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Strategies for Success: Promising Ideas in Adult College Completion - This publication is the first of a series focusing on promising new ideas and innovative practices developed through the Adult College Completion Network. The brief addresses five topics of importance to those working to improve adult college completion: 1) Data availability particular to the returning adult population; 2) Partnerships between employers and higher education institutions; 3) Communications and marketing campaigns to reach and reengage adults with prior college credit; 4) Transfer credits; 5) Prior learning assessment. (WICHE, August 2012)...

Going the Distance in Adult College Completion: Lessons from the Non-traditional No More Project - This report details promising practices at the state and institutional levels aimed at bringing adults with some college but no degree back to complete their degrees. (WICHE, June 2012)...

Building Integrated Pathways to Sustainable Careers: An Introduction to the Accelerating Opportunity Initiative - Accelerating Opportunity seeks to fundamentally change the way adult basic education is delivered in eleven states and to ensure that those states' policies encourage dramatically improved student outcomes in terms of completing credentials of value in the labor market. (Rachel Pleasants, Jobs for the Future, August 2011)...

Bringing Adults Back to College: Designing and Implementing a Statewide Concierge Model - A ready adult (or reentry) concierge is a single-point of contact at a college or university who helps returning adult students navigate the application, enrollment, and registration processes and overcome barriers to college success. To better understand the barriers faced by students in the reenrollment process and how the Concierge Model can help potential students reengage and earn a degree, WICHE collaborated with the Nevada System of Higher Education to convene a meeting of staff from each of the seven public institutions who serve as the campus concierge. This brief highlights effective strategies of ready adult concierges and provides a framework for those interested in implementing this model. (WICHE, November 2010)...

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