Advising Adult Learners Community Resources


Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
To be allowed access to student records, you must carefully review the material presented in this site. Maintaining confidentiality of student records is everyone's responsibility whether you are faculty, staff or student.

Learning Support Centers in Higher Education
On this web site, you can review the history of learning support centers in higher education along with relevant definitions of learning assistance. You also can learn about the history and philosophy of the Winter Institute, considered by many as the premier professional learning experience for learning support center personnel.

Diversity Training University International (DTUI)
Diversity training tips on expert knowledge, successful skills, how to make a living as a diversity trainer, cross-cultural training, knowledge and skills needed to consult as a diversity specialist, coach diversity skill development, and conduct cross-cultural training.

Black Student/White Counselor, Developing Effective Relationships. The Third Edition
This site contains a free synopsis plus additional information for ordering the book by Al Bynum. Since the second edition, there is a new generation of academic counselors who might also wish to improve their interpersonal and advising skills.

The US Department of Education
Follow the simple outline through the US Department of Education's extensive web page. They provide copies of their latest publications, such as The Student Guide to Financial Aid. Also the Pick o' the Month page is worth a visit.

The University of Indiana School for Adult Learning Including programs to assist non-traditional students in their return (or, in many cases their first time) to college.

Adult, 4th EditionCompanion web site to The Adult Student's Guide to Survival and Success


Non-Traditional Student Advising Listserv List


If you work with adult/non-traditional students or have an interest in adult/non-traditional student issues, you have the opportunity to access an email list called NONTRAD. By accessing NONTRAD you can connect with professionals and students worldwide. You'll be able to pose questions, exchange ideas and concerns and compare programs.


The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal
The Mentor: An Academic Advising Journal is a free electronic publication about academic advising in higher education. The publication's goal is to provide a mechanism for the rapid dissemination of new ideas about advising and for ongoing discourse about advising issues.

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Search more than 11 years worth of the printed Chronicle, plus daily articles, summaries of magazine and journal articles, listings of scholarly books, and grants awarded to colleges since 1995.


.Counsel on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
CAEL is a national organization dedicated to expanding lifelong learning opportunities for adults. Through collaboration with educational institutions, industry, government and labor, CAEL promotes learning as a tool to empower people and organizations. In addition to offering services, they have published resources to assist adult learners. Some of their titles include  Portfolio Development and Adult Learning: Purposes and StrategiesandEarn College Credit for What You Know,Assessing Learning: Standards, Principles, and ProceduresAssessing Learning: A CAEL Handbook for Faculty,,Prior Learning Assessment: A Guidebook to American Institutional Practices

Association for Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE)
ANTSHE is an international partnership of students, academic professionals, institutions and organizations whose mission is to encourage and coordinate support, education and advocacy for the adult learning community.

Non-Traditional Student Organizations (by state)
This is a great resource that links to Non-traditional student services sections of university websites. It can be a great assistance to advisors looking to establish services for adult learners.


American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education is the nation's premier organization dedicated to enhancing the field of adult learning. With members from 60 affiliates and 40 nations, the Association represents its members from secondary and post-secondary education, business and labor, military and government and from community-based organizations. AAACE publishes three of the nation's leading periodicals in education and training topics.

California Advocates for Re-Entry Education (CARE)
This active state-wide organization holds an annual Southern California Fall Workshop.  This year it will be held at Orange Coast College on November 16.  Check out their website for details.


NASPA, Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education
This organization is the leading national association for college and university student affairs administrators. Since its inception in 1918, student affairs administrators have turned to NASPA as a resource for professional development opportunities and information on current issues affecting campus policies and students' needs.

The American Association for Higher Education (AAHE)
The AAHE envisions a higher education enterprise that helps all Americans achieve the deep, lifelong learning they need to grow as individuals, participate in the democratic process and succeed in a global economy

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
The AACC has been a national voice for two-year associate degree granting institutions since its inception in 1920. Located in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C., AACC works with other higher education associations, the federal government, Congress, and other national associations that represent the public and private sectors to promote the goals of community colleges and higher education.



RealWorld University
The (RWU) mission is to help students succeed in college and in life by helping them identify and pursue their purpose, strengthen their character, overcome life's obstacles, and maximize their potential. RWU addresses some of the toughest challenges facing college students today by sharing proven strategies, solutions, and advice from some of the country's leading educators, authors, speakers, and college graduates. 

Golden Key Honor Society
The mission of Golden Key International Honour Society, a nonprofit academic honors organization, is to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement and excellence in all undergraduate fields of study, to unite with faculty and administrators in developing and maintaining high standards of education, to provide economic assistance to outstanding members by means of both undergraduate and graduate scholarships, and to promote altruistic conduct through voluntary service.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
This nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives includes information on what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training needed, earnings and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Student Technology Resource
Today's students face a multitude of new challenges in their pursuit to learn-both at school and at home. To succeed today and in the years ahead, they need to have the best learning tools at their disposal. NovaNET Learning, Inc. is dedicated to helping today's student prepare for tomorrow with state-of-the-art educational technology and telecommunications.



American Universities
As home pages are found for American Universities granting bachelor or advanced degrees, they are added here, one page per university. If you know of pages for universities not listed here, please drop me a line (see below). Some universities do not yet have home pages.

Peterson's College Search Guide
The Peterson's College Search Guide is the premier publication for college program search information. Most all undergraduate and graduate programs, in residence and distance learning are represented in their resources. All institutions are ranked and described and sorted according to categories.

Study Abroad Program Search
Use our country portals to find study abroad programs, travel info, maps, and more. Search our study abroad programs by: Academic Year/Semester, Summer, Intern Abroad/Volunteer, High School, Intersession, ESL, TEFL Certificate, Summer Law and Business.



E-Learning Consulting Firm
This company assists people in understanding e-learning options and lifelong learning needs and companies to build e-learning products

Athabasca University
Bachelors Degrees in Administration, Arts, Commerce, General Studies, Health, Counseling and Social Sciences. You can start most courses at the beginning of any month accessible, and affordable. All Athabasca University courses and programs are available through distance or online education.

Regents College - New York
Associates or Bachelors in Business, Technology, Nursing, Liberal Arts Areas.



The American Association of University Women
A national organization that promotes education and equity for all women and girls. Our commitment to these issues is reflected in our public policy efforts, programs, and diversity initiatives.

Women in Higher Education
Mary Dee Wenniger, Editor/Publisher started this monthly practitioner's news journal in 1992 on a small inheritance. Now 12,000 readers, it's the only monthly source of news and views to provide an overview of issues affecting women on campus. We're proud to have readers call it subversive, irreverant, humanistic, personal, practical, funny and informative.

The Black Collegian Online
The Black Collegian Online provides cutting-edge information on career resources for Black collegians. Job search strategies, graduate school opportunities, career and industry reports are abundantly explored. This site is the cyberspace partner of The Black Collegian Magazine, serving the career and self-development interests of African-American collegians throughout America since 1970.



Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS)
CASAS is a non-profit organization that provides competency-based curriculum management, assessment and evaluation systems to education and training programs. These systems are reamer-centered and are designed to meet the needs of adults and youth in today's multi-cultural society.

Back to College, Resources for Re-Entry Students
This resource, sponsored by Thomas Edison State College, is an all-in-one resource for the returning student. Here you will find scholarships, grants, & fellowships; accredited online degree programs; searchable indices for curriculum and internships; indexes/abstracts, & bibliographies with document delivery; dissertations; online journals; special libraries, and more! Our resources are continually updated.