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Meeting the Needs of Today’s Learners
The days when the typical student in American higher education was an 18 year-old right out of high school is long in the past: today, the average person enrolled in any college or university program (undergraduate or graduate) is 26 years old, and even a full third of undergraduate students are 25 or older.

Yet much of higher education policy and practice continues to treat today's students as if they look and act like their predecessors. While their overall goals may be the same -- earning a credential that helps them advance in a career of their choice, and developing skills or knowledge that will enhance their lives -- when, how and where they want to learn is as varied as their backgrounds.

Tune into a free webcast hosted by Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman, as they take a closer look at the news articles and opinion pieces from the newly-released compilation, “Meeting the Needs of Today’s Learners,” which explores the many types of learners seeking a post-high school education today and how institutions are striving to meet their needs. The strategies discussed in the webcast will be even more important for institutions to consider in the years ahead, as demographic changes will further reduce the number of traditional-age students in the U.S.

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Dec 14, 2022 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Doug Lederman
Co-founder and Editor @Inside Higher Ed
Doug Lederman helps lead the news organization's editorial operations, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features with Scott Jaschik. Doug speaks widely about higher education, including on C-Span and National Public Radio and at meetings and on campuses around the country, and his work has appeared in The New York Times and USA Today, among other publications. Doug was managing editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education from 1999 to 2003. Before that, Doug had worked at The Chronicle since 1986 in a variety of roles, first as an athletics reporter and editor. He has won three National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, including one in 2009 for a series of Inside Higher Ed articles he co-wrote on college rankings. He began his career as a news clerk at The New York Times. He grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and graduated in 1984 from Princeton University.
Scott Jaschik
Co-founder and Editor @Inside Higher Ed
With Doug Lederman, Scott Jaschik leads the editorial operations of Inside Higher Ed, overseeing news content, opinion pieces, career advice, blogs and other features. Scott is a leading voice on higher education issues, quoted regularly in publications nationwide, and publishing articles on colleges in publications such as The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Salon, and elsewhere. He has been a judge or screener for the National Magazine Awards, the Online Journalism Awards, the Folio Editorial Excellence Awards, and the Education Writers Association Awards. Scott served as a mentor in the community college fellowship program of the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media, of Teachers College, Columbia University. He is a member of the board of the Education Writers Association. From 1999-2003, Scott was editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education.