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  • Apr. 17, 2014

    Lumina Foundation recently released a series of commissioned papers on student financial support. The papers propose diverse recommendations for overhauling funding and financial aid systems to reduce the monetary barriers to credential completion. We have provided brief summaries of recommendations made by a few of the authors who included a focus on how their ideas might affect adult learners.

  • Apr. 16, 2014

    WCET, which is a partner organization of the Adult College Completion Network, is hosting a conference next month on alternative pathways to credentials. Although the conference is not focused exclusively on adults, the credential pathways and issues discussed -- such as competency-based learning and badging -- will likely be of interest to ACC Network members working in the area.

  • Apr. 16, 2014

    A newly-proposed degree completion program introduced by Connecticut's governor. The plan would pay for returning adults to take up to three free three-credit courses if they previously attended one of the state's public institutions and have been away from postsecondary education since at least 2012.

  • New Project Warehouse Entry

    Complete Florida

    Apr. 16, 2014

    Complete Florida is an exciting new strategy for the state of Florida providing focus on recruiting, retaining and recovering the state’s adult learners that have stopped out of college. The Complete Florida program will give priority to veterans or active duty members of the United States Armed Forces.

  • Apr. 16, 2014

    Many adults today find it necessary to finish a baccalaureate degree to retain their current position, qualify for promotion, change careers, or gain employment after being laid off. The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL) is an adult degree completion program designed to meet these needs. This flexible program allows adults to finish their degree while continuing to work, spending time with their family, and meeting other obligations in our fast-paced society.

  • Workforce-Higher Ed Collaboration

    Project Finish Line

    Apr. 16, 2014

    This partnership between Oklahoma's Reach Higher degree completion program and the Central Oklahoma Workforce Investment Board provides grants for residents from four counties who are within 15 hours of a certificate or degree.

  • New Project Warehouse Entry

    "Choctaw U"

    Apr. 16, 2014

    The purpose of Choctaw University (Choctaw U) is to grow knowledge and skills of all associates by instilling a deeper understanding of their purpose within the organization. Participants will receive superior professional development training, build knowledge, and improve their skills to be more efficient and productive leaders.

  • Apr. 8, 2014

    Eds. Note: We have just added information on the UW Flexible option to the Project Warehouse. Contact us to add your work to this database.

     

    Since fall 2012, the UW System has been building a self-paced, competency-based model called the UW Flexible Option. The goal of this undertaking is to provide quality degree and certificate programs to the nearly 700,000 adults in Wisconsin with some college and no degree. The Flexible Option will serve as an important contributor to the UW System’s goals to help more Wisconsin residents attain college degrees and address the state’s workforce needs. The UW System is the first public university in the country to develop a competency-based program at the system level.

  • Apr. 4, 2014

    Career maps are increasingly becoming an important tool for employers to recruit and retain workers. These maps can show connections between career advancement opportunities and additional education and training requirements.

  • Apr. 3, 2014

    A new survey of stakeholders concerned with increasing college completion among adults with some prior college credit finds that direct outreach to former students, better data for tracking students, financial aid targeted to adult students, improved transfer of existing college credit, and innovative academic programs are key policy levers for increasing adult college completion. The full report on the survey is available here. The survey was conducted by Higher Ed Insight, which serves as the external evaluator of Lumina Foundation’s adult degree completion work.

     

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