Adult Education Bulletin  
 September 1, 2011
Vol. 1, Issue 34
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Colleges embrace online education, but face a skeptical public 
According to a new report from the Pew Research Center, presidents of traditional colleges and universities are enthusiastic about online learning, but the majority of adults in the United States did not believe that "online education measured up to traditional teaching."

37M Americans have some college credits, but no degree
More than 20 percent of working-age adults have started, but not completed, a post-secondary degree program. Experts worry that this portion of the population may be left behind in an increasingly competitive job market if they are given opportunties to complete their degrees.

Mentors help students complete Western Governors University
Students at Western Governors University, a primarily online program serving individuals who are over the age of 25 and have already completed some college courses, credit their success with WGU to the graduate student course mentors the program provides. A recent Stanford University School of Education study validates the concept that working with a coach can improve academic outcomes, including first year retention and graduation rates.

Cautious optimism emerging in the for-profit education market
According to Deutche Bank analyst Paul Ginocchio, citing his conversations with Internet marketing executives, for-profit universities may soon see "an end to their yearlong slide in new enrollments."




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In Memoriam
Dorothy Durkin

Associate Dean at
New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies


We celebrate the contributions to adult higher education of friend and colleague Dorothy Durkin, through her work at NYU SCPS, UPCEA and the InsideTrack Advisory Board.
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