Advancing Adult Learning
An overview of CAEL's mission to empower adult learners through workforce development and lifelong learning, as presented by CEO Pamela Tate.
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1. Adult Learning in Focus: The National Landscape and a Picture of Illinois Presented by: Pamela Tate President & CEO, CAEL June 2, 2009
2. About CAEL CAEL is the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning A 501(c)3 non-profit organization with almost 35 years of lifelong learning and workforce development experience Mission to remove barriers so that adult learners can be successful in postsecondary education and training Offices in Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, New York and Toronto
3. CAELs Unique Integrator Role CAEL Government and Community Employers Colleges and Universities Lifelong Learning Public Policy Workforce Learning and Development
4. Office Jobs The share of white collar office jobs has risen from 30 to 40 percent of all jobs since 1973. In 1973, only 38 percent of office workers had completed some kind of postsecondary education. Today, 69 percent of them have, while 37 percent have at least a bachelors degree.
5. Education and Healthcare Jobs Since the 1970s, education and healthcare jobs have increased from 10 to almost 20 percent of all jobs. The share of these jobs requiring at least some college has increased from fewer than half in the 1970s to more than 75 percent today, with more than 52 percent requiring baccalaureate or graduate degrees.
6. Technology Jobs Technology jobs have doubled from roughly 4 to 8 percent of all jobs. In 1973, 63 percent of technology workers had completed at least some college, but today 86 percent haveand more than half have at least a bachelors degree.
7. Illinois Occupational Projections 2006-2016 740,000 jobs will be added to the economy overall Four industries will account for more than 44% of Illinois job growth Education services Health and Community Social Services Computer and Mathematical Services Business, Financial and Management Services Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis Division http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/projections/statewideproj.htm
8. Illinois Jobs: What Training and Education are Needed? 342,000 of the overall jobs will require short term, moderate term or long term job training Almost 322,900 of the overall jobs (44%) will require at least some level of postsecondary vocational training, an Associates Degree, a Bachelors degree or higher Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis Division http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/projections/statewideproj.htm
9. Adult Learning in Focus: State Performance 2008: CAEL and NCHEMS released National Report on current size and shape of adult learning provision, barriers to adult participation Comparisons among 50 states State by State profiles Policy Framework
10. Percent of Adults Age 25-34 with College Degrees (Associate and Higher), 2005 Source: U.S. Census Bureau; OECD 54 Canada 53 Japan Massachusetts 52 51 Korea 50 Minnesota 49 New York 48 New Jersey North Dakota 47 Connecticut Nebraska New Hampshire 45 Colorado Maryland South Dakota Virginia 44 Iowa Vermont 43 Illinois Pennsylvania Rhode Island 42 Washington Wisconsin 41 Norway Ireland Belgium 40 Denmark Spain Kansas Utah-Puerto Rico 39 France UNITED STATES Delaware 38 Australia Finland Georgia Hawaii Maine Michigan Montana North Carolina - Ohio 37 Sweden Luxembourg California Florida Oregon 36 Iceland Missouri 35 Netherlands United Kingdom Indiana 34 Russian Federation Mississippi 33 Estonia Alabama Alaska Arizona South Carolina Tennessee Wyoming 32 Kentucky Oklahoma Texas 31 Switzerland New Zealand Idaho Louisiana West Virginia 30 New Mexico 28 Arkansas 27 Nevada 26 Poland 25 Greece 24 23 22 Germany 20 Austria Hungary 19 Portugal 18 Mexico Chile 17 16 Slovak Republic Italy 15 14 Czech Republic 12 Turkey 10 Slovenia 8 Brazil United States % OECD Counties
11. 11 National Perspective: How Can the U.S. Reach International Competitiveness by 2025? 63,127,642 41,860,914 0 20 40 60 80 Degrees Needed to Meet Best Performance** (55%) Degrees* Produced from 2005 to 2025 with Current Rate of Production plus Population Growth Millions ** Best performance is the average of the top three states. Current Degree Production Combined with Population Growth Vs. Best Performance* on the Student Transition and Completion Measures * Degrees includes both Associates and 4-year degrees. The performance gap is large and we need to increase the rate of degree production in the U.S. by 50.8%.
