ERIC Number: ED541566
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Reference Count: 0
National Adult Student Priorities Report. Research Report, 2011
Serving the needs of adult learners in today's economic environment is becoming a greater priority for colleges and universities. Student satisfaction is considered a core element for higher education institutions serving traditional-age students. More colleges and universities are expanding this assessment activity to adult students as well. As this group becomes a larger segment of the overall student population, it is important to include adult students in systematic assessment activities. The 2011 National Adult Student Priorities Report presents the responses to the Noel-Levitz Adult Student Priorities Survey[TM] (ASPS) of 92,945 students from 217 institutions. The results include adult student responses over a three-year academic time period, from the fall of 2008 through the spring of 2011. The overall results include the combined responses of undergraduate and graduate students; separate results for these two segments are also included in this report. Graduate students comprise approximately 37,000 of the surveyed students, while approximately 48,000 students are classified as undergraduate students. The remaining students did not indicate a class level in the survey responses. Appended are: (1) The Scales; (2) Matrix for Prioritizing Action; (3) Sample Items; and (4) Institutional Participants.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Colleges, Higher Education, Student Surveys, Enrollment, Academic Advising, Instructional Effectiveness, Satisfaction, Reputation, School Location, Evening Programs, Weekend Programs, Rating Scales
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Noel-Levitz, Inc.