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Elufiede, Kemi, Ed.; Flynn, Bonnie, Ed.; Olson, Joann S., Ed. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2017
The 41st annual conference of the Adult and Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) was held at the University of Central Florida in March 2017 and explored the theme, "Writing Our Way: Giving Voice to Adult Learning." Papers in these proceedings include: (1) Transformative Learning Following Job Loss-A Dissertation Renewal (Robert Benway); (2)…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Conference Papers, Transformative Learning
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Benway, Robert – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2017
This study renews a doctoral dissertation written in 2003 on transformative learning following job loss. An abbreviated literature review compares corporate and worker circumstances from the original study to the present time. Findings show that corporations choose reductions in force due to pressure from investors instead of productivity, and…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Job Layoff, Comparative Analysis, Corporations
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Bogner, Len A.; King, Brett P. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2017
The Adult Education Interview Series (AEIS) started at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) and was inspired by the use of TED talks and other similar videos in online and distance education courses. It is a collaboration between the Adult Education and Safety Science Department and the Center for eLearning and Connected Environments at UCO.…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Interviews, Adult Education, Personal Narratives
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Lee, Jung Min – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2017
The purpose of this study was to identify the perceived barriers of adult learners to program in the State University of New York (SUNY) Manhattan Educational Opportunity Center (MEOC) from the perspectives of students and teachers. The study also sought to determine teachers' insights regarding means of motivating adult students to continue…
Descriptors: State Universities, Barriers, Adult Students, Adult Education
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Schwehm, Jeremy; Saxton, Jennifer; Stuckey, Annette – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2017
For adult learners in online courses, writing is the predominant means by which all interaction takes place. As those participating in online education rely heavily on engagement with content, peers, and instructors, special attention should be given to include various activities that promote written communication to foster a positive and engaging…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Adult Students, Writing (Composition), Learner Engagement
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Coberly-Holt, Patricia G.; Walton, S. Taylor – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2017
Over a period of four years, the instructor of History and Theory of Adult Education monitored and recorded graduate students' reactions to the experiences of learning through writing assignments that incorporate diverse methods associated with stringent pedagogical and andragogical methods. After experiencing the two divergent teaching styles and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Writing Assignments, Adult Students, Andragogy
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Lockhart, Marilyn S. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2017
Writing is critical for faculty and student success in higher education. This paper presents a writing model designed by participants during a collaborative session at the Adult Higher Education Alliance Annual Conference. The Gray (2010) model used by the author at her home institution to create faculty writing groups served as a foundation.…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Models, Higher Education, Adult Education
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Holtz, Jennifer K.; Sedivy-Benton, Amy L.; Boden-McGill, Carrie J. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2017
Working toward promotion and tenure (P&T) is a large part of working as a faculty member at an institution of higher education. Through this process one provides evidence of contribution to the overall scholarly body of knowledge. However, this is affected by changes to cultural norms, administrative processes, and institutional expectations.…
Descriptors: Hidden Curriculum, Teacher Promotion, Tenure, College Faculty
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Montgomery, Anne E. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2017
Plenty of material exists to help with the writing process, but sometimes the writer needs tools to help organize the process. This paper reviews some of the tools needed to organize articles and other references. A discussion of keywords, note taking, and document organization provides examples on the choice use of technology tools to support the…
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Writing Processes, Writing Strategies, Literature Reviews
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Elufiede, Kemi, Ed.; Flynn, Bonnie, Ed. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2016
The 36th Annual Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA) Conference was held on March 10-11, 2016 in Orlando, Florida, on the campus of the University of Central Florida. There were 48 presentations from scholars and practitioners from 20 states who participated in the conference. The contributions to these proceedings represent the best of the…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Mentors, Adult Education, Conferences (Gatherings)
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Plante, Jarrad; Truitt, Joshua – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2016
The Volunteer UCF Community Connectors and Community Builders Program provides a connection between students and their community. The goal is to develop meaningful service opportunities for UCF students that contribute measurable results and systemic change through capacity building among adult learners. The ongoing, sustainable service experience…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Mentors, Capacity Building, Internship Programs
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Kaelin, Roy A. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2016
Requiring savvy, online courses can present a perceived barrier to adult learners for a variety of reasons, but ease of access due to inadequate navigability should not be one of those barriers. Re-tooling online courses to standards of Quality Matters (QM) can lessen that barrier to access, making adult learners more participatory. Internal…
Descriptors: Barriers, Online Courses, Educational Quality, Access to Education
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Elufiede, Oluwakemi, Ed.; Flynn, Bonnie, Ed. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2015
This document contains the proceedings of The Adult Higher Education Alliance 35th Annual Conference. The theme of the conference was Adult and Higher Education in the Contemporary World: Its Role In Cultural Literacy. The conference was held on March 10-11, 2015. The event was hosted by and held at the College of Education and Human Performance,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Higher Education, Cultural Literacy, Bullying