Adult Learner Focus Education Institution (ALFI) Report

The ALFI (Adult Learning Focused Education Institution) Report is a comprehensive report that compares the results of the Adult Learner Inventory (ALI) and Institutional Self-Assessment Survey (ISAS) using the the 9 principles of effectiveness for serving adult learners from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL):

The ALFI was conducted during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Conducts its outreach to adult learners by overcoming barriers in time, place, and tradition in order to create lifelong access to educational opportunities

Life & Career Planning
Addresses adult learners’ life and career goals before or at the onset of enrollment in order to assess and align its capacities to help learners reach their goals

Promotes choice using an array of payment options for adult learners in order to expand equity and financial flexibility

Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Defines and assesses the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired by adult learners—both from the curriculum and from life and work experience—in order to assign credit and confer degrees with rigor

Teaching-Learning Process
Faculty uses multiple methods of instruction (including experiential and problem-based methods) for adult learners in order to connect curricular concepts to useful knowledge and skills

Student Support Systems
Assists adult learners using comprehensive academic and student support systems in order to enhance students’ capacities to become self-directed, lifelong learners

Uses technology to provide relevant and timely information and to enhance the learning experience

Strategic Partnerships
Engages in strategic relationships, partnerships, and collaborations with employers and other organizations in order to develop and improve educational opportunities for adult learners

Supports 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