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Regional branch campuses have long been the providers of access and a more affordable education for the non-traditional student. These students, typically defined as 26 years of age or older, come from different backgrounds or experiences, including displaced workers, military, former homemakers or individuals who desire additional education to change career fields. Many of the older regional and branch campuses were specifically founded to serve this population of students, particularly war veterans. While campuses have a historical experience in serving non-traditional students, today’s “non-traditionals” are different than the past. Many have previous educational and work experiences which have provided them with more advanced and specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities. Veterans, for example, have different expectations and organizations setting criteria, expectations and standards for “military-friendly institutions.”
This conference seeks to identify the recruitment strategies, needs, expectations, academic programming, curricular designs, delivery methods, support systems, and best practices in non-traditional student education to meet the current and future demand for non-traditional students.
The conference is specifically intended for leaders of a branch campus that function as a chief academic and administrative officer for that site that typically have the title of Campus President, Provost, Dean, Associate Dean, Campus Director. The conference encourages attendance by those in leadership roles aspiring to higher levels of leadership in branch campus administration. It is a conference presented by senior leadership for leadership.
The 2015 conference will be held at the Longboat Key Club and Resort in Longboat Key, Florida (See Google Map). Additional information about the resort and on making reservations at the RBCA rate can be found on our Resort Reservations page.
RBCA is sponsored by Ohio University's Office of Regional Higher Education.