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Adult learning in focus the national landscape and a picture of illinois

Adult Learning in Focus: The National Landscape and a Picture of Illinois

Presented by: Pamela Tate

President & CEO, CAEL

June 2, 2009


About cael
About CAEL Picture of Illinois

  • 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


Cael s unique integrator role
CAEL’s Unique Integrator Role Picture of Illinois

Workforce Learning and Development

Employers

Lifelong Learning

Public

Policy

CAEL

Colleges and Universities

Government and Community


Office jobs
Office Jobs Picture of Illinois

  • 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 bachelor’s degree.


Education and healthcare jobs
Education and Healthcare Jobs Picture of Illinois

  • 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.


Technology jobs
Technology Jobs Picture of Illinois

  • 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 have—and more than half have at least a bachelor’s degree.


Illinois occupational projections 2006 2016
Illinois’ Occupational Projections Picture of Illinois2006-2016

  • 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


Illinois jobs what training and education are needed
Illinois’ Jobs: What Training and Education are Needed? Picture of Illinois

  • 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 Associate’s Degree, a Bachelor’s degree or higher

Source: Illinois Department of Employment Security, Economic Information and Analysis Division

http://lmi.ides.state.il.us/projections/statewideproj.htm


Adult learning in focus state performance
Adult Learning in Focus: State Performance Picture of Illinois

  • 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


Percent of adults age 25 34 with college degrees associate and higher 2005
Percent of Adults Age 25-34 with College Degrees Picture of Illinois(Associate and Higher), 2005

United States % OECD Counties

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

Source: U.S. Census Bureau; OECD


National perspective how can the u s reach international competitiveness by 2025
National Perspective: How Can the U.S. Reach International Competitiveness by 2025?

Current Degree Production Combined with Population Growth Vs. Best Performance*

on the Student Transition and Completion Measures

Degrees* Produced from 2005 to 2025 with Current

41,860,914

Rate of Production plus Population Growth

63,127,642

Degrees Needed to Meet Best Performance** (55%)

0

20

40

60

80

Millions

The performance gap is large and we need to increase the rate of degree production in the U.S. by 50.8%.

* Degrees includes both Associates and 4-year degrees.

** Best performance is the average of the top three states.

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Illinois challenge
Illinois' Challenge Competitiveness by 2025?

  • But of 8,083,210 working-age adults (18 to 64)….

    • 64.1 percent have not completed college (associate’s 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


Proportion of need based aid distributed to part time students 2004 05

No Aid to Part-Time Students or Missing Data Competitiveness by 2025?

Proportion of Need-Based Aid Distributed to Part-Time Students 2004-05

Source: NCHEMS Student Financial Aid Survey


Average personal income of 25 to 64 year olds by level of education completed 2005
Average Personal Income of 25 to 64 Year Olds by Level of Education Completed, 2005

No school completed

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

1st-4th grade

5th-8th grade

9th grade

10th grade

11th grade

12th grade, no diploma

High school graduate, or GED

$27,367

Some college, no degree

$34,644

Associate degree

$37,716

Bachelors degree

$54,532

Masters degree

$66,919

$107,353

Professional degree

Doctorate degree

$91,797

$0

$30,000

$60,000

$90,000

$120,000

Source: US Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey


Average personal income of 25 to 64 year olds by level of education completed 20051
Average Personal Income of 25 to 64 Year Olds by Level of Education Completed, 2005

No school completed

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

1st-4th grade

5th-8th grade

9th grade

10th grade

11th grade

12th grade, no diploma

High school graduate, or GED

Some college, no degree

$34,644

Associate degree

$37,716

Bachelors degree

$54,532

Masters degree

$66,919

$107,353

Professional degree

Doctorate degree

$91,797

Source: US Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

$0

$30,000

$60,000

$90,000

$120,000


College and university perspective how can colleges graduate more adult learners
College and University Perspective: How Can Colleges Graduate More Adult Learners?

  • CAEL’s 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 CAEL’s benchmarking tools, publications, study tours and consulting services are designed for this same purpose


Serving adult learners
Serving Adult Learners Graduate More Adult Learners?

Adult-Learning Focused Institutions (ALFI) Project Origins

CAEL’s 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


Cael s alfi project
CAEL’s ALFI Project Graduate More Adult Learners?

CAEL’s Principles of Effectiveness for Serving Adult Learners

  • Outreach: overcoming barriers of time, place, and tradition in order to create lifelong access to educational opportunities

  • Life & Career Planning: aligning personal goals and curriculum

  • Financing: choices in payment options for financial flexibility

  • Assessment of Learning Outcomes: assessing knowledge and skills from life/work experience and formal learning for assignment of credit


Cael s alfi project1
CAEL’s ALFI Project Graduate More Adult Learners?

  • Teaching-Learning Process: use of multiple methods of instruction

  • Student Support Systems: academic and student support systems to help adults meet the challenges of balancing multiple responsibilities

  • Technology: information technology employed to provide relevant and timely communication

  • Strategic Partnerships: collaborations with employers and other organizations to develop and improve educational opportunities

  • Transitions: supporting guided pathways that lead into and from the institution’s programs and services in order to ensure that students’ learning will apply usefully to achieving their educational and career goals


College and university perspective how can colleges graduate more adult learners1
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


State policy change
State Policy Change Graduate More Adult Learners?

  • Institutional innovation is only one element of the picture—new 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


State policy change cont
State Policy Change (cont.) Graduate More Adult Learners?

  • 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


State policy change cont1
State Policy Change (cont.) Graduate More Adult Learners?

  • Comprehensive review of all state policies that affect adult learners

  • Use Adult Learning in Focus policy guide


CAEL Contact Information Graduate More Adult Learners?

Contact:

Pamela Tate,

President and CEO, CAEL

ptate@cael.org

312-499-2681


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