2018-05-17

Five Things Student Affairs Professionals Can Do to Support Adult Learners

Alexa Wesley

E-Books

Member Price: $0.00

Non-member Price: $0.00
Buy This Product

This brief outlines a set of recommendations that student affairs professionals should consider when developing new programs and strategies to advance adult learner success. 

Nearly half of students enrolled in colleges and universities today are adult learners, who often must balance their education with other family or work-related priorities. However, institutional policies and practices continue to be largely developed based on the needs of traditional students.

Drawing on national research findings, widely cited strategies for success, and existing literature, this brief outlines a set of recommendations that student affairs professionals should consider when developing new programs and strategies to advance adult learner success. These strategies examine key opportunity areas for fostering a deep sense of community and support among adult learnings, while specifically discussing institutional responsiveness and awareness of adult learner needs and lifestyles, relevant and applied learning structures, and targeted and accessible engagement efforts.

A NASPA Research and Policy Institute report.

Related Products

To comment, you can login to your preferred social network. Comments are lightly moderated and we do provide the option for users to flag a comment as inappropriate.

Get in Touch with NASPA

×