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1 Making the Case for Adult Learners James L. Applegate Senior Vice President

2 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 2 Lumina Foundation for Education Big Goal

3 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 3 Lumina Foundation for Education Big Goal Our Big Goal is to increase the percentage of Americans who hold high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025.

4 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 4 Why is the Big Goal important?  College a prerequisite to a middle class life  Key to an strong/equitable democracy  Important to global competitiveness  The U.S. economy is at risk (it’s not all about China or India or Finland)

5 The Adult Worker: A Global Perspective

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7 7 But It Is Not All About Korea and Finland!

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12 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 12 Why is the Big Goal important?  By 2018, 30 million new and replacement jobs will require some college or above.  By 2018, 73 million jobs will require AA degrees and above.  There will be sufficient job demand to meet Lumina’s goal; however, there will be a shortfall in supply of people with AAs+ to meet demand.

13 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 13 Why Is the Adult Learner Important? The country and individual states cannot develop a competitive workforce for the 21 st century without them The majority of the adult U.S. population (24-64 years old) have no postsecondary degree

14 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 14 Who Should Be Our Target Population?

15 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 15 What Oklahoma Must Do A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education

16 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 16 The Big Goal: Where Oklahoma Stands

17 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 17 The Big Goal: Where Oklahoma Stands

18 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 18 Why The Big Goal Should be Oklahoma’s Goal

19 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 19 Why the Big Goal Should be Oklahoma’s Goal

20 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 20 The Big Goal And Oklahoma’s Workforce Needs in 2018: Adult Learners are Key By 2018, 57% of jobs in Oklahoma will require postsecondary education (national average=63%) Between 2008 and 2018, Oklahoma will create 518,000 job vacancies of which 308,000 will require postsecondary credentials Between 2008 and 2018 new jobs requiring postsecondary education will grow by 87,000 while jobs for high school graduates and dropouts will grow by 59,000 If Oklahoma’s economic and workforce development efforts succeed the need for a college-trained workforce will likely intensify

21 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 21 Lumina’s Strategic Plan: Goal 2025 Three Critical Outcomes Preparation. Students are prepared academically, financial and socially for success in education beyond high school. Success. Higher education attainment rates are improved significantly. Productivity. Higher education productivity is increased to expand capacity and serve more students.

22 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 22 Effective Practice Public Policy Advocacy Public Will Building Lumina’s Catalytic Approach

23 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 23 Success: Higher education attainment rates are improved significantly.

24 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 24 Focusing on 21 st Century Student Success  Redefine institutional quality  Redefine “students”  Re-imagine developmental education  Measure what you treasure  Reallocate resources to ensure student success

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26 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 26 Outcome 1: Improve productivity of existing systems 1.Create, pilot & implement funding approaches that reward increased degree production, especially for low- income, minority & adult students. 2.Promote the use of technology to increase capacity & student success while containing costs. 3. Analyze spending, contain costs & reinvest resources in programs that contribute to more students receiving quality degrees. 4. Create transparent learning expectations aligned with workforce needs & ensure that students meet those expectations. STRATEGIES

27 5/10/2015 LUMINA FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION 27 Best Practices Arkansas’s “Career Pathway Initiative” for TANF-eligible adults Kentucky’s Adult Learner Initiative (including “Project Graduate”) Louisiana’s “CALL” program Massachusetts's (UMASSOnline) Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion Program Oklahoma’s “Reaching Higher” Adult Degree Completion Program Washington’s “Opportunity Grant” and “I-BEST” programs CAEL’s Adult Learner Focused Institution (ALFI) program COMING SOON Lumina’s $10+M dollar adult degree completion program Lumina’s national adult degree completion network National prior learning assessment initiative (Lumina, CAEL, and others)

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