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What Happens When You Start Listening to the Adults in the Room?

Posted by Sean Hudson on Oct 2, 2018 10:47:00 AM

Topics: Trends in Higher Education, Adult Student Success, Student Expectations, Adult Learner 360, Adult Learning, Case Studies

We have been hearing more and more about “today’s students” and how they are much more likely to be older people who work and have significant family responsibilities. Some people also refer to these students as nontraditional, post-traditional or simply as adult learners. Regardless of what term is used, colleges and universities are starting to pay a lot more attention to these students, but many postsecondary institutions often wonder what they should be doing differently to meet the needs of today’s students.

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Financial Aid and Adult Students; the Elephant in the Room

Posted by Laurie ShoulterKarall on Apr 10, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Topics: Financial Aid, Adult Learner 360

Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt. Many economists have suggested that it is $600 BILLION more than the total of U.S. credit card debt. Women hold nearly two-thirds of the U.S. student debt―roughly more than $800 billion.

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Making The Adult-Friendly Dean

Posted by Scott Campbell on Apr 6, 2018 2:22:45 PM

Topics: Adult Learner 360, Prior Learning Assessments (PLA), Adult Student Success

“Everybody's talking at me, I don't hear a word they're saying” are song lyrics that easily describe adults who are considering beginning, restarting or completing their higher education goals.

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How Can Higher Ed Better Serve Adults? Our March 29 Webinar May Have an Answer

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Mar 19, 2018 9:30:24 AM

Topics: Webinar, Adult Learner 360

Since it was first offered, Adult Learner 360 has helped higher education institutions nationwide assess, implement and revise strategies for meeting the needs of adults--a rapidly growing population of students that colleges and universities can ill afford to ignore.

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Enrollment Down, Debt Up; How Increasing the Focus on Adult Students Will Reverse the Trend

Posted by Scott Campbell on Oct 16, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Learning Success, Trends in Higher Education, Adult Learner 360

Inside Higher Ed, in collaboration with Gallup, recently released the 2017 Survey of College and University Admission Directors. The news was not good since only about one third of senior admissions officers indicated that they had meet their enrollment goals by the traditional May 1 deadline. The survey looks at enrollment from multiple perspectives including international student recruitment, the effect of social media activity by potential students and the viability of tuition-free college programs.

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CAEL’s Adult Learner 360 Now Giving Schools a 360° View of their Adult Student Population

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jun 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Learner 360, Adult Student Success, Adult Learning

Many colleges and universities strive to ensure a high level of institutional support for their population of adult students, and for good reason. As the populations of adult and other nontraditional students continue to grow, higher education institutions rightly see fostering a high level of support for those students as being essential to support their own growth plans.

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