ERIC Number: ED402510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
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)
Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Ancillary School Services, Competency Based Education, Conference Proceedings, Cultural Pluralism, Distance Education, Educational Innovation, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Interactive Television, Mentors, Multicultural Education, Prior Learning, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Sex Fairness, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alliance, an Association for Alternative Degree Programs.; American Council on Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For the 1996 proceedings, see CE 073 211.