Creating an Environment That Helps Adult Students Succeed

Beckie Supiano, reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, spoke with Colette Atkins, assistant dean of adult accelerated programs, and Jason Clapp, registrar, on their recent presentation at the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers’ annual meeting. The resulting article, on the Chronicle of Higher Ed's online blog, highlights Mount Mercy University's commitment to making adult programs accessible.

An excerpt:

The two officials—Colette Atkins, assistant dean of adult accelerated programs, and Jason Clapp, the registrar—described how they had worked together to meet the needs of older students who have job and family responsibilities on top of academic ones.

In the coming years, the adult-student population is projected to grow more quickly than the traditional-age one nationwide, Mr. Clapp said. “We need to be paying attention to that market.”

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