Scholar

Adult Learners in Higher Education (ALHED) Research Lab

Main topics 

  • Teaching and Learning Strategy

    • Teaching Strategies and Building GRIT (correlation study)  [Mansureh & Ryan]

  • Curriculum

    • Curriculum development on a larger scale [Undergrad practitioners]

  • Student Issues

    • GRIT: An Interactionist Personality Theory Approach, and How to Promote the Development of GRIT (exploratory, qualitative) [Ryan]

  • Faculty Issues

  • Study into why practitioner faculty (not “professional adjunct” faculty) are motivated to teach as associate faculty [Mansureh & Ryan]

Additional Topics

  • Teaching and Learning Strategy

    • TBD
  • Curriculum Development

    • The structure and components of a practitioner doctoral program 
  • Student Issues

    • GRIT: An Interactionist Personality Theory Approach, and How to Promote the Development of GRIT (exploratory, qualitative)
    • Identifying and overcoming technological barriers among adult learners
    • Exploring state of flow for enhancing adult learners’ teaching and learning  
  • Faculty Issues

    • Job satisfaction and AAUP membership (correlation study)
    • Faculty Burnout: Incidence, Indicators and Consequences
    • Faculty Burnout: Systemic and Personal Factors of Resilience and Recovery
    • Joy in the Classroom: How/Where Faculty find Joy and Fulfillment within Higher Education