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LVAIC Adult Learners’ Conference Serving a Growing Population for Twelve Years

May 14, 2018, @ 8:00 AM
Presenters beginning their programming at the May 2014 LVAIC Adult Learners Conference at Muhlenberg College.

Presenters beginning their programming at the May 2014 LVAIC Adult Learners Conference at Muhlenberg College.

The LVAIC Adult Learners’ Conference is entering its 12th year with the 2018 conference taking place on May 31, 2018 at Cedar Crest College. The conference continues to explore issues related to the adult learner, the fastest growing population in colleges today.

For the past 12 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.

The LVAIC Collaborative Funding program provides resources to groups within the LVAIC community who, through collaboration, wish to engage in activities that advance LVAIC’s priorities.  The proposed activities should explore new and innovative ideas, broaden audience inclusion, and/or maximize the sharing of resources and experiences across LVAIC community.

Types of Activities Funded may include but are not limited to:

  • Emerging collaborative learning communities (Communities of Practice)
  • Conferences/Workshops/Symposia
  • Innovative teaching and learning strategies
  • Collaborative certificate and course creation
  • Innovative resource efficiencies

Learn more on the LVAIC Funded Program page.

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