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ERIC Number: EJ1089488
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0893-0384
The New Postsecondary Landscape
Sandeen, Cathy
Continuing Higher Education Review, v77 p28-39 Fall 2013
In this essay, Cathy Sandeen states that the new postsecondary landscape requires looking at higher education as a system that provides multiple pathways in and through the various parts of the system, all with the goal of helping students complete a postsecondary degree, credential, or certificate. Sandeen observes two strengths in professional and continuing education units that will be particularly important in the new era of postsecondary education: (1) serving more nontraditional students; and (2) being willing to innovate. Sandeen points out specific areas where professional and continuing education leaders can contribute to their own and to broader campus attainment initiativesing: defining the unique needs of nontraditional students; applying expertise in online and technology-based pedagogy; leveraging current relationships with employers and the workforce system; developing and promoting more certificate programs (especially stackable certificates); fostering acceptance of prior learning assessment vehicles; and creating pathways for the application of prior learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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