Prior to the Adult Education Visioning Retreat in Prospect Park, we posted an on-line survey for retreat participants to share their opinions and priorities on a number of key issues. This report presents a summary of participant responses on eight important topics:
Keeping Students at the Center – Engagement, Goal Setting and Retention
Creating Effective Enrollment Mechanisms
Contextualizing Instructional Design to Meet Student Goals
Enhancing Professional Development and Staffing Patterns
Managing for Results
Creating Pathways to Higher Education and Workforce Development
Improving Accountability and Metrics
Advancing Important Social Goals
For each topic, we have synthesized the responses into a consensus goal and have included direct quotes from the participants to reflect the range of opinion on each topic.
This preliminary analysis was shared with participants during the September 20th retreat to frame the work of the day (with the exception of “Improving Accountability and Metrics”, which was prepared after the retreat).
We are posting this analysis on-line to encourage dialogue throughout the adult education community on these important issues.
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