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Cano, Leslie – American Journal of Distance Education, 2016
Gary Miller is the executive director emeritus of the Penn State World Campus. Prior to his retirement he served as associate vice president for outreach and executive director of continuing and distance education at The Pennsylvania State University. In 2004 he received the Mildred B. and Charles A. Wedemeyer Award, presented jointly by "The…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Distance Education, Lifelong Learning, Interviews
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Pappalardo, Michele; Schaffer, William R. – Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, 2016
With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Northampton Community College began the creation of Integrated Education and Training (IE&T) programs in October 2015. After a needs assessment was conducted with the partners, programs were created to address the needs in the hospitality and healthcare sectors.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Integrated Activities, Hospitality Occupations, Allied Health Occupations Education
Trombley, William H., Ed.; Sallo, Todd, Ed. – National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 2012
In the first decade of the 21st century, the nation, the states, and colleges and universities began to grapple with the challenges of globalization, changing demography, the implications of the digital era, and of a less expansive public sector. Although not a transformative period for higher education, the decade saw significant innovations in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Community Colleges
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Hughes, Bill – Technology Teacher, 2009
The United States' poor performance in teaching math and science eliminates many of the best and brightest school children from the ranks of future scientists and engineers. With little chance to learn in school how science and math skills might translate into professionally useful knowledge, students are unable to make informed choices about…
Descriptors: Schools, Adult Education, Engineering, Mathematics Skills
Curtis, Stephen M. – Presidency, 2009
Cities of all sizes are facing an increasing dichotomy in their students' backgrounds--some prosperous, others impoverished. The author asserts that higher education must exert more aggressive leadership to ensure multiple pathways to successful completion of postsecondary education. It will take the unified effort of elected officials, business…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Adult Education, Literacy, Public Policy
Richardson, Emily; Frey, Ruth – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (NJ1), 2005
With a fifty-year history of commitment to serving adults, Widener University's University College recently volunteered to participate in CAEL's (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning) Adult Learning Focused Initiative (ALFI) by using the Institutional Self-Assessment Survey (ISAS) and the Adult Learner Inventory (ALI) from the ALFI…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Strategic Planning, Experiential Learning, Adult Learning