103: The Challenges of Teaching Adult Learners: Best Practices and Hot Tips from Professional and Executive Graduate Programs

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    Presenters: Beverly Peters (Program Director, Measurement & Evaluation, Office of Graduate & Professional Studies), Samantha Cohen (Senior Professorial Lecturer and Executive Director, Doctoral Programs, School of Education), Ayman Omar (Associate Dean of Graduate Programs, KSB), Dara Ford (Professorial Lecturer and Co-Director, Masters of Science in Nutrition Education, CAS-Health Studies) & Sonja Walti (Senior Professorial Lecturer, SPA-Public Administration and Policy)

    Time: 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

    Session Description

    This session discusses adult learner challenges in face-to-face and online learning environments, pinpointing how faculty can support the success of diverse adult learners in professional studies and executive education programs. Speakers will include faculty and program directors, who are responsible for onboarding, mentoring, and teaching; and adult learner alumni who will reflect on how the university can best support their success.

    Learning Outcomes

    • Identify challenges diverse adult learners face in face-to-face and online professional and executive graduate programs
    • Develop new ideas for supporting diverse face-to-face and online adult learners
    • Support an environment where diverse adult learners can build upon their assets, both professional and academic, and thrive in graduate programs

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