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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