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Tuesday, May, 10, 2011

Returning Adult Students - AAC&U's Peer Review

If you're engaged in responsibilities related to planning for adult students, returning students, non-traditional students ... then you may wish to purchase this entire issue of Peer Review from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

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Below is the Table of Contents as it appears on the AAC&U website. The items which are underlined links are available for reading on line by anyone.

Winter 2011  Peer Review Cover

Current Issue: 
Winter 2011, Vol. 13, No. 1

Returning Adult Students

Adult students constitute a growing population on college campuses. This issue features a range of programs that ensure returning adult and other nontraditional students achieve the full array of liberal education outcomes.

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CONTENTS:

Winter 201

From the Editor

Analysis

Strategies for Becoming Adult-Learning-Focused Institutions
Rebecca Klein-Collins, Council of Adult and Experiential Learning

What Adult Learners Can Teach Us about All Learners: 
A Conversation with L. Lee Knefelkamp 

Laura Donnelly-Smith, AAC&U

Practice

St. Catherine University’s Weekend College
Julie Michener, Amy Lindgren, Greg Steenson, and Joan Robertson, St. Catherine University

Enhancing Veteran Success in Higher Education
Elizabeth O’Herrin, American Council on Education

Planning to Succeed: Meeting the Needs of Adult Students Today
Greg von Lehman, University of Maryland University College

Adult Students: Meeting the Challenge of a Growing Student Population 
Joseph Worth and Christopher Stephens, St. Louis Community College

Research

Research on Adult Learners: Supporting the Needs of a Student Population that Is No Longer Nontraditional
Jovita M. Ross-Gordon, Texas State University-San Marcos; Jossey-Bass

AAC&U Work on Community College Students and 
Liberal Education Outcomes

Reality Check

Finding Purpose and Meaning in and out of the Classroom
Art Chickering, Goddard College

 

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Monday, June, 14, 2010

Millennials as a Generation of 'Peter Pan's'

Don't miss out on joining nearly 1,500 of your colleagues and peers at higher education's premier planning event of 2010, SCUP–45. The Society for College and University Planning's 45th annual, international conference and idea marketplace is July 10–14 in Minneapolis!

 



Here's your SCUP Link to "Long Road to Adulthood Is Growing Even Longer"

If you've got children in their 20s or early 30s you've already noticed this. And it's one of the ways that the ever-growing pool of "non-traditional" students keeps growing. This trend is studied by the McArthur Foundation's Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood. The link to the left is to the network, the title link, above, is to a story about the research in The New York Times.

“A new period of life is emerging in which young people are no longer adolescents but not yet adults,” Mr. Furstenberg said.

National surveys reveal that an overwhelming majority of Americans, including younger adults, agree that between 20 and 22, people should be finished with school, working and living on their own. But in practice many people in their 20s and early 30s have not yet reached these traditional milestones.

Marriage and parenthood — once seen as prerequisites for adulthood — are now viewed more as lifestyle choices, according to a new report released by Princeton University and the Brookings Institution.

The stretched-out walk to independence is rooted in social and economic shifts that started in the 1970s, including a change from a manufacturing to a service-based economy that sent many more people to college, and the women’s movement, which opened up educational and professional opportunities.

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Monday, May, 24, 2010

Understanding the Non-Traditional Student: Degrees of Difficulty

Don't miss out on joining nearly 1,500 of your colleagues and peers at higher education's premier planning event of 2010, SCUP–45. The Society for College and University Planning's 45th annual, international conference and idea marketplace is July 10–14 in Minneapolis!



Here's your SCUP Link to the initial source of Degrees of Difficulty

On Monday, May 24, USA Today begins a week-long series of video reports on various non-traditional college students. Five students were selected, one to be featured in each video. Background information and links to the videos, as they are released, can be found here.

A video project dubbed "Take America to College" aims to tell the story of today's non-traditional college students in their own words and images.

The project organizers in January put out a casting call and more than 200 nontraditional college students responded by sending in their stories; 78 uploaded audition videos. Five were chosen to represent the millions of students who struggle to complete a college degree. The link to background information and to find the videos as they are available is here.

They are:

• Dennis Medina, a police officer and a night student at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston;

• Kathryn McCormick, a single mom who waitresses 35 hours a week and is enrolled at Valencia Community College in Orlando

• Shane Burrows, who works full-time as a sales assistant while studying at Sierra Community College in Rocklin, Calif.;

• Brandon Krapf, an Iraq war veteran studying at American University in Washington, D.C.;

• Charneé Ball, a Navy veteran, also at Valencia Community College in Orlando

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