Adult Learner Programs
Lifelong Learning Center
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Rd
MD 0502-ST-Bldg.5-Rm. 261
Main Telephone: 770-423-6701
Main Fax: 770-423-6772
Lifelong Learning Center Services
Facility Services: A Community Promoting Lifelong Learning
The Lifelong Learning Center (LLC) serves as a resource center for adult learners, nontraditional, and commuter students. The LLC seeks to enhance the university experience by providing programs and services specifically designed for students returning to college or starting college later in life. The LLC began operation January 1987 and continues to provide quality and innovative services to students. Facility services includes help desk, ITS Computer Lab, kitchenette and lounge area, free coffee and tea, free local phone and fax, wireless internet access, HDTV with cable, and study and networking area. The LLC is open to all KSU students, faculty, and staff and serves as a meeting place for students of all ages, ethnicities, backgrounds, and lifestyles.
Follow the Evolution of the Lifelong Learning Center over 25 Years
The Lifelong Learning Center opened January 1987The late 1980's location of the Lifelong Learning Center started out with a few tables and chairs.
The Center during the 90'sEventually, the Center grew to acquire more furniture and produce more services.
Students studying for class, 1996Students used the facility throughout the nineties to study for class.
The move to the third and current locationDuring the early 2000's the LLC moved to the currently location.
The move to the third and current locationThis room provided the much needed space to serve the population.
Typical busy day at the LLC, Summer 2009From 2006-2009, the Center saw a record amount of users.
Installation of 5 tutor stations, 2011-2012 Academic YearALP Tutoring Program exploded with over 2,700 appointments for the year.
Fall 2011 had record number of student visits to the LLCThe LLC has become a popular service for nontraditional students.
The Center reached over 24,000 visits during the 2011-2012 Academic YearThe LLC has become a multifaceted resource center.
Academic Support: Promoting Retention, Progression, and Graduation
First Year Seminar for Adult Learners: This course is taught by R. Todd Powell, Assistant Director of Adult Learner Programs. In Mr. Powellâ€™s course, students are taught college survival skills, and they are challenged to think critically, develop reasoning abilities, and express themselves in both oral and written forms.
Academic Tutoring Services and Resources: A popular service that the Lifelong Learning Center provides is one-on-one and online academic tutoring primarily in math courses. KSU students receive a 50 minute appointment with a tutor. Adult Learner Programs offers tutoring in additional subjects including accounting, economics, biology, chemistry, statistics, GRE Prep, and GACE Prep. Last year, we had over 2,700 tutoring appointments.
Financial Supplement Programs
ALP Book Subsidy Lottery Program (15 Awards each Fall and Spring): Adult Learner Programs established the Book Subsidy Lottery Program in the Fall of 2009 to assist KSU nontraditional students offset a portion of the cost of textbooks and supplies. The Lottery Program is designed for nontraditional, commuter students enrolled at least part time at KSU and who exhibit financial need.
ALP Childcare Subsidy Lottery Program (15 Awards Annually): The Adult Learner Programs Childcare Subsidy Lottery Program was established to help KSU student parents offset a portion of childcare costs while attending college. The Childcare Subsidy Lottery is open to all currently enrolled Kennesaw State University students in good academic standing who are parents of a childcare-aged individual.