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Results of alumni lifelong learning survey

 

You may recall getting e-mails from us in November, asking you to participate in a survey about alumni lifelong learning and professional development programs. We would like to thank the nearly 2,000 alumni who participated in the study. 

Feedback obtained will help the Alumni Association and Continuing Education and Outreach develop meaningful programs for Binghamton University graduates. Here are some of the major findings:

  • More than half of the alumni who completed the survey said they have a strong interest in programs about financial planning and preparing for retirement.
  • Alumni also showed a strong interest in programs on emerging technology, re-careering and interview skills.
  • About 75 percent of respondents said instructors for lifelong learning programs need to be experts on the subject matter, and affiliation with the University (as a graduate or faculty member) isn't absolutely necessary.
  • Alumni preferred web-based programming to in-person instruction. A short learning module lasting for several weeks was the most desired learning format.
Over the next year, we will continue to analyze the survey feedback. As our lifelong learning programs take shape, we'll share progress with you in this e-newsletter and on the Alumni Association website.
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Last Updated: 11/12/13