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Faculty And Staff Roles And Responsibilities In The Design And Delivery Of Competency-Based Education Programs: A C-Ben Snapshot, Michelle Navarre Cleary Nov 2015

Faculty And Staff Roles And Responsibilities In The Design And Delivery Of Competency-Based Education Programs: A C-Ben Snapshot, Michelle Navarre Cleary

Michelle Navarre Cleary

In recent years, questions about the role of faculty members in competency-based education (CBE) programs have been raised by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (2014), regional accreditors (Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions, 2015) and in the higher-education press (Neem, 2013; Ward, 2014). With increasing scrutiny and attention being paid to CBE programs, it is vital to develop a clear picture of what faculty are and are not doing in competency-based programs. This report presents the initial results of a Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) survey focused on cataloging the roles and responsibilities of faculty and staff involved …


Preventing Graduate Student Heroic Suicide In Community-Based Research: A Tale Of Two Committees, Nancy K. Franz Dr. Jan 2013

Preventing Graduate Student Heroic Suicide In Community-Based Research: A Tale Of Two Committees, Nancy K. Franz Dr.

Nancy K. Franz

Graduate students are increasingly interested in community-based research and public scholarship. However, they often struggle to find faculty research mentors who fully understand or have been personally involved with this type of research and related scholarship. In fact, some graduate students are advised by graduate committee members to refrain from working with communities and community stakeholders. Graduate students also experience few opportunities to develop skills and knowledge for community-based scholarship. It is clear that graduate students interested in community-based research need tools to navigate these dynamics. This article proposes a research stakeholder advisory committee as a successful tool for graduate …


Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal May 2012

Adult Student Retention: Important To Your Institution’S Bottom Line, Andree Robinson-Neal

Andree Robinson-Neal

This article is in response to EvoLLLution's May Panel discussion entitled "Adult student retention: Why devote special resources to this group?" and focuses on the value that adult students add to higher education institutions.


Book Review Of Global Perspectives On Adult Education, Deborah K. Sterner Aug 2011

Book Review Of Global Perspectives On Adult Education, Deborah K. Sterner

Deborah K Sterner

No abstract provided.


Acl 546 Research Methodology, Rob Morrison Jun 2011

Acl 546 Research Methodology, Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.


Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred Jun 2011

Adult Education And Lifelong Learning In The Caribbean And Latin America, Mary V. Alfred, Petra A. Robinson, Merlissa C. Alfred

Petra A Robinson

In this paper, we explore the concept of adult education and lifelong learning in the Latin America and Caribbean region and situate it within the context of the CONFINTEA V, Agenda for Adult Education which was more recently reaffirmed by CONFINTEA VI. The first section provides a contextual discussion of how adult education and lifelong learning are conceptualized in the region while the second discusses the region’s response to the agenda for adult education. The third segment highlights some of the associated challenges and concludes with implications for adult educators.


Perceptions Of Beauty And Identity: The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon In Jamaica, Petra A. Robinson May 2011

Perceptions Of Beauty And Identity: The Skin Bleaching Phenomenon In Jamaica, Petra A. Robinson

Petra A Robinson

Founded on the significance of the skin bleaching phenomenon in Jamaica, and the persistent influences of colonialism, the purpose of this paper is twofold: (a) to explore the skin bleaching phenomenon and (b) to provide a snapshot of how colonialism (despite national independence) influences perceptions of beauty and identity in Jamaica, particularly through informal learning. Based on an empirical study, the research sought to explore and understand the perceptions and motivations behind the practice of skin bleaching, given the historical and social context, and how it influenced the participants’ perceptions of beauty and identity.


Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison Dec 2010

Acl 533 Technology And Learning, Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.


Acl 546 Research Methodology, Rob Morrison Jan 2010

Acl 546 Research Methodology, Rob Morrison

Rob Morrison

No abstract provided.


Adult And Continuing Education In Pos,¥' Secondary Institutions In Ethiopia: Pol!( Practice, And Challenges, Eric Chukweru Amadi Dr Jan 2010

Adult And Continuing Education In Pos,¥' Secondary Institutions In Ethiopia: Pol!( Practice, And Challenges, Eric Chukweru Amadi Dr

Eric Chukweru Amadi Dr

This study examines current policies and practices affecl in the functioning of postsecondary institutions in terms 's creating opportunities for adult and lifelong learning th Ethiopia. Data were collected from official docUmel;ry government stetistics, as well as a telephone interview Vli:,S ten officials of five purposefully selected public post-secondi_ e institutions. The results show ttat exisUng national poliCily and programs related to adult and continuing education Ci~ limited in their coverage which in turn. affected not Of~ institutional rules and reqotetions, but also actual practic. v Thus, adult and continuing education programs found to II) less responsive to the needs …


The Great Dilemma Of Improving Teacher Quality In Adult Learning, Cristine A. Smith, Ricardo Gomez Dec 2009

The Great Dilemma Of Improving Teacher Quality In Adult Learning, Cristine A. Smith, Ricardo Gomez

Cristine Smith

No abstract provided.


