Dr. Meredith Larson
Telephone: (202) 245-7037
Dr. James Benson
Telephone: (202) 245-8333
The Postsecondary and Adult Education topic supports research on the improvement of education outcomes for students in college and in adult education programs.
Through this topic, the Institute is interested in understanding how to increase student access to, persistence in, progress through, and completion of postsecondary and adult education programs. The Institute is also interested in understanding how to improve specific student academic outcomes in developmental education, adult education, gateway science and math courses, and introductory composition courses.
The long-term outcome of this program will be an array of tools and strategies (e.g., practices, assessments, programs, policies) that have been documented to be effective for improving education outcomes of postsecondary students at the college level and adult learners.