THEC Adult Learner Webinar Series

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is pleased to announce its Adult Learner Webinar Series, which will engage educators and student services professionals from across Tennessee with innovative steps being taken to improve adult degree attainment and meet the state’s workforce needs. The purpose of these webinars is to help facilitate dialogue about effective ways to serve adult learners. Please join us for this three-part webinar series. Presenters and their topics include:

Roane State’s H2O (Help to Opportunities) Program: Leading Adults in Transition to Success – Monday, July 30th from 10:00 to 11:00 am Central.

Denette Flynn, H20 Project Navigator
Roane State Community College

Dr. Kristi Roberson James, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Roane State Community College

Trevor Stokes,
WIN Learning

The presenters will discuss Roane State’s H20 Program, which seeks to connect adult learners with opportunities in both higher education and the workforce. The presenters will also lead a discussion about the importance of connecting workforce needs with learning among adult learners.

Please visit the following link to participate:

A Framework for Adult Learning – Tuesday, July 31st from 9:00 to 10:00 am Central

Dr. Doyle Brinson, Director of the University School and Assistant Professor
East Tennessee State University

The presenter will lead a discussion with webinar participants on connecting instruction and student services focused on addressing the needs of adult learners.

Please visit the following link to participate:

Addressing Deficiencies in the Use of Technology among Adult Students:  A Foundation for Success – Thursday, August 2nd from 9:30 – 10:30 am Central.

Dr. Michele Wollert, Adult Student Services Counselor
Chattanooga State Community College

Carol Swayze, Director of Experiential Learning
Middle Tennessee State University

The presenters will discuss strategies to improve the technological proficiency of adult learners as a means to support retention and persistence of this student population. 

Please visit the following link to participate:

Instructions for Dialing in to the Webinars 

1) Dial the US/CAN or Int’l Toll number depending upon your location.
•      US/CAN Toll Free: 1-888-757-2790•      Int'l Toll: 1-719-359-9722
2) Enter the participant passcode when prompted:     
Participant Passcode: 159883


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