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Resources, Additional Reading and Web Sites

Because Web links can change, please visit www.usafunds.org/lifeskills for the most up-to-date list.

Armour, S. (2003, June 13). Classrooms filled with returning adults. USA Today, pp. B1-B2.

Baker, H. K. (1992). Service needs of traditional age and adult graduate students. National Association of Student
Personnel Administrators Journal, 30, 20-29.

Barker, S., Felstehausen, G., Couch, S., & Henry, J. (1997). Orientation programs for older and delayed-entry graduate
students. National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Journal, 35, 57-68.

Frank, F., & Gaye, H. (1997). When life gets in the way. Adult Learning, 8, 244-245.

Fusani, D. (1994). “Extra-class” communication: Frequency, immediacy, self-disclosure, and satisfaction in student-
faculty interaction outside the classroom. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 22, 232-255.

Hybertson, D., Hume, E., Smith, W. A., & Holton, M. A. (1992). Wellness in non-traditional-age students. Journal of
College Student Development, 33, 50-55.

Imel, S. (2001). Adult learners in postsecondary education (Practical Application Brief No. 17). Clearinghouse on
Adult, Career and Vocational Education (ACVE). Available at: www.cete.org/acve/docgen.asp?tbl=pab&ID=107
[2003, March 5].

Kerka, S. (2001). Financial aid for lifelong learning (ERIC Digest no. 224). Clearinghouse on Adult, Career and
Vocational Education (ACVE). Available at: www.cete.org/acve/docgen.asp?tbl=digests&ID=109 [Updated 2003]

Kick, S., Adams, L., & O’Brien-Gonzales, A. (2000). Unique issues of older medical students. Teaching and Learning in
Medicine, 12, 150-155.

Lenz, K. S. (1997). Nontraditional-aged women and the dissertation: A case study approach. New Directions for
Higher Education, 99, 65-74.

National Center for Education Statistics. (2002, July). Student financing of graduate and first-professional education,
1999-2000. Profiles of students in selected degree programs and their use of assistantships. Washington, DC:
U.S. Department of Education. Available at: nces.ed.gov/das/library/nedrc_tables.asp

Pascarella, E. T., & Terenzini, P. T. (1977). Patterns of student-faculty informal interaction beyond the classroom and
voluntary freshman attrition. Journal of Higher Education, 68, 540-552.

Quigley, B. A. (1998). The first three weeks: A critical time for motivation. Focus on Basics.
Available at: www.gse.harvard.edu/~ncsall/fob/1998/quigley.htm

Wonacott, M. E. (2001). Adult students: Recruitment and retention (Practical Application Brief No. 18). Clearinghouse
on Adult, Career and Vocational Education (ACVE). Available at: www.cete.org/acve/docgen.asp?tbl=pab&ID=108
Resources, Additional Reading and Web Sites (continued)

Many schools have reentry-support programs. Check out your own institution’s Web site. Alternatively, take a look
at these sample Web sites:

Armstrong Atlantic State University — www.adult.armstrong.edu/adults.html

Barry University — www.barry.edu/ace/locations/orlando/prospective/factbook/01-introduction.asp

Chapman University — www1.chapman.edu/univcoll/ac/sandiegoarea/cll_information/index.html

Florida State University — www.fsu.edu/gradstudies/orientation/index.shtml

GateWay Community College — www.gwc.maricopa.edu/ss/power

Indiana University — Kokomo — www.iuk.edu/~koadms/adult.shtml

Kansas State University — www.ksu.edu/adult

Purdue University — www.purdue.edu/odos/spanplan

University of Phoenix — www.phoenix.edu

www.cs.umd.edu/~oleary/gradstudy/node5.html A survival guide with recommendations for working and full-


time graduate students.

www.apa.org/monitor/feb03/changing.html Testimonials from many types of graduate students.

adulted.about.com/library/weekly/aa102600b.htm and adulted.about.com About.com has a section for adult


education that contains articles and links to resources for nontraditional students. The first link goes to an
interview with a nontraditional student about some of the difficulties the student faced. The second link is to the
adult-education homepage at about.com.

www.princetonreview.com/medical/research/articles/nontrad/transition.asp Advice for nontraditional medical


students. (Princeton Review)

www.csee.umbc.edu/~mikeg/ntmed University of Maryland, Baltimore County (Dr. Michael Grasso, a professor


of biomedical computing).

adulted.about.com/od/financialaid Financial aid resources for nontraditional students.

www.nagps2.org The National Association for Graduate-Professional Students.

www.asgs.org The Association for Support of Graduate Students.