The Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University improves and enriches lives by providing access and lowering barriers to educational opportunities for adult learners and skill seekers, connecting CWRU faculty and the broader world of higher education to lifelong learners both locally and around the globe.

We realize this goal through:

  • Career development opportunities including non-credit and certificate programs for working professionals
  • Personal enrichment courses and lectures in a vast array of subject areas
  • Educational travel to national and international destinations led by CWRU faculty hosts


We aim to be an educational bridge between CWRU and the wider community. Toward that end we will:

  • Deliver unique learning opportunities utilizing CWRU faculty and other exceptional scholars and subject experts to offer intellectual fulfillment to residents of Greater Cleveland as well as the broader world of lifelong learners
  • Meet the continually evolving needs of skill seekers and employers by offering a diverse selection of high quality Continuing Professional Studies offerings¬†
  • Forge partnerships with community organizations to make our programming accessible and affordable to a diverse and inclusive audience
  • Utilize technology to advance our goals
  • Act as an engine for social impact through scholarship opportunities and by bridging the gap between CWRU and the community


Academic Excellence and Impact

  • Superior instruction and experience
  • Scholarship that changes lives and deepens understanding
  • Creativity and innovation as hallmarks of our efforts

Inclusiveness and Diversity

  • Civility and the free exchange of ideas
  • Civic and international engagement
  • Reach a wide sector of lifelong learners whose interests and learning styles are broad and varied
  • Appreciation for the distinct perspectives and talents of individuals
  • Make opportunities accessible to underserved populations in Northeast Ohio and beyond

Effective Stewardship

  • Collaboration with CWRU as well as with regional, national and international institutions and organizations and key stakeholders
  • Act as bridge between the university and the public, by facilitating faculty engagement with the broader community
  • Emphasis on financial sustainability
  • Operational systems that support efficient attainment of our mission
  • Continue the tradition of Siegal College of Jewish Studies by providing a robust selection of Jewish Studies lectures and courses¬†
  • Support the legacy programs of the Association of Continuing Education (ACE)