2017 AAACE Malcom Knowles Award
Monday, November 13, 2017
Malcolm Knowles Award
for Outstanding Adult Education Program Leadership
Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences
in the Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS), College of Applied Arts, Texas State University
Carrie J. Boden and Catherine A. Cherrstrom
Texas State University’s Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) program recently won the prestigious Malcolm Knowles Award for outstanding adult education program leadership.
The BAAS degree is one of several programs in the Department of Occupational, Workforce, and Leadership Studies (OWLS) in the College of Applied Arts. This program provides a pathway for post-traditional students to earn a college degree, including earning credits for knowledge and skills gained outside the classroom through prior learning assessment (PLA).
Malcolm Knowles popularized andragogy, the art and science of helping adults learn, in the Unites States and throughout the world.
The American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) sponsors the award, and Dr. Carrie J. Boden and Dr. Catherine A. Cherrstrom, members, accepted the award on behalf of the program.
About the Malcolm Knowles Award for Outstanding Adult Education Program Leadership
Malcolm Knowles has been a major influence in the practice of adult and continuing education. In his name, this award recognizes teams or individuals for outstanding leadership to programs, in accordance with andragogical processes, that demonstrate particular effectiveness, relevancy, creativity, immediacy, institutional cooperation or collaboration and legislative impact.