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How Collaboration Can Win the Day for Competency-Based Education

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Aug 16, 2017 10:10:39 AM

Topics: Competency Based Education (CBE), Partnerships

Since its founding 43 years ago, CAEL has advocated for solutions to link learning and work. As the concept of the knowledge economy (PDF) increasingly motivates higher ed institutions and employers to innovate learning opportunities, colleges and universities are implementing solutions that get at the heart of this relationship between higher education and the workforce.

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Adapting Today’s Higher Education Policies for Today’s Students

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jun 7, 2017 3:59:40 PM

Topics: Structural Approaches to Learning, Partnerships, Webinar

Much has been made about changing face of higher education. In fact, CAEL’s very existence is owed to the recognition that the number of older learners in pursuit of a postsecondary degree or credential is growing and needs support. Yet as this recognition becomes increasingly mainstream, one facet of adult learner support continues to lags behind, says Peter McPherson: higher ed policy.

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Join Us June 20 for CAEL’s Policy and Advocacy Agenda Webinar

Posted by Brian Sorenson on May 24, 2017 11:13:55 AM

Topics: Structural Approaches to Learning, Partnerships, CAEL News

For more than 42 years, CAEL has been a vocal advocate for nontraditional students everywhere. Working with colleges and universities, state and local governments, and other stakeholders, CAEL has lead the conversation on the creation and implementation of policies that support adult educational attainment.

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CAEL’s President and CEO Pamela Tate Talks the National Adult Learner Coalition

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Apr 19, 2017 2:04:15 PM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education, Partnerships, Adult Learning Success

Last week we shared an interview between University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) CEO Robert Hansen and EvoLLLution in which Hansen discussed how the recently formed National Adult Learner Coalition (NALC) came to be.

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How the National Adult Learner Coalition is Serving as a Powerful Voice for Nontraditional Students

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Apr 13, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Trends in Higher Education, Partnerships

In February, CAEL announced its participation in the newly formed National Adult Learner Coalition (NALC). Joined by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), the Presidents’ Forum and the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and supported by Lumina Foundation, the NALC was founded to provide a voice for nontraditional students to advance national and state policy to support educational attainment.

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National Adult Learner Coalition Representatives, Adult Learner Experts Lead Capitol Hill Panel

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Mar 15, 2017 12:18:33 PM

Topics: Best Practices, Trends in Higher Education, Partnerships, Adult Learning

As previously reported, CAEL has joined Presidents’ Forum, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), and University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) to form the National Adult Learner Coalition. The Coalition’s goals are to modernize federal education and workforce policy to reflect the reality that the adult learner is the new normal; educate stakeholders on the value and needs of adult learners and innovative ways to serve them; and mobilize colleges and universities, employers, government, and other key constituencies to advance the adult learner.

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CAEL Joins Adult Learner Advocates to Create National Adult Learner Coalition

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Feb 6, 2017 4:39:04 PM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education, Partnerships, Adult Learning, CAEL News

CAEL is proud to announce that it is part of a group of four associations that have joined together with a unified message advocating for adult students and the higher education institutions that serve them. Along with support from Lumina Foundation, CAEL is joined by the Presidents’ Forum, the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) and University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) to form the National Adult Learner Coalition.

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Spanning the Gap Between Traditional Liberal Education and the Workforce

Posted by Lynn Schroeder on May 9, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Topics: Partnerships

Information released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in June revealed some puzzling data.

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