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Lee, Jung Min – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
This study was designed to assess continuing and potential students' perceptions regarding factors affecting the overall quality of one Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) program in the southeastern United States. The study also sought to assess program participants' perceptions of the impact of hypothesized situational, institutional, and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Student Attitudes, Geographic Location, Transportation
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Lockhart, Marilyn – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
This paper presents the results of a survey asking about the impact of attending professional development on 12 quality of life (QOL) factors and given during a collaborative session at the Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) Annual Conference. Results showed that participants reported positive outcomes on the factors of increases in network of…
Descriptors: Quality of Life, Faculty Development, Adult Education, Higher Education
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Callahan, Michael T.; King, Kathleen P. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
While higher education institutions seek to increase college admissions' predictions of student success, they have largely overlooked examining possible impacts of online distance education classes completed in high school. Using information from an undergraduate honors program, this study analyzed whether an indicator of undergraduate student…
Descriptors: High Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education, Educational Technology
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Castellanos, Jennifer – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Within college, students deal with a multitude of stressors. More than 19 million students are enrolled in college in the United States (US Census, 2015). College stress has been linked to negatively affecting a student's life in a variety of ways causing burnout syndrome, a prevalent issue concerning students within higher education. Burnout…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, College Students, Stress Variables, Burnout
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King-White, Dakota L.; Rogers, Elice E. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Given the changing landscape in higher education, education practitioners are faced with increasing workloads, which in turn is causing an increase in stress-related factors that impede health and wellness, and thus productivity. In response, practitioners in modern higher education settings must adopt a commitment to self-care that focuses on the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Family Work Relationship, Wellness, Well Being
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San Filippo, David – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Many adult learners are spouses, significant others, parents, and/or employees with conflicting priorities while they pursue a higher education degree. The attainment of a higher education degree can be difficult for any learner regardless of age and education experience. To find balance in life, one must inventory his or her life activities and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Higher Education, Family School Relationship, Philosophy
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Lovell, Elyse D'nn; Jordan, Kristine E.; Scott, Ravyn; Booth, Shelley; Ericson, Joshua; Strutzel, Raymond; Hamm, Mary Catherine – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
The purpose of this paper was to share an intergenerational approach for learning as undergraduate students became researchers. Student-researchers selected one topic as a team that was anchored in gerontological theory and then interviewed and taught elder participants using a qualitative approach. The richness of this qualitative research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Research, Gerontology, Older Adults
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Sedivy-Benton, Amy L.; Leland, Katrina M.; Pinneo, Lundon A. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Teacher education is a field that is often under scrutiny as a field whose professionals are underqualified or being staffed by individuals who do not care. This work explores the experiences of three teacher educators, how they came to their profession, and how they found both their communities of practice and their professional identities. Their…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Career Choice, Communities of Practice
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Richardson, Wytress; Pitts, Claudia; Reed, Suzette Fromm; Kent, Judith – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Adults with unresolved Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) present a unique opportunity for universities to support students as they strive toward positive change. As marginalized students seek to improve their lives, they often utilize higher education as their means. Traditionally, this path has not been easy to for students to navigate, nor…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, College Students, At Risk Students, Minority Group Students
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Boden, Carrie; Ward, Wendy L.; Wilson, Lindsey – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
High stress levels and burnout are common in the healthcare field today. Healthcare professionals (HCP) can protect themselves by remaining cognizant of preventive and intervention strategies to utilize when stress levels are threatening burnout. Within one's professional identity, developing resiliency skills and actively practicing self-care are…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Stress Management, Burnout, Allied Health Personnel
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Sanders, Amelia Young – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
This study focuses on a new classroom assignment known as the Showcase Assignment created by the researcher to reduce public speaking anxiety. This paper focuses on a qualitative study. College students enrolled in public speaking courses identified what about the course gave cause for anxiety and asked them to give their opinions on the…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Anxiety, Public Speaking, College Students
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Castellanos, Jennifer; Huyler, Debaro – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Sexual assault involves any behavior where one individual makes sexual contact with another without explicit consent (Department of Justice, 2017). More than 20% of females and 11% of males in undergraduate programs are victims of sexual assault annually. Sexual assault can significantly impact survivors' academic performance and progress and may…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Undergraduate Students, Victims of Crime, Coping
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Northup, Jane – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Baldwin and Ford's (1988) Model of the Transfer Process highlights training input and output factors as affecting conditions of training. Training inputs, such as trainee characteristics (personality and motivation), training design (principles of learning and training content), and work environment (support and opportunity to use skill) effect…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adult Educators
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Coulter, Xenia; Mandell, Alan – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Should unique adult higher education programs be preserved and even championed, or should such programs succumb to the pressures of the day and get folded into more conventional higher education? This essay argues that, in addressing such vital questions, we need to become more aware of the relationship between human development and college study,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Adult Development, Nontraditional Students
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McLaughlin, Robin Gregory – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Shadow work may result in increased awareness and emotional and behavioral changes that influence the quality of life in the adult student. Using a semi-clinical, semi-structured, qualitative interview with 20 adult learners, this study investigated the role of shadow work following Kegan and Lahey's (2009) Immunity to Change (ITC) process in…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Adult Development, Self Concept
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