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LVAIC Adult Learners’ Conference Celebrating 11 Years of Collaboration

May 22, 2017, @ 8:00 AM

The LVAIC Adult Learners’ Conference is entering its 11th year with the 2017 conference taking place on May 25, 2017 at DeSales University. The conference continues to explore issues related to the adult learner, the fastest growing population in colleges today.

For the past 11 years, this group has covered such topics as How Adult Learner Expectations Change the Classroom, Building and Growing an Accelerated Program, Strategies for Working with Non-Traditional Aged Students, The Needs of LGBTQ Adult Learners, Parents Achieve Success Now: Overcoming Barriers to Academic Excellence, Innovative Practices to Engage and Retain Adult Learners, Separating your Social Media Professional and Personal Presence, and much more. This year’s topics focus on retention, personal branding, designing an orientation program, and maxing out in financial aid.

The structure of the event includes presentations from faculty and staff from two-year, four-year, private, and public institutions. The planning committee consists of representatives from Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Moravian College, Muhlenberg College, Albright College, Penn State University, Northampton Community College, Lehigh Carbon Community College, and East Stroudsburg University. The keynote address for this year’s conference will be offered by Ms. Jennifer A. Serowick, Assistant Vice President for Adult Learning Programs at Lesley University.

The LVAIC Adult Learners’ Conference serves as a showcase of successful collaboration using the LVAIC funded programs process. This program has shown innovation and, through cooperation and collaboration, improves the students’ experiences at LVAIC schools. LVAIC funded programs also result in short- or long-term cost savings.

LVAIC considers two types of requests- Program Proposals and Innovation Proposals. Program Proposals may be submitted to promote interaction and sharing across the LVAIC community and will include programs such as, but not limited to, faculty, staff, and student conferences, symposia, and workshops. Innovation Proposals will promote collaborative improvements across the LVAIC community in teaching and learning, such as but not limited to, new collaborative certificates and courses, faculty development programs, and the use of technology to support cross campus learning. Learn more on the LVAIC Funded Program page.

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