Carol Aslanian to Lead the American Council on Education’s SARA Discussion on August 24th

 

By: Christopher Tashjian Aug 22, 2018

Carol Aslanian to Lead the American Council on Education’s SARA Discussion on August 24th

Washington, D.C. August 24, 2018 The typical college student is no longer an 18-year-old fresh out of high school who enrolls full time and lives on campus. Today’s college students are largely post-traditional – those who are of any age, but are typically over the age of 25, work full time, and are financially independent. Post-traditional learners are often balancing their family lives, their careers, and maintaining a household alongside their education. As a result, post-traditional learners approach higher education in different ways than traditional-aged college students. In this SARA discussion, Carol Aslanian will provide an overview of her research around post-traditional students, who they are, and how they approach higher education, in order to address ways in which institutions can better serve them. Carol Aslanian is president and founder of Aslanian Market Research, a division of EducationDynamics. Aslanian served as director of the Office of Adult Learning Services at the College Board for more than 20 years, and also helped the Board enhance its services to adult students at colleges and universities nationwide. As principal of the Aslanian Group, founded in 2000, she worked with corporate partners, and colleges to identify new educational options. Her market research studies have helped hundreds of colleges and educational consortia expand their programs to meet the educational needs of working adults. The author of a number of landmark reports and professional papers on adult learning, Aslanian has received several national awards for her contributions to the fields of community service and continuing education. She has served on the boards or committees of such groups as the American Marketing Association, the Nontraditional Students Report Board of Advisors, and Elderhostel. Aslanian holds degrees from Cornell University and Harvard University. About SARA: The Student Aid Researchers Association (SARA) is a voluntary network of D.C.-based higher education analysts and researchers. Originated from a small group of student aid experts in the region, SARA now serves more than 100 analysts and researchers from higher education associations, think tanks, advocacy organizations, government agencies, and research firms. The ACE Center for Policy Research & Strategy (CPRS) is responsible for SARA’s primary activities. To join the SARA listserv, please contact the CPRS team at [email protected] About Aslanian Market Research: Aslanian Market Research (AMR) is a division of EducationDynamics that annually works with dozens of colleges and universities to ensure that their on-ground and online programs meet the demands and preferences of today’s students. The team at AMR are the leading experts on the demands, preferences, and motivations of adult, post-traditional, and online students. They provide customized primary & secondary market research for institutions looking to improve enrollment and student outcomes through data driven initiatives.]]>