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Howell, George F.; Buck, Jeffrey M. – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
Student satisfaction with a course is important because it can contribute to student retention, and it can also be used as one way to assess faculty effectiveness. This investigative work suggests that course satisfaction among non-traditional, adult students seeking business degrees is positively influenced by giving attention to four specific…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Classroom Techniques, Student Attitudes, Adult Students
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Mancuso, Susan – Innovative Higher Education, 2001
Used an innovative benchmarking research methodology including surveys and site visits to identify best practices at selected adult-centered institutions. Distilled findings into one overarching theme, "Adult learner centered institutions have a culture in which flexibility, individuation, and adult-centered learning drive institutional practice,"…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Benchmarking, Educational Improvement, Higher Education
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Klassen, Peter T. – Innovative Higher Education, 1983
Adult students in an interdisciplinary, experiential weekend social science course showed significant increases on 11 Personal Orientation Inventory subscales and the Walton-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, with no sex differences found. This supports experiential learning as effective in the continuation and reinforcement of the…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Critical Thinking, Experiential Learning, Higher Education
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Beaman, Ronda – Innovative Higher Education, 1998
Argues that prevailing assessment methods in higher education confuse the adult learner, fail to place the instructor in a facilitative mode, and hamper attempts at learner empowerment. Descriptions of more appropriate evaluative methods are offered, including instructor, peer, and self-evaluation, accompanied by student responses to these…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Alternative Assessment, Andragogy
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Fenwick, Dorothy C. – Innovative Higher Education, 1985
The evaluation of training and education sponsored by the Armed Forces, business, and industry, as well as prior learning assessment has been standardized. One method of standardizing the transcripting of extrainstitutional education to increase its acceptance in traditional institutions is described. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Adult Students, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Moretz, Walter J., Jr. – Innovative Higher Education, 1985
Some observations on nontraditional education include programs that can trace their lineage back to the origins of Western universities; they serve adult needs more than adolescent/young adult needs; and learning occurs outside boundaries of grades, semester hours, etc. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Educational History, Females, Futures (of Society)
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Murphy, Lawrence R. – Innovative Higher Education, 1985
To facilitate career change among adults, Central Michigan University developed innovative means of helping learners develop skills needed for advanced course work in management. These efforts include the preparation of a reader containing basic theories and seminal writings, diagnostic instruments and self-study guides, and noncredit workshops.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Career Change, Competence
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Swift, John S., Jr. – Innovative Higher Education, 1988
Special liberal studies baccalaureate programming for adults is discussed. Such programs may provide access through open admissions, have special seminar courses, recognize and grant credit for life experience, provide special counseling, schedule classes in the evening, and make available other desired options and services. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Students, Experiential Learning, General Education
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Moseley, James L. – Innovative Higher Education, 1986
Workshop Way is described: a scientific educational system that organizes time, materials, and strategies so as to permit students to develop and maintain positive feelings as persons and learners, and to handle new material without fear of failure. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Students, College Students, Course Descriptions
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Mishler, Carol; Moss, Frederick K. – Innovative Higher Education, 1986
A survey of Saturday students was conducted at the University of Wisconsin Center in Waukesha County to generate information useful in institutional planning and scheduling. Results of the survey revealed that participants were older, employed full time, and female. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, College Planning, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education
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Sherman, Debora C.; And Others – Innovative Higher Education, 1985
A collaboration between an urban antipoverty agency, Action for Boston Community Development, and a private higher education institution, Lesley College, is described. A bachelor's degree program for adults associated with human service agencies is provided. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Agencies, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Willett, Lynn H.; Adams, Frank G. – Innovative Higher Education, 1985
Thirty learning styles preferences are profiled for a group of adult male students enrolled in an external degree program. The Canfield Learning Style Inventory was used to assess the adult students' learning styles. Correlations between learning styles and traditional learning environments were examined. (Author/MLW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Cognitive Style, College Students, Comparative Analysis
Swaffield, Bruce C. – International Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Reviews the history of the University Without Walls concept of continuing and adult education from its inception in 1981 to the current activities of the International Council for Innovation in Higher Education (ICIE). Identifies current issues, including technology and improving access to continuing education for adults throughout the world. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Continuing Education
Ansalone, George – International Journal of Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Briefly reviews the history of the adult education movement and responses by higher education to the influx of nontraditional older students, such as open admissions, career-oriented programs, evening and weekend divisions, and distance education delivery options such as Web-based modules. Stresses the importance of assessing and accommodating…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, College Students, Delivery Systems