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out a way to reach more of
says Matt. think we have
the luxury of just throwing out
information, hoping they get it and
if they not our problem.
We need to differentiate our
We asked Porter, Matt and
other academics and educators
from around the country to weigh
in on the differences and similarities observed among their
baby boomer, Gen-X and millennial
on how universities
can prepare to meet the shifting
demands of adult learners of all ages.
you see a boomer in a classroom [today], there is the push to be
the says Dawn Meza Soufleris,
associate vice president for student
Ed.D. student in educational leadership with an emphasis on
technology, University of Montana, Missoula
YOU FALL IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR
COHORT, AGE WISE. WHAT IS THE
BENEFIT OF HAVING BOTH OLDER
AND YOUNGER COLLEAGUES?
All the students at this level are of high
caliber and bring value to the program.
Younger students can be seen as full
of energy and willing to work harder,
but the older [ones] are wiser and
have an advantage because of their
WHAT CHALLENGES COME WITH
A friend of mine shared with me that
it was hard for him to time to
meet with his group, which consisted
of students who came from different
backgrounds. A younger student was
not able to take time off in order to
meet [during the week] and the older
student could not meet on weekends
because she resided out of town.
HOW WELL DO YOU FEEL YOUR
FACULTY HANDLE TEACHING
ACROSS MULTIPLE GENERATIONS?
I believe that the faculty do an
excellent job teaching across
generations. The fact that they
are all well organized, prepared,
professional, knowledgeable and
very passionate about the of
education leadership makes a big
difference in bridging the gap that may
exist between generations.
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