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Hawley, Joshua D.; Chiang, Shu-Chen – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2017
This paper examines the association between participating in developmental education and degree attainment within 6¬†years for adults (age 24 and older) who entered one of 10 Ohio public community or technical colleges for the first time in 2002-2013. Degree attainment is modeled using annual data on course enrollment and completion measures.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Undergraduate Students, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Ohio Department of Higher Education, 2016
Traditional education has benefited millions of students--preparing them for college, jobs and careers--and it continues to do so. However, in recent years, there has been a growing trend of higher education institutions considering an alternative, competency-based education (CBE), to serve the needs of nontraditional or underserved adult…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Higher Education, Best Practices, Program Implementation
Ohio Department of Higher Education, 2015
This report identifies the most relevant considerations adults have when assessing options to pursue higher education. The report further details what factors institutions of higher education need to consider in order to successfully attract, enroll, retain and graduate adult student populations. The report also highlights why the increased…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Success, Higher Education, Student Needs
Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2011
The U.S. Department of Education recently released a "College Completion Tool Kit" intended to support the higher education attainment goals set by the Obama administration. These goals are consistent with the state's Strategic Master Plan for Higher Education. The tool kit lays out strategies for achieving higher levels of attainment…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Graduation, Educational Finance
London, Scott – Kettering Foundation, 2010
This paper examines a burgeoning network of organizations that is inventing new forms of community renewal and citizenship education. Their names vary--some call themselves public policy institutes, others centers for civic life--yet they share a common methodology, one aimed at tackling tough public issues, strengthening communities, and…
Descriptors: Nongovernmental Organizations, Social Networks, Citizenship Education, School Community Relationship
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Munn, Sunny L.; Rinfret, Sara; Davitt, Kendra – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2010
Forms of White oppression in the United States are hierarchically evaluated through male-dominated society. This paper concentrates on a different perspective--White, female privilege through the experiences and self-reflections of narratives from three geographical perspectives--rural, urban, and international. Within the theoretical frameworks…
Descriptors: Whites, Females, Advantaged, Ethnography
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
This paper presents a WWC (What Works Clearinghouse) Quick Review of the report "The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment". The study examined whether assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) increases the likelihood of filing…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
This paper presents an updated WWC (What Works Clearinghouse) Quick Review of the report "The Role of Simplification and Information in College Decisions: Results from the H&R Block FAFSA Experiment". The study examined whether assistance in filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) increases the likelihood of…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Financial Aid Applicants, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education
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Cotugno, Marianne – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2009
While plans for adult education programs are forming on a state level, Miami University Middletown (MUM) is developing a new program, Write Now! This program has three goals: (1) to encourage students to complete GEDs (General Educational Development); (2) to encourage those who have earned GEDs to consider postsecondary education; and (3) to…
Descriptors: High School Equivalency Programs, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Writing Instruction