The SAGE material and information are designed to provide faculty members, staff and administrators in higher education (and others working with adult learners) with updated research on strategies to increase student achievement and retention and better prepare students for a changing workforce.
In addition to identifying the most supportive and important teaching behaviors, SAGE includes techniques for self-discovery and assessment and addresses barriers to success related to content and the learning environment.
This material does the following:
1) explores the need for a more diverse and interactive learning and work environment for higher education students and other adult learners, especially females and males from diverse ethnic backgrounds which have been traditionally underserved and/or reentering education and training for the workforce;
2) examines why today's adult learners continue to switch majors, leave school or avoid certain classes or career pathways;
3) identifies and discusses proven strategies that have resulted in increased achievement and retention of learners in school and in their majors.
"...Faculty and staff are critical to the achievement and retention of all students, especially women and men from diverse backgrounds, and equitable approaches are key to successful changes in pedagogy, curriculum and campus climate issues.
Institutions must provide faculty and staff with appropriate training to meet the needs of increasingly diverse campuses and work environments and to teach new scholarship about diversity in the US and around the world..."