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ERIC Number: EJ926058
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
Serving Adult and Returning Students: One College's Experience
Kennamer, Michael A.; Campbell, J. David
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v86 n2 p44-47 Feb 2011
In 2009, "Community College Week" named Northeast Alabama Community College (NACC) one of the fastest growing community colleges in America. In the early 2000s, the college, which is located in the rural Appalachian region of Alabama, had begun efforts to increase enrollment. These efforts included providing online registration, online classes, an expanded class schedule, a student loan program, dual enrollment courses at area high schools, intensified student recruiting, focused marketing and promotions, and community events on campus to bring area residents to the college. As a result, the college saw a jump in credit headcount enrollment. Those enrolling at the college due to the economic downturn added to the college's already surging numbers, and many of these new students were adult learners. This article describes how NACC provided educational opportunities and support for everyone, in particular for those adult learners who are enrolling in large numbers as a consequence of the economic downturn and its ravaging effect on local industries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama