FLAGSTAFF, AZ: Northern
Arizona University’s (NAU) online degree programs and online competency-based
Personalized Learning degree programs will be featured on the hit morning show
for women, The Balancing Act® airing on
NAU’s Dr. Cori Gordon, Assistant
Clinical Professor of Liberal Arts for Personalized Learning, will discuss with
The Balancing Act® host Julie Moran trends and developments in higher
education relevant to today’s non-traditional student.
Most non-traditional students
are over 25, female, employed and attending school online – and today they make
up 80% of all college students. Going back to school to earn a bachelor’s
degree means a higher salary ($15,500 more a year, according to a recent study)
and greater job security. This has encouraged more adults to return to college
to earn their degree, and many universities have responded by developing a
variety of new approaches to serve the 21st century student.
Dr. Gordon will describe the
different options adult students can pursue to earn their degree online, from
traditional online degrees to up-and-coming online degree models like
competency-based education. These online degree options allow for the
flexibility that non-traditional students need to earn a degree.
The Balancing Act®, a trusted source of information for women since its inception, has
been airing on the Lifetime channel since 2008. The episode featuring NAU’s Cori
Gordon airs on Lifetime on December 16 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) and again on
December 23. The segment will also be available at www.thebalancingact.com and on The Balancing Act® YouTube channel after its initial premier.
View the full broadcast here.