Adult Education 101 For Extension Educators, Johnnie R. Westbrook, Nancy K. Franz Dr. Jan 2009

Adult Education 101 For Extension Educators, Johnnie R. Westbrook, Nancy K. Franz Dr.

Nancy K. Franz

Successful Extension educators artfully combine their content matter expertise with their ability to work with adults in an educational setting. This publication compares and contrasts four approaches to adult education: 1.) Andragogy, 2.) Adult Education Working Philosophy, 3.) Facilitating Adult Self-Directed Learning, and 4.) Integrated Perspective of Learning. The implications of these adult education practices will help Extension educators improve educational impact when working with adults.


How Farmers Learn: Improving Sustainable Agricultural Education, Nancy K. Franz, Fred P. Piercy, Joseph Donaldson, Jessie Deelo, Johnnie Westbrook, Robert Richard Jan 2009

How Farmers Learn: Improving Sustainable Agricultural Education, Nancy K. Franz, Fred P. Piercy, Joseph Donaldson, Jessie Deelo, Johnnie Westbrook, Robert Richard

Nancy K. Franz

This project examines how farmers prefer to learn and what that means for agricultural education, especially Extension educational program development and delivery. Extension educators use a variety of methods for teaching content and processes that enhance farmer learning and adoption of new practices. This research project specifically looked at farmer learning preferences and Extension educator’s instructional methods.


Enhancing Extension Employee Coaching: Navigating The Triangular Relationship, Nancy K. Franz, Robin Weeks Oct 2008

Enhancing Extension Employee Coaching: Navigating The Triangular Relationship, Nancy K. Franz, Robin Weeks

Nancy K. Franz

Coaching Cooperative Extension employees is not easy but provides invaluable results. All three parties in the triangular coaching relationship--the coachee, the coach, and the organization--develop and grow from the process, in turn improving and sustaining the organization. The coaching process helps employees get to know themselves better, be more conscious about their way of being in the world, and contribute more fully to the work around them. This article addresses the importance of coaching employees, characteristics of good coaching, coaching risks, and tips for successful coaching of Cooperative Extension employees.


Adult Education Theories: Informing Cooperative Extension's Transformation, Nancy K. Franz Dr. Feb 2007

Adult Education Theories: Informing Cooperative Extension's Transformation, Nancy K. Franz Dr.

Nancy K. Franz

As the largest adult education institution in America, Cooperative Extension should ground organizational operations in adult education theory. This connection with theory is especially important as Extension systems work towards organizational transformation to create more participatory and democratic learning. Adult education theories of transformative learning and critical reflection from a critical theory perspective are especially pertinent to inform this type of transformation. This requires that Extension create opportunities for learners to experience disorienting dilemmas, critically reflect on their assumptions, and facilitate how to learn not just what to learn.


Establishing An Evidence-Based Adult Education System, Cristine A. Smith, John P. Comings, Hal Beder, Stephen Reder, Beth Bingman Dec 2002

Establishing An Evidence-Based Adult Education System, Cristine A. Smith, John P. Comings, Hal Beder, Stephen Reder, Beth Bingman

Cristine Smith

No abstract provided.


How Teachers Change: A Study Of Professional Development In Adult Basic Education, Cristine A. Smith, Judy Hofer, Marilyn Gillespie, Marla Solomon, Karen Rowe Dec 2002

How Teachers Change: A Study Of Professional Development In Adult Basic Education, Cristine A. Smith, Judy Hofer, Marilyn Gillespie, Marla Solomon, Karen Rowe

Cristine Smith

No abstract provided.


Adult Education In West Germany In Case Studies, Jost Reischmann Prof. Dr. Jan 1988

Adult Education In West Germany In Case Studies, Jost Reischmann Prof. Dr.

Reischmann, Jost

This book documents in 14 case studies the main strings and the most important institutions of adult Education in Germany, followed by a summary that tries to categorize the case studies.


Learning “En Passant”: The Forgotten Dimension, Jost Reischmann Prof. Dr. Jan 1986

Learning “En Passant”: The Forgotten Dimension, Jost Reischmann Prof. Dr.

Reischmann, Jost

"Lifewide learning" is understood as a continuous life process, including formal as well as self-directed learning, but also unintentional learning, "learning en passant" (learning by passing by). Focusing on this type of learning seeks to broaden the understanding of learning and asks about the consequences for the theory and practice of Adult Education.