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ERIC Number: ED402510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Pages: 195
Abstractor: N/A
Celebrating Excellence: Learning and Teaching in Adult Higher Education. National Conference on Alternative and External Degree Programs for Adults (15th, Columbus, Ohio, October 5-7, 1995).
Alliance, an Association for Alternative Degree Programs.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
These 23 presentations are organized in five categories: diversity, assessment, distance education, learning, and teaching. Five papers on diversity include the following: "From Rosie the Riveter to Comparable Worth: The Infusion of Gender and Women's Issues into an Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Working Adults" (Linda L. Hulbert, Theodore A. Kotila); "A Bosnian Muslim, a Thai and a South Vietnamese Buddhist Meet the Christian College" (Pauline M. Coffman); "Civic Action and Public Education: The Australian Experience" (Alastair Crombie, Roger Morris); "Studying and Teaching Cultural Diversity in a Police Department, a Chemical Plant, and an Adult Degree Program" (Elliott Lauderdale et al.); and "Exploring Faculty Perceptions of the Importance of Multicultural Adult Education: Who Cares?" (Ian Baptiste et al.). Five presentations deal with assessment: "Innovations in the Assessment of Experiential Learning" (Richard Ashbrook et al); "Transformative Learning and Prior Learning Assessment" (LeAnn K. McGinley); "Outcomes Study for SUNY [State University of New York]/Empire State College's Independent Business Education Program" (Carolyn C. Shadle); "Choices and Consequences in the Assessment of Adult Learning Outcomes" (Richard Ashbrook et al.); and "Prior Experiential Learning Assessment: Loosening the Grip of the Course-Equivalency Model" (Thomas G. Travis). The five presentations on distance education are as follows: "Distance Learning and the Reconceptualization of Education for Adults" (Donald J. MacIntyre); "Interactive Television: An Adventure in Graduate Education" (Norman L. Sommers); "Individualized Mentoring and Distance Learning: An Experiment that Works" (Anne Cobb, Thomas Rocco); "Integrating Student Services into Distance Learning" (Ann Hall, Peggy Falkenstein); and "Organization and Pedagogy in the Online Seminar" (Roger C. Cranse). Three papers focus on learning: "Connecting Learning and Activism: An Experiment in Adult Higher Education" (Gloria Still, Elene Kent); "Leadership with the Self, through the World, into the Future: Excellence in Education for Adult Learners" (Caroline L. Bassett); and "Making Excellence Possible: Contextualized Learning and Praxis" (Mary E. Boyce, John W. Willets). The five presentations on teaching are as follows: "A Competency Model for Instructors in Adult Higher Education: A Work in Progress" (Stephen M. Brown, John Foran); "The Teaching Portfolio: An Individual Creation" (Beverly K. Firestone); "Using Storytelling to Identify Practice-Based Competencies of Advising" (M. B. Fiddler); "Teaching in the Learner-Centered Environment: A Job Description" (Carla R. Payne, John R. Goss, III); and "Mentoring Adults: Universal Education for the Twenty-First Century?" (Xenia Coulter, Irene Rivera de Royston). (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance, an Association for Alternative Degree Programs.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For the 1996 proceedings, see CE 073 211.