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Adults have different needs and expectations than “traditional” students who are enrolling right after high school.
Join us May 18-19, 2020 for the Adult Learner Institute.

Learn from experts and each other how to best serve adult learners. Explore proven methods to increase access, facilitate success, and remove barriers to your students achieving their goals!


Registration will reopen once we finalize the format of the institute. Registration will be FREE as we will no longer be providing meals. If you already registered and paid, your refund is on its way.


Coming soon…


Planning Committee Members:

  • Brenda Lyseng, Title III Grant Project Director
  • Monica Ibarra, Title III Grant Coordinator
  • Aria Kronebusch, Title III Grant Coordinator
  • Marie Lindloff, Title III Graduate Assistant
  • Kendrah Pearson, IHCC/DCTC Credit for Prior Learning Director
  • Jan Austad, Associate Dean of Career Programs, IHCC
  • Mary Beth Lakin, CPLAN Director, Metropolitan State University
  • Jess Lee Niebuhr, Senior Manager for Strategic Partnerships and “All Learning Counts” Director, Minnesota State
  • Shelly Auldrich, MN Reconnect Program Manager, Minnesota State
  • Eva Scates-Winston, Career and Technical Education Equity Specialist, Minnesota State


We want to acknowledge the various partners that are making the Adult Learner Institute possible:

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Title III Grant: Adult Learners: Service, Success and Growth

Lumina Grant: All Learning Counts

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MN Reconnect

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MinnState Career and Technical Education

Minnesota State Credit for Prior Learning Assessment Network
CPLAN = Credit for Prior Learning Assessment Network