12. Illinois' Challenge But of 8,083,210 working-age adults (18 to 64). 64.1 percent have not completed college (associates degrees or higher) This is a much higher non- completer percentage than the national average. Of these: 1,880,986 have completed some college but no degree 2,249,483 have completed just a high school diploma but have not entered college 1,050,504 have not completed high school or equivalent
13. Proportion of Need-Based Aid Distributed to Part-Time Students 2004-05 Source: NCHEMS Student Financial Aid Survey No Aid to Part-Time Students or Missing Data
14. Average Personal Income of 25 to 64 Year Olds by Level of Education Completed, 2005 $91,797 $107,353 $66,919 $54,532 $37,716 $34,644 $27,367 $0 $30,000 $60,000 $90,000 $120,000 Doctorate degree Professional degree Masters degree Bachelors degree Associate degree Some college, no degree High school graduate, or GED 12th grade, no diploma 11th grade 10th grade 9th grade 5th-8th grade 1st-4th grade No school completed Source: US Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey If these residents were to complete high school or equivalent, and the additional earnings associated it, the U.S. would experience a $191 billion increase in personal income
15. Average Personal Income of 25 to 64 Year Olds by Level of Education Completed, 2005 $91,797 $107,353 $66,919 $54,532 $37,716 $34,644 $0 $30,000 $60,000 $90,000 $120,000 Doctorate degree Professional degree Masters degree Bachelors degree Associate degree Some college, no degree High school graduate, or GED 12th grade, no diploma 11th grade 10th grade 9th grade 5th-8th grade 1st-4th grade No school completed Source: US Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey If these residents were to complete an associates degree, and the additional earnings associated it, the U.S. would experience a $848 billion increase in personal income
16. College and University Perspective: How Can Colleges Graduate More Adult Learners? CAELs Adult Learning Focused Institution tools can help colleges and universities recruit and retain adults One of CAEL's publications, Principles of Effectiveness for Serving Adult Learners, can help make programs more attractive and accessible to adults All of CAELs benchmarking tools, publications, study tours and consulting services are designed for this same purpose
17. Serving Adult Learners Adult-Learning Focused Institutions (ALFI) Project Origins CAELs 1999 Benchmarking Study of six high-performing, adult-serving colleges and universities Best Practices in Adult Learning, a CAEL book Study findings distilled into eight Principles of Effectiveness for Serving Adult Learners Assessment Tools released in 2004 Adult Learner Inventory Institutional Self-Assessment Survey
18. CAELs ALFI Project CAELs Principles of Effectiveness for Serving Adult Learners 1. Outreach : overcoming barriers of time, place, and tradition in order to create lifelong access to educational opportunities 2. Life & Career Planning : aligning personal goals and curriculum 3. Financing : choices in payment options for financial flexibility 4. Assessment of Learning Outcomes : assessing knowledge and skills from life/work experience and formal learning for assignment of credit
19. CAELs ALFI Project 5. Teaching-Learning Process : use of multiple methods of instruction 6. Student Support Systems : academic and student support systems to help adults meet the challenges of balancing multiple responsibilities 7. Technology : information technology employed to provide relevant and timely communication 8. Strategic Partnerships : collaborations with employers and other organizations to develop and improve educational opportunities 9. Transitions : supporting guided pathways that lead into and from the institutions programs and services in order to ensure that students learning will apply usefully to achieving their educational and career goals
20. College and University Perspective: How Can Colleges Graduate More Adult Learners? Expand Prior Learning Assessment options throughout college network in Illinois PLA can motivate adults to complete degrees Current Lumina-funded study underway to study outcomes of PLA re: retention, performance, graduation
21. State Policy Change Institutional innovation is only one element of the picturenew state policies are also needed Illinois must commit to improving its percentage of adults with a postsecondary credential and allocate new resources toward this goal
22. State Policy Change (cont.) Financial aid programs for adult and lifelong learners, esp. for adults taking one course at a time Encourage teaching and assessment on- line to make it more convenient Social marketing campaign to employers
23. State Policy Change (cont.) Comprehensive review of all state policies that affect adult learners Use Adult Learning in Focus policy guide
24. CAEL Contact Information Contact: Pamela Tate, President and CEO, CAEL firstname.lastname@example.org 312-499-2681