Adult Learner Toolkit Surveys

Reaffirming its commitment to adults returning to college, Winona State faculty, staff, student and administrators took part in the Adult Learner 360 survey. In doing so, they joined a coalition of higher education institutions that have earner recognition as an adult learner focused institution.

95 students along with 9 faculty/staff/administrators completed the survey

 Developed by the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS) for Council of Adult Experiential Learning (CAEL) to assist institutions in evaluating their programs and services to adult learners

  • Nationally benchmarked using data from 60 universities
  • Aligned with student data collected in the Adult Learner Inventory to compare faculty and staff perceptions to student perceptions/experiences.
  • Participation in the assessment allowed Winona State to be awarded and recognized as an Adult Friendly institution.

 Key Results:

Strengths: Technology; Student transitions

Areas for Improvement: Life & Career Planning – specifically the use of mentors, the extent to which WSU works with students to qualify Credit for Prior Learning (CPL), and balancing work, life and family commitments; Overcoming barriers in time, place, and tradition, Strategic partnership.

Summary Report (PDF)
Press Release (PDF)