Recruiting & Retaining Adult Learners

Cover image for Vol. 18 Issue 6

Edited By: Joan Hope

Online ISSN: 2155-6458


Recruiting & Retaining Adult Learners is part of the Jossey-Bass higher education newsletter series featuring up-to-date news on the latest legal developments and innovative practices for every aspect of campus administration and life. It is available in print, online and as a PDF delivery.

Aims and Scope

Recruiting & Retaining Adult Learners addresses the problems you face in recruiting, retaining and educating your adult students. Find proven strategies to target your orientation to adult learners, encourage adult-friendly support systems, take advantage of new technologies, and more.

Featured Columns include:

Students Speak – Interviews an adult student to give you tips on why adults choose certain programs and insight on which supports they find valuable.

Program Profile – Details other institutions’ successful programs – such as how the Ada Comstock Scholars program at Smith College achieved a 92% graduation rate for its nontraditional students.

Lawsuits and Rulings – Updates you on the latest court rulings involving adjunct faculty, discrimination and more – so you can make sure your programs are legally sound.

Leaders and Innovators – Features expert advice and innovative insight from leaders in the field of adult education – so you can duplicate their successes.