Course Information
Adult Learners

Course Description
Development and administration of programs in family and consumer sciences. Emphasis on professional development, career redirection, and lifelong learning.

Barbara Allison
Office: 806-834-4702
Fax: 806-742-1849

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Planning programs for adult learners: A practical guide for educators, trainers,and staff developers
Caffarella, R.S.
Edition: 2nd Edition
ISBN: 978-0787952259
Publisher: San Francisco: Jossey-Bass

The Adult Learner
Knowles, M. S., Holton, E. F., & Swanson, R.A.
Edition: 7th Edition
ISBN: 978-1856178112
Publisher: Burlington, MA: Elsevier.

Course Access
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at Texas Tech University, the TTU campus coordinator, Tristin Campbell, will email instructions to each student enrolled in the courses taught by Texas Tech. This e-mail will contain information regarding the set up of their eRaider access through the campus IT Help Central department. Students will need to identify themselves as a GPIDEA/AGIDEA student to IT Help personnel for proper guidance. The e-mail will also include information about accessing the Texas Tech Blackboard system for their courses. Courses will be available on the first day of class, but may not be available prior to that date.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.


*Note: It is critical that the students purchase the correct edition and year of the books as assignments will come directly from specific pages.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Ana Treptow headshotIn addition to professional development and advancement, this program challenges and promotes my personal growth as I gain skills and understanding appli More »

– – Ana Treptow, Family and Community Services Student,