May 03, 2013

College for America and the Future of Adult Education

Becky Klein-Collins , Director of Research

The Department of Education’s recent approval of the College for America program at Southern New Hampshire University has been exciting news for us around here at CAEL, as it affirms the work we’ve long been doing on behalf of adult learners striving for a degree.

The Emotional Impact of PLA
May 02, 2013

The Emotional Impact of PLA

Sara Zalek , Associate Director, Marketing and Communications Not long ago, we conducted a survey of over 100 students enrolled in the LearningCounts program. Overall, the results lent much support to the effectiveness of prior learning assessment (PLA) in evaluating the skills and knowledge of adult students working towards degrees. But what particularly stood out for us was the emotional impact PLA had for learners.

April 22, 2013

What About the Frontline?

Lisa Schumacher, Director of Special Projects

I spend a lot of time with HR and learning & development personnel, studying and listening to the ways they go about developing leaders in management. Companies spend a lot of time, money, and other resources devoted to creating robust leadership development programs, high potential programs, succession planning, and the like – all of which is very important work.

April 22, 2013

Early Suspension on MAP Funds Impacts IL Students Most In Need

Kylie Oulahan, Intern

In today’s economy, where postsecondary credentials are increasingly critical for securing economic stability, the need for educational funding among low-income Illinoisans is greater than ever.

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