Adult Baccalaureate Completion in Distance Education

Adult Baccalaureate Degree Completion Distance Education

“Increased postsecondary degree attainment is an essential element in transforming Maine’s individual and collective prosperity. The ABCDE initiative is designed to enhance baccalaureate degree completion by Maine’s adult and non-campus based citizens. Since somewhere between 150,000 and 230,000 of Maine’s citizens have some college but no degree, the ABCDE initiative is designed to increase adult degree completion through innovative programs, enhanced distance education opportunities, improved access and the removal of barriers to success.”
-Dr. Allyson Hughes Handley, Team Leader


Steering Committee Charter

Review Team Roster

  • Bonnie Newsom, UMS Trustee
  • Dr. Allyson Hughes Handley, President, UMA
  • Dr. Linda Schott, President, UMPI
  • Rosa Redonnett, UMS Chief Student Affairs Officer
  • Dr. Monique LaRocque, Executive Director, Professional & Continuing Education, USM
  • Dr. Lucille A. Zeph, Interim Associate Provost & Dean of Lifelong Learning, UM
  • Bonnie Sparks, Director, University College Ellsworth Center

Team Updates and Reports

ABCDE Final Report September 2013

ABCDE Report & Recommendations DRAFT April 2013


ABCDE – General Comments

Team Resources

Non-Traditional No More: Going the Distance in Adult College Completion


Current Schedule

ABCDE Timeline