ERIC Number: EJ979503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 32
The Impact of Adult Degree Programs on the Private College or University
Giles, Pamela A.
New Directions for Higher Education, n159 p45-53 Aut 2012
Those who work within adult higher education know there is something unique about their perspective on academic life. Employed in the adult education arena in one capacity or another since 1993, the author has had the privilege of working at an institution with a small adult program and an institution with a very large adult program. In this article, the author reviews the history of adult education among private institutions. Her overview notes the effects of adult programs on students, faculty, curriculum development, institutional mission, and organizational behavior.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Private Colleges, Educational Development, Educational History, Curriculum Development, Institutional Mission, Organizational Theories, Academic Degrees, Program Effectiveness, Institutional Characteristics, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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