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How the Right Approach Can Help Institutions Prosper in a Tumultuous Higher Ed Landscape

Posted by Scott Campbell on Nov 10, 2017 1:50:54 PM

Topics: Adult Student Success

At the end of October, Capella Education Co. and Strayer Education Co announced that they are merging into a new entity to be called Strategic Education.

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Colleges, Students and Employers Agree: Career Services are Vital

Posted by Jennifer Groh on Jul 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Trends in Higher Education, Student Expectations, Student Advising and Coaching

Earlier this month, author of “There is Life After College” and Washington Post writer Jeff Selingo shared his thoughts on how to improve campus career centers to support students’ post-graduation job prospects. Citing a 2016 Gallup study that found that 40 percent of recent graduates never visited their career centers, Selingo noted that institutions must overcome reservations many students have about the value of career services offerings.

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Conversations with George Pruitt

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Jun 28, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Success Stories, Adult Student Success

Last week we highlighted the work of George Pruitt, retiring president of Thomas Edison State College, former CAEL employee and Board member, and longtime advocate of innovating higher ed as a means of increasing access to higher learning.

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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 Student Success, Adult Learning, Adult Learner 360

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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Study: When Credits Transfer, Community College Students Save On Four-Year Degrees

Posted by Brian Sorenson on May 26, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Best Practices, Trends in Higher Education, Knowledge Transfer

In March, we shared a recent report by the Center for Analysis of Postsecondary Education and Employment which found that, contrary to preconceived notions, an associate degree alone could help recipients increase their earning potential.

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New Bill Seeks to Create Transparency in Higher Education

Posted by Brian Sorenson on May 19, 2017 3:09:53 PM

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

In today’s divisive political climate, it’s rare to see officials reach a consensus across party lines. That makes the recent bipartisan efforts to increase transparency of data pertaining to college outcomes all the more significant.

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Tennessee Puts Forth a Model for Tuition-Free College Access for Adults with Tennessee Reconnect

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Apr 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Trends in Higher Education

In February, we shared the news that Tennessee would be offering tuition-free access to the state’s community colleges through its Tennessee Promise scholarship program. Now comes word that the state may soon offer a similar program to increase access to higher education for its population of adult learners, known as Tennessee Reconnect.

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How Digital Engagement Supports Today’s Nontraditional Students

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Apr 21, 2017 12:39:22 PM

Topics: Adult Student Success, Best Practices

There’s no question that today’s “typical” college student looks very different than the one often discussed. Nontraditional students, a population that actually represents the ‘new normal’ makeup of colleges and universities, deserve our support and encouragement.

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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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WorkingNation Highlights CAEL’s Impact on the State of the Adult Learner

Posted by Brian Sorenson on Apr 6, 2017 12:19:31 PM

Topics: Success Stories, Adult Student Success, Best Practices, CAEL News

Last week, WorkingNation, a nonprofit campaign dedicated to developing solutions to unify the country to solve workforce issues, highlighted the state of the adult learner and how CAEL is helping higher education institutions, employers, communities and government to meet their needs.

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