Fresh Ideas to Help Adult Learners Succeed
Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Most colleges still get it wrong when it comes to recruiting adult students. Rather than offering them another chance, says University of Louisville's Matt Bergman, "we've got to flip that and say, 'Give us another chance.'"
Colleges and universities are taking note, making themselves more accessible to adult learners with programs, services, and support. Some offer credit-based assessments of students' prior learning; others are making it easier for adults to use public-benefits programs while they attend college. And some are creating programs that provide evening child care for students who also are parents.