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Shifting Student Support to Adult Learners


Colleges are increasingly seeking to attract and retain nontraditional-age learners. However, meeting their needs means rethinking student-support services, which have long catered to students age 18 to 22. How can colleges change their approach to better meet the needs of a growing population of students focused on career growth?

A panel of experts joins The Chronicle to share their ideas in a coming virtual forum, “Shifting Student Support to Adult Learners.” Join us as we ask and answer such questions as:

  • How, specifically, do the needs of adult learners differ from those of traditional-age students?
  • What are colleges doing to provide a similar level of support for learners who need a different approach?
  • How should student-support offices and roles change?

Host: Liz McMillen, executive editor, The Chronicle of Higher Education

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