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ERIC Number: EJ1064181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug-20
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1938-5978
Been There, Done That … Now to Get Credit toward a Degree
Tate, Pamela
New England Journal of Higher Education, Aug 2013
When Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner Richard M. Freeland met in June with representatives from Boston businesses and the local community, four-year colleges, community colleges and the workforce system, he described the Vision Project, an initiative through the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education that aims to produce the best-educated citizenry and workforce in the nation. He emphasized that this cannot be accomplished without encouraging adults, who may have dropped out of college long ago, to return to school and graduate. The aim of the summit and others like it that have occurred around the country recently was to move individuals toward degree completion more quickly and efficiently, and to ensure that higher education is more adult worker-friendly. More and more institutions and state higher education systems are recognizing the significance of adult learners and the impact serving them can have on degree-completion rates. The summit, along with the programs that the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) offers to help reach goals for higher education, are discussed in this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts