Student Spotlight: Keith Whitcomb


Keith Whitcomb is a recent graduate of K-State with a M.S. in Adult and Continuing Education and graduate certificate in Leadership Dynamics. As the focus of a recent “student spotlight” article published in the May 2017 edition of G.I. Jobs magazine, he speaks to the impact of the program for him. “In addition to having a credential in leadership, this program has given me a deeper understanding of current and leading theories in leadership, emotional intelligence and the importance of “soft skills” within an organization, which really end up being the most critical – regardless of organization.” We are proud to have Keith as an alumnus of this program and grateful for his service to our country.

Click the link below to download a pdf of the article.

Whitcomb – GI Jobs Article

Learning While Serving (2017, May) G.I. Jobs,

Fall 2016 Online Classes

EDACE 865: Principles of Workplace Learning
Instructor: Dr. W. Frank Spikes
Dates: 8/22/16 – 10/14/16
KSIS: 17307
This course provides an overview of various aspects of workplace learning initiatives as found in the related professional literature and from various practice-related venues. Major topics include evolution of the process of workplace learning and the profession of training; assessing and analyzing workplace learning needs; designing and delivering workplace learning programs; and measuring and evaluating the impact of workplace learning initiatives.

EDACE 765: Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
Instructor: Dr. Haijun Kang
Dates: 8/22/16 – 10/14/16
KSIS: 17306
This course includes an in-depth study of methods for integrating innovative technologies into the curriculum for adult learners. With an in depth understanding of adult learners, students will analyze learning theories and appropriate technologies for relevance, effectiveness, and alignment with course curriculum.

*EDACE 780: Introduction to Adult Education
Instructor: Dr. Judy Favor
Dates: 10/17/16 – 12/09/16
KSIS: 17398
This is a foundation course that acquaints the student with the diverse and evolving field of adult education. It provides a systematic base for further studies in adult education.   The broad purpose of this course is to have students explore the scope and significance of the field and its contributions to present-day learning in society. The student should leave this course with the beginning perspective of how adult education emerged, how it is presently changing, and how it interrelates with other fields and disciplines.

EDACE 880: Significant Literature
Instructor: Dr. Susan Yelich Biniecki
Dates: 10/17/16 – 12/9/16
KSIS: 17315
In this seminar course, participants will interpret and critique significant literature of adult education from current and historic perspectives. Particular attention will be given to analyzing major philosophical frameworks within adult education. Based on individual or research interests, each participