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Can I Do Both? Be Employed And Graduate? Adult Non-Traditional Learners Who Combine Employment And Higher Education Enrollment-A Look At Persistence And Best Practices To Overcoming Barriers To Improve Success And Retention, Lynn Taylor May 2015

Can I Do Both? Be Employed And Graduate? Adult Non-Traditional Learners Who Combine Employment And Higher Education Enrollment-A Look At Persistence And Best Practices To Overcoming Barriers To Improve Success And Retention, Lynn Taylor

Adult Education Research Conference

The roundtable discussion critically analyzes two significant research studies on barriers to persistence of non-traditional adult learners who combine employment and higher education enrollment. These studies were conducted by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the NCES. Implications for best practices to overcome barriers, improve retention and academic success will be covered.


Career Transition To The Professoriate: Midlife Women’S Process, Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom May 2015

Career Transition To The Professoriate: Midlife Women’S Process, Challenges, Supports, And Strategies, Catherine A. Cherrstrom

Adult Education Research Conference

: The numbers of new faculty with prior careers and women faculty are increasing. However, traditional theories may not explain this intersection in examining faculty careers. The purpose of this study was to investigate the career transitions and strategies of women midlife career changers to the professoriate.


Obtaining Cultural Competency Skills: Perceptions From Supervisors In Higher Education, Veronica Gomez Vilchis Jan 2015

Obtaining Cultural Competency Skills: Perceptions From Supervisors In Higher Education, Veronica Gomez Vilchis

All Master's Theses

A program evaluation was done on the supervisor training at Central Washington University to obtain the perceptions of supervisors on cultural competency. Eighteen supervisors were interviewed. The results demonstrated supervisors’ support of incorporating cultural competency as part of their professional development. However, supervisors indicated the current supervisor training does not give them tools to interact effectively with diverse populations. Implications for including cultural competency skills for supervisors in higher education are discussed.


Relationships Among Adult Student Performance And Satisfaction Variables For One Campus Of A Career University's Mba Programs, Curtis G. Smith Jan 2015

Relationships Among Adult Student Performance And Satisfaction Variables For One Campus Of A Career University's Mba Programs, Curtis G. Smith

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The number of adult learners has grown significantly since World War II, and workplace environments have expanded to embrace many new areas of expertise and knowledge. The expectations of these learners in terms of the courses offered by career universities have become increasingly diverse. University personnel need to find ways that optimize and align courses offered with those expectations. The purpose of this correlational study was to understand the relationships between outcome variables in adult education programs and students' perceptions of the quality of their educational programs. Five historically tracked variables were examined: program GPA, job placement rate, program completion ...