Principles of Effectiveness for Serving Adult Learners
ABAC-Bainbridge seeks to provide services to adult learners that reflect principles (See CAEL for more).
|OUTREACH||The institution conducts outreach to adult learners
by overcoming barriers of time, place, and tradition
in order to create lifelong access to educational
|LIFE & CAREER PLANNING||The institution addresses adult learners’ life and
career goals before or at the onset of enrollment in
order to assess and align its capacities to help learners
reach their goals.
|FINANCING||The institution promotes choice using an array of
payment options for adult learners in order to expand
equity and financial flexibility.
|ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING OUTCOMES||The institution defines and assesses the knowledge, skills,
and competencies acquired by adult learners both from
the curriculum and from life/work experience in order
to assign credit and confer degrees with rigor.
|TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS||The institution’s faculty uses multiple methods of
instruction (including experiential- and problembased
methods) for adult learners in order to connect
curricular concepts to useful knowledge and skills.
|STUDENT SUPPORT SYSTEMS||The institution assists adult learners using comprehensive
academic and student support systems in order to
enhance students’ capacities to become self-directed,
|TECHNOLOGY||The institution uses information technology to
provide relevant and timely information and to
enhance the learning experience.
|STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS||The institution engages in strategic relationships,
partnerships, and collaborations with employers and
other organizations in order to develop and improve
educational opportunities for adult learners.