Monday, August 3, 2009

Rio Part of Initiative Aimed at Adults Returning to College

A consortium of adult-serving colleges and universities, including Rio Salado College has launched a new initiative aimed at adult learners seeking better information in choosing an institution offering degrees through distance education.

The initiative, called Transparency by Design, launches a website that gives adult learners new information to accelerate and better inform their decision making process. The website,, offers adult learners information on program-level learning outcomes, how outcomes are measured and how students performed on these measures. In the next stage, still in development, adult learners will have access to student satisfaction, progress rate, and other data on each member institution participating in the initiative.

For more information about Rio Salado’s participation in Transparency by Design, visit