Attracting Returning Adults: The Right Messaging Helps You Do the Right Thing

If you talk to an academic advisor about degree completion for any period of time, you will hear heartbreaking stories of the students who “got away” (students who got close to the goal of graduation but had to stop for a variety of reasons). More than likely, the advisor has reached out to these near […]

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The Evolution of Education

This year, the WCET Annual Meeting will kick off with a keynote from Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY).  Today she shares with us how her team is addressing three fundamental principles in education – access, completion and success.  The Evolution of Education: Responsibilities for Post-secondary Education in a New Age Education as […]

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Glimpse into WCET Leadership Summit: Designing Alternative Pathways to Credentials

May 7th & 8th, 2014 Salt Lake City was again host to a bevy of WCET’ers, gathered to discuss how we in higher education can adopt, adapt and administer high quality credentials in new ways utilizing tools like competency based education, badges and prior learning assessment. What follows are highlights of the agenda, however, recordings […]

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Partnering to Better Serve Adults

Our colleague from across the building, Patrick Lane, joins the Frontiers blog today to share the resources from the recent meeting of the Adult College Completion (ACC) Network.  The ACC Network aims to unite organizations and agencies working to increase college completion by adults with prior college credits but no degree in a collaborative learning […]

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More than One Path to Meeting the Adult Degree Completion BIG GOAL

Lumina Foundation has a BIG GOAL:  To increase the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by the year 2025.  Over the past several years, they have supported many projects that are of sufficient scale to reach this goal. This week I have been attending a meeting of WICHE’s Adult College […]

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Serving Ready Adults – Resources from Non-Traditional No More Project

I spent the last two days at the Non-Traditional No More meeting in Denver.  Funded by Lumina Foundation for Education, this WICHE-run project works with five states – Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, North Dakota, and South Dakota – to identify their “ready adult” population – those adults who are close to having enough credits to obtain a […]

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