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Lana Munip; Rebecca Klein-Collins – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2024
The Comprehensive Learner Record (CLR)--defined as a verifiable, portable, interoperable digital asset that recognizes all learning--is currently a topic of interest in the postsecondary and workplace ecosystem. The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and The EvoLLLution conducted a survey of CAEL higher education members and The…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Digital Literacy, Competence, College Credits
Munip, Lana; Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2023
As student loans, the cost of college tuition, and even value of higher education remain at the forefront of public discussion, one thing remains true: Affordability is central to adult learners' academic success, and money is one of the primary reasons why adult learners stop out before they graduate. This report takes a deep dive into the…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Student Costs, Tuition, Paying for College
Munip, Lana; Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2023
This is the executive summary for the study "How They Pay: The Voices of Adult Learners on College Affordability, and How Institutions are Responding." The study is based on data from a national survey of 996 adult learners, in-depth interviews with 47 adults from 14 institutions, and interviews with financial aid personnel from six of…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Student Costs, Tuition, Paying for College
Bridgett Strickler – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2023
CAEL's Bridging The Talent Gap (BTTG) Employee Survey is a nationally proven powerful tool for employers who want to support the career and education aspirations of their workers. The results help employers, employees, learning providers and community stakeholders identify interest in education and training, opportunities for regional partnership,…
Descriptors: Career Development, Service Occupations, Educational Attainment, Employees
Lana Munip; Rebecca Klein-Collins – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2023
This report explores the experiences of ten CAEL member community colleges in their efforts to develop quality non-degree credentials that can be completed in in one year or less, lead to good-paying jobs in high-demand industries, and are stackable to a higher degree, allowing learners to unlock opportunities for even greater economic mobility.…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Credentials, Employment Opportunities, Career Readiness
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2022
Today's learners demand a new, agile model for education. They need options that are more accessible, flexible, and clearly aligned to careers. And to deliver on that, higher education has to break out of time-bound programs--15-credit hour semesters, two-year and four-year degrees--and concepts of learning that are strictly tied to traditional…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Prior Learning, Recognition (Achievement), College Credits
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Framularo, Charles – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2022
Previous research has shown that when adult students receive credit for their prior learning (CPL), they are more likely to complete credentials while saving time and money doing so. In addition, colleges and universities can also benefit from CPL: adult students who earn credit through CPL are more likely to persist toward completion, and so they…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Prior Learning, College Credits, Recognition (Achievement)
Darnell, Barry; Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Shafenberg, Kari – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2022
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) developed the Adult Learner Leaders for Institutional Effectiveness (ALLIES) Framework to help guide institutional policies and practices in their work to support adult learners. This document begins by describing the Framework's series of planning and operational domains through which…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Education, Capacity Building, Governance
Darnell, Barry – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2022
There are currently more than 62 million American adults whose highest educational attainment is a high school diploma or its equivalent (U.S. Census Current Population Survey, 2021). Many of these adults have considered postsecondary education, and some even applied for a program. Yet, for various reasons, these adults never began a program of…
Descriptors: National Surveys, Postsecondary Education, Adults, Educational Attitudes
Bertolini, Carlo; Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2022
In the last two years, the nation's workforce development boards have focused on job training and placement in the face of many challenges related to the changing labor market, a global pandemic, and an economic shutdown. The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) spoke with five workforce development board directors from across the…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, COVID-19, Pandemics, Cooperation
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2022
Since 2000, more than 46,000 job-seeking and working adult learners have enrolled in industry-vetted courses sponsored by the Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE), a talent development initiative created by CAEL that has played a pivotal role in meeting the needs of the energy sector nationwide. EPCE's 3,500-plus members represent…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Occupations, Energy, Partnerships in Education
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2021
Many postsecondary institutions already recognize that adults comprise a significant portion of their student body -- or they may be starting to recognize the potential for serving more adults as they face declining enrollments from their traditional student pipelines. These institutions realize that they should have programs and services in place…
Descriptors: Data Use, Adult Students, Adult Learning, Academic Achievement
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2021
The Latino population in the United States is large and growing. As a whole, however, it has been challenged with inequitable educational attainment rates compared to other groups, meriting the attention of public agencies, postsecondary institutions, and advocates. Latino economic and career success -- and the success of our overall economy --…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Hispanic American Students, Adult Education, Graduation Rate
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Bransberger, Peace; Lane, Patrick – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2021
Previous research from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) found that prior learning assessment/credit for prior learning (PLA/CPL) 1 has a positive effect on adult student credential completion--an effect that was evident for every student subgroup analyzed in a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Prior Learning
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2021
The availability of affordable and high-quality child care has long been an issue for the workforce. The escalation of this challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic brought needed attention and federal funding to support the child care industry and working parents. While such financial support is critical, the early childhood education (ECE)…
Descriptors: Models, Career Pathways, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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