14 septembre 2014

Tugged in Two Directions

HomeBy Paul Fain. A surge in new competency-based degree programs has created challenges for the accreditors tasked with approving them. They must seek to ensure academic quality without quashing promising ideas, while also dealing with sluggish and sometimes confusing guidance from the federal government. That was the message from top officials of three regional accrediting agencies, who spoke to a group the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) brought together here. Read more...

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06 septembre 2014

Graduate in a dead-end job? Perhaps it's time to go back to uni

The Guardian homeBy . Many young people are trapped in low-paid work in the wake of the recession. Could postgrad study be the way out? Young people who graduated and struggled to find work in the midst of the global financial slump may have started to wonder whether to go back to university to increase their chances of getting the graduate job they always dreamed of. Read more...

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30 août 2014

L’accès des adultes à l’enseignement supérieur. Table ronde à Nantes le 16 septembre 2014

logo Acteurs FPCAprès le vote d’une nouvelle loi sur la formation professionnelle dont tous les décrets n’ont pas encore été rédigés, le Cnam a voulu réinterroger la promotion sociale – l’une des actions phares de son engagement sociétal – en réunissant à Nantes, tous les acteurs concernés : État, collectivités, partenaires sociaux, chambres consulaires et financeurs le 16 septembre 2014 de 14 h 00 à 17 h 00.
Pour consulter le programme, s’inscrire : site du CNAM. Voir l'article...

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24 août 2014

Against the Grain: Evolving the Institution to Attract and Retain Single Parents

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Midwest private colleges are going all out to attract a dwindling number of recent high school graduates. The truth is they’ve missed an entire group of dedicated students waiting to be discovered. Nationally, more than one third of adults over the age of 25 have no college education. Colleges committed to having a positive impact on their community can make a major dent in local poverty by investing in college success for low-income single mothers in particular. More...

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Three Keys to Keeping Your Boomers in Class with the Grades to Pass

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. It’s high season on college campuses around the country as new student orientations prepare a new freshmen class for the coming semester at San Jacinto College (San Jac). I catch the eye of the young First Year Experience (FYE) leader as she leads her tour to a stop outside The N2L Outreach and Support Center for the Adult Learner. More...

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23 août 2014

Mature student numbers ‘hit record level’

By . A record number of mature students have been accepted into higher education so far this year, new figures show. According to admissions body Ucas, the number of applicants over 20 taking up degree courses one week after A-level results were published was 100,700, 6 per cent higher than at the same time last year. Read more...

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17 août 2014

What It Takes to Bring Adults Back

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 1. Why is it important for universities to gear programming, and to focus outreach, toward the adult student marketplace?
In the state of Georgia, particularly at Columbus State University (CSU), we’re working fervently toward meeting Governor Nathan Deal’s Complete College Georgia goal of 60 percent of Georgians having some type of degree by 2020 in an effort to meet job needs in the state. There are not enough traditional (18 to 22-year-old) students matriculating from high school to colleges and universities to meet this goal. Therefore, it’s imperative to entice adult learners back to college. More...

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11 août 2014

Adults and the Higher Education Experience (Part 2)

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. 2. What are the barriers facing non-traditional students in on-campus programs and what advantages might online programs offer?
While there are many benefits to attending a traditional program, these programs, because they cater to a traditional population (ie. 18 to 24-year-olds, single, no children, not working full time and residential), create some barriers for non-traditional students that many online programs have worked around. The first is scheduling. Classes held during the day are less accessible for the working adult than are classes on evenings and weekends, or in an executive, compressed format. Any large program has the advantage of scale; because they enroll many students, they can create many more sections at a variety of times, making it more likely that the working adult, or the adult dealing with child care or parent care issues, can find a convenient class time. Online programs also eliminate travel time to campus, increasing their convenience for working adults. More...

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04 août 2014

An Adult Education Model That Works

The EvoLLLutionBy  - EvoLLLution. Research conducted by The Harvard Business Review points to the extraordinary correlation between employee development and organizational performance. The data also reflects a connection between educational benefits and employee retention rates. More...

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02 août 2014

Understanding how people choose to pursue taught postgraduate study

Mellors-Bourne, R, Hooley, T and Marriott, J. (2014) Understanding how people choose to pursue taught postgraduate study . Understanding how people choose to pursue taught postgraduate study, ( ). pp. 1-106.

Abstract

Investigation of the needs of individuals considering returning to postgraduate study after some years 'away' from higher education.

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