President Speaks: Let’s stop talking about ‘non-traditional students’
I would like to correct a significant misnomer in academia. The phrase "non-traditional student" is often used to describe older students, those working full-time and those juggling parenting responsibilities. College marketing materials, as well as depictions in movies, TV and newspapers, conjure up images of energetic 18-year-olds swinging backpacks as they stride through ivy-covered archways into great halls of learning.
Originally published: November 19, 2018
Author: Alan Kadish
Institution: Touro College and University System
Published by: Higher Ed Dive