Places of Community for Adults

  • Patricia Murrell Memphis State University
  • Todd Davis Memphis State University
Keywords: Higher Education, Adult Learners


Metropolitan universities have a unique opportunity to contribute to the growth and development of adult learners if universities adapt their purpose, policies, and processes so as to be responsive to the needs of these students. The article summarizes a portion of the substantial body of research and theory that can help universities to adapt, and indicates some of the conclusions that can be drawn with regard to institutional characteristics.