Note: I will insert your photo here<br />Providing Access to Previously Underserved Communities of Adult Learners <br />April 7, 2011<br />Elza Dinwiddie-Boyd <br />Dean, School of New Resources<br />The College of New Rochelle<br />
The College of New Rochelle<br />Providing Access to Previously Underserved Communities of Adult Learners<br />Founded – 1904 by the Ursulines as a liberal arts college for women<br />Today<br />The School of Arts and Sciences; The Graduate School; the School of New Resources (SNR); and The School of Nursing. <br />Principal campus (New Rochelle Campus) on 20 acres in Westchester County. <br />Operates six branch campuses:<br />New Rochelle Campus; the Co-op City Campus (Northern Bronx); John Cardinal O’Connor Campus (South Bronx); the Rosa Parks Campus (Harlem); DC-37 Campus (TriBeCa); and Brooklyn Campus (Bedford-Stuyvesant).<br />SNR (1972)<br /> Fulfills our mission by providing access to higher education to underserved communities of adult learners. <br />
Adults learn best when they can connect course content to relevant life experiences<br />The School of New Resources (SNR) places the adult learner’s experience at the heart of the educational process<br />The adult’s life experience is validated throughout the curriculum<br />Instructors must acknowledge the wealth of experiences adults bring to the classroom and treat them as partners<br />The six-credit seminar and the LAP<br />Adult learners participate in curriculum development<br />
Adults must have an opportunity to earn credits for prior college-level learning (CLL) gained through work and life experiences<br />Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) recognizes and legitimizes CLL achieved outside the classroom.<br />The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), with support from the Lumina Foundation for Education, studied data of 62,475 students from 48 postsecondary institutions.<br />Students with PLA credit had higher graduation rates than non-PLA students.<br />PLA students earning 13-24 PLA credits saved an average of 6.6 months of study. Those earning 49 credits or more saved 10.1 months of study.<br />
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