School of Extended and Life Long Learning

Roger Maclean, Dean

The School of Extended & Lifelong Learning (SELL) is the outreach arm of the University of Montana. SELL partners with external organizations and academic units to provide innovative and flexible education experiences and personal growth opportunities for a variety of audiences. SELL’s mission is realized through service, innovation and collaboration. By creating relationships based on integrity and professionalism, SELL advances quality lifelong learning opportunities that transform lives.

SELL is located in the James E. Todd building, east of the University Center. The building includes meeting space, available to rent by both on and off-campus entities, including state-of-the-art technology in every room and video conferencing capabilities. In addition, SELL provides conference and event planning, including equipment rental, technical support and logistical assistance.

We Provide Educational Opportunities for Community Members

SELL is responsive to community needs, and seeks partnerships that help enrich the lives of community members. We design training programs tailored to help local companies meet their goals, and provide meeting space or planning services for educational conferences.

Individuals aged +50, enjoy MOLLI short courses in the fine arts, humanities, current and political affairs and natural and social sciences. These lifetime learners enjoy courses without the added pressure of grades, tests, or homework.

Community members who are looking to enhance their career potential need not look any further than our Professional Development program.

Interested in Beekeeping? We even have something for you. SELL offers an online certificate program for serious beekeepers that is taught by one of the nation’s premier bee research teams. Beekeeping is just one example of the creative educational programming that is incubated at SELL.

We Support UM

SELL supports the entire campus community by offering a range of administrative, design and technical services associated with Summer Semester, Wintersession, and UMOnline. SELL’s Innovation Studio helps faculty members bring their subject matter to life with instructional design, content creation, and accessibility support.

We Accommodate All Your Conference Planning and Meeting Needs

If you need help planning a conference, symposium, or large educational event, SELL has a Conference Planning Services team that can help make your event a success.

Need meeting space? The Continuing Education Conference Center at SELL can accommodate your needs with meeting rooms that can seat anywhere from 100-200 people and have state-of-the-art equipment and in-house technical support.

These are just a sampling of the ways SELL meets educational needs and provides diverse learning opportunities. We strive to broaden educational access by meeting our audiences where they are, thinking outside the box, and providing excellent customer service.