FW: 5/10/2004 Daily Report from The Chronicle of Higher Education
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for Monday, May 10.
MAGAZINES & JOURNALS
A glance at the April/May issue of "Community College Journal":
Older is wiser when recruiting new students
As the baby-boom generation nears retirement, community colleges
should prepare for a boom of their own, says Donald R. Read, a
professor in the department of business and information systems
at Bronx Community College of the City University of New York.
"Day classes will start to look more like evening classes, with
many more students who are older, experienced, and motivated,"
"It appears," he continues, "that many people retire, not
because the work is becoming a physical burden or because their
health is failing, but because they have done the same thing for
too long and are simply bored or burned out."
Whether those people return to college to train for new careers
or just for the joy of learning new things, "they will be the
kind of students we love: motivated, world-wise, clear about why
they are in school, learning for pleasure," Mr. Read says.
And while the growth of that population should benefit all kinds
of colleges, many older people are "strongly place-bound by
families, friends, real estate, etc.," he says, so "they are
likely to look to a nearby education solution: the local
The article, "Tapping the Evolving Seniors Market,"
is available online at
(click on "AACC Publications," "Community College Journal," and
"View Select 'Journal' Stories")
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