Mountaintop Educator Presents At Conference
Richard Akers

Three members of the Misericordia University Center for Adult and Continuing Education recently made the presentation, “Four Core Principles for Accelerated and Online Learning,’’ at the 8th annual Lehigh Valley Association of Independent Colleges Conference in Allentown, Pa.

Richard Akers, M. A., M. Ed., student services coordinator; Paul Nardone, M. S., faculty services and assessment coordinator, and Johnna Evans, B. A., Expressway student services coordinator, collaborated on the presentation. It outlined the core principles –standardized course modules, clearly defined work expectations, common assessments, and alternative instructional equivalencies –of the Center for Adult and Continuing Education and its novel Expressway Program. The center provides rigorous academic programs in accelerated, evening, weekend and online formats.

The Expressway Program offers adult students the opportunity to earn their bachelor’s degree as a part-time student in as little as two-and-a-half years. Expressway classes are offered online and at convenient locations in Nanticoke and Scranton with shortened sessions to fit into a busy work and family schedule.

Students in the Expressway Program can choose from majors and programs in business, health care, behavioral sciences, and government, law, and national security.