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We are dedicated to improving
the adult learner experience at Penn State

Welcome to the Commission for Adult Learners website. Penn State’s Commission for Adult Learners is composed of faculty, staff, and students from several University locations. Members are dedicated to improving the adult learner experience at Penn State.

Adult learners support the troops
Two adult learners sitting in a classroom
Group of adult learners posing for a picture.
Adult learners talking around a table
Counselor with adult learner at a desk 
Adult learners posing for picture together
Adult learners in the military

Initiatives and Best Practices

In 2013, under the direction of the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners, Dr. Daad Rizk, Financial Literacy Coordinator launched a new financial literacy program aimed at helping adult learners acquire financial literacy knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and take effective actions regarding money management.

MoneyCounts: A Financial Literacy Series conducts monthly workshops and webinars of various financial topics of interest to adult students. Information and links to registration for workshops and webinars are listed at: http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/researchguides/business/financialliteracy.html#moneycounts

View recordings of past topics here: http://student.worldcampus.psu.edu/paying-for-your-education/financial-literacy-series

View Workshops & Webinars

Workshop

Mortgages: Financial Process of Owning a Home

05/28/2014

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Debt Management

06/25/2014

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Budgeting Fundamentals

07/16/2014

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Getting Student Loans

08/13/2014

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Credit Cards, Statements, and Fees

09/17/2014

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Student Loan Repayment Strategies

10/08/2014

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

What is Financial Literacy?

11/12/2014

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Identity Theft

12/03/2014

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Webinar

Mortgages: Financial Process of Owning a Home

05/29/2014

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Debt Management

06/19/2014

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Budgeting Fundamentals

07/17/2014

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Getting Student Loans

08/14/2014

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Credit Cards, Statements, and Fees

09/18/2014

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Student Loan Repayment Strategies

10/09/2014

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What is Financial Literacy?

11/13/2014

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Identity Theft

12/04/2014

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

View All Best Practices Initiatives

Upcoming Meetings

Commission Meeting:

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Nittany Lion Inn, University Park

Executive Committee Meeting:
No Events

Sponsors of the Commission for Adult Learners are:

Dr. Madlyn L. Hanes, 
Vice President for Commonwealth Campuses

Dr. W. Terrell Jones, 
Vice Provost for Educational Equity

Dr. Robert N. Pangborn,
Vice President and Dean for Undergraduate
Education

Damon Sims, 
Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Craig D. Weidemann, 
Vice President for Outreach and Vice Provost for Online Education

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