Discussion: How to Fix a Graduate Rate of 1 in 10? Ask the Dropouts

Hello colleagues, Check out how San Jose State is tackling their poor graduation rate by contacting students who dropped out. You can find the NPREd story by Gabrielle Emanuel here. What would you say are some lessons learned from this story that may apply in an adult literacy context?

Cheers, Susan Finn Miller

Moderator, Assessment CoP


Discussion: Study finds that text messaging students significantly increases persistence

Bulletin: Online Course: Helping Students Stay

Bulletin: Navigating Pathways to Opportunity: Comprehensive Student Supports

Navigating Pathways to Opportunity: Comprehensive Student Supports

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Course Dates: February 4 - March 11, 2014

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World Education E-learning PD: Professional Development for Adult Education

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Discussion: Adult Student Motivation - The Learning Environment

Good afternoon,

I wanted to share with you a summary of the third of three LINCS webinar from the series, Supporting Adult Student Motivation, which was offered to adult educators in LINCS Region 2.  The third webinar focused on monitoring student learning and the learning environment.  Cris Smith led the webinars and provided guidance between sessions through a study circle that was set up for participants through the LINCS Community.  Below are the highlights from the third webinar.


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Discussion: Adult Student Motivation - Goal Setting

Good morning,

The second LINCS webinar of the series, Adult Student Motivation - Goal Setting, was recently offered to adult educators in LINCS Region 2.  After the webinar, participants posed these questions and issues:

Discussion: Self-Efficacy and Adult Student Motivation

Good afternoon,


The LINCS Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC) for Region 2 has offered a 3-part webinar/study circle series this summer, Supporting Adult Student Motivation, for practitioners in LINCS Region 2.  This series was facilitated by Cris Smith, an associate professor at University of Massachusetts Amherst.  She specializes in adult literacy and teacher professional development research and courses and previously served as the Deputy Director of the National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL).

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Bulletin: Online Course: Helping Students Stay

Helping Students Stay: Exploring Program and Classroom Persistence Strategies, an online course from World Education, is open for registration. The course will run from October 15 - December 9.

Discussion: Teachers and Student Self-Regulation

Hi, all.  New to this group.  Cristine Smith here.  I just finished faciliating a three-session webinar on the research about adult student motivation and persistence.  We covered concepts such as self-efficacy, goal setting, and self-regulated learning, and their relationship to student motivation.

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