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2013-2014

Financial Literacy

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In 2015, the Penn State Commission for Adult Learners sponsored the creation of a financial literacy website to promote financial literacy knowledge…

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Degree Completion Initiative

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Dr. Francis Achampong reported that Penn State Mont Alto had sent a post card targeting adult learners with some credits but no degree. The card…

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Adult Learner Week

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Sueann Doran reported that Penn State Dubois redefined its Adult Learner week and condensed activities into one day including a breakfast and RSVP…

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Superior Service to Adult Learners Award

This award recognizes an individual or a team that has positively affected adult learners through direct service to students or improved the campus environment for adult learners. Special consideration will be given to those who can demonstrate support and leadership of new, innovative programs or services that improve the environment for adult learners. The required statements of support must cite specific examples of leadership, innovation, and improvement.

Superior Service to Adult Learners Award

Outstanding Adult Learner Recruitment or Retention Program Award

Criteria include, but are not limited to, the impetus for the program and its originality, program description, program goal(s) reflective of Penn State’s commitment to adults, program effectiveness (including affordability and sustainability), sensitivity to diversity, use of technology, number of adult learners served, and the impact on adult learner recruitment and/or retention. In addition, special consideration will be given to those programs that exceed the expectations of the unit/office.

Outstanding Adult Learner Recruitment or Retention


Incentives Grants

The Commission for Adult Learners established the Incentive Grant program to support new, improved, and innovative programs or services directed toward the recruitment and retention of adult learners. The Incentive Grant program is promoted University-wide to faculty, staff, and adult student organizations that are eligible to submit proposals. Those who submit proposals are encouraged to collaborate with other units and staff.

The ultimate intent is for grant-funded programs and services to become an integral part of a campus's programming and services offered to adult learners. In 2007–2008, in an effort to leverage more substantive proposals that will impact significantly the recruitment and retention of adult learners, the Commission increased the grant maximum to $2,000. The campus or unit must match $1 for every $2 in grant awarded.

The Commission is proud of the innovative programs and services, collaborative relationships, and improved campus environments for adult learners that have resulted from the Incentive Grant initiative. Since the 1999–2000 academic year, seventy-seven grant proposals from eighteen Penn State campuses have been funded, and more than 9,000 adult learners, faculty, and staff have benefited.

Shirley Hendrick Award Winners

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