ERIC Number: ED351960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-8
Exploring Our Horizons. National Conference on Alternative and External Degree Programs for Adults (12th, Evanston, Illinois, October 8-10, 1992).
Alliance, an Association for Alternative Degree Programs.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
This report of a workshop on various aspects of adult learning and education contains the following papers: "Take This Job And Shape It: Using Journal Writing to Enrich Your Professional Life" (David Shallenberger, Phyllis Walden); "Assessing Math Skills of Adult Learners" (Betty Hurley Lawrence); "Using Visual Arts for Cultural Analysis: Adult Learners in the Renaissance" (Betty LoSardo); "'As the Hub Turns': Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces Acting on Long Distance/Extended Site Learning Centers" (Robert D. Clark and others); "Distance Learning and a Dynamic Assessment of Quality" (Daniel Granger and Kate Gulliver); "A Comprehensive Plan for Program Evaluation" (Dan A. Davis); "Who Are We Really Teaching? Who Is Learning? Creating and Using Institutional Profiles of Adult Students" (Richard A. Schalinske and others); "Alternative Approaches to Inquiry: Conceptions of Self, Knowledge, and Curriculum in Adult Degree Programs" (Mary S. Carlson); "Achieving the Purposes of Liberal Arts Education: A Developmental Approach" (Edith Kusnic); "Curriculum Issues for Non-Traditional Programs: General Education for Civic Effectiveness" (Robert H. McKenzie); "The Unknown Territory of This Side of the Horizon: Adult Education in an Incoherent Culture" (Lee Herman and Allan Mandell); "Internships and Field Experience Learning for Adult and Nontraditional Students" (Susanne B. Darnell); "Transforming Learners into Scholars through Writing" (Carole Ganim); "Diversity in the Classroom: Group Strategies" (Miriam Ben-Yoseph and Edward Harris); "Those Who Sell, Organize, Compute, Write, Market, Design, Manage... May Also Be Able to Teach With Little Stimulus from an Academic Institution. However, Are Part-Time Faculty Receptive to Programs to Improve Vitality?" (Mark Fenster); "Developing, Assessing, and Improving Faculty Quality through Peer Review" (Donald B. Clardy and Elaine Cahalan Hollinsbe); "The Dilemma of Practitioner Research: Lessons from Ethnography and Practice" (Irene Philip Stoller); "Illuminative Evaluation: A Strong Measure of Academic Advising Effectiveness for the Adult Learner" (Mary J. Didelot); "Questioning Adult Learners" (Sylvain Nagler and others); "Academic Advising as a Basis for Program Development" (Karla Klinger); "Factors Contributing to the Importance of Advisors" (Diane Ganiere and Patrick Kavanaugh); "Library Services for Adult Students: What Difference Do They Make?" (Susan Swords Steffen and Gary S. Ruther); "The Contact Hour Conundrum: What Difference Does It Make? The Impact of Reduced Contact Hours in a Degree Program for Working Adults" (Lillian Barden); and "Hello Out There: Getting In Touch With Potential Students" (Michael C. T. Brookes and Margaret Watkins). (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Curriculum Evaluation, Distance Education, Educational Quality, Educational Strategies, External Degree Programs, General Education, Higher Education, Learning Centers (Classroom), Lifelong Learning, Mathematics Achievement, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Teacher Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alliance, an Association for Alternative Degree Programs.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.