Re-engaging adult learners is key to a sustainable HE recoveryPublished Oct 25, 2021
By Kai Drekmeier and Amanda
Colleges and universities must do more to pursue older students, and state policymakers have the tools to equip them for success. Fortunately, these stakeholders have a strong base on which to build these efforts: the 36 million Americans who have attended college but never earned a degree. With undergraduate enrolment this spring falling 5.9 per cent from last year, re-enrolling adult learners will be key in reversing the declines of the past year and better securing higher education’s viability in the long term.
Faculty, staff and campus leadership will also need resources and training to learn how best to re-engage and support these adult learners. There are organisations that can help. The Institute for Higher Education Policy’s Degrees When Due programme, for example, provides interactive online tools and live coaching to campuses looking to increase degree attainment among those with some college but no degree.
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