Education consortia is multi-school partnership
Posted: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 8:01 pm
Dyersburg – “The needs of adult students are different. They approach the whole college experience differently from students who attend fresh out of high school,” said Lloyd “Bubba” Smith, program coordinator for the West Tennessee Consortia for Adult Students, which is funded by the Lumina Foundation.
The consortia was formed to address the needs of adult students. Through the consortia, DSCC, the University of Tennessee at Martin and the TTCs in Jackson, Ripley and Newbern are working together to put in place strategies for removing attendance barriers for adult students.
It has formed an organization called Council for Adult Students Organization (CASO) that offers peer mentoring, tutoring opportunities, and special programs tailored for adult students.
During the short time it has been organized, CASO has held a food drive to assist victims of the spring floods, hosted an orientation seminar for adult students, and provided bottled water for students on the first two days of classes. CASO is making plans to take part in the DSCC Relay for Life effort.
For more information contact Smith at (731) 286-3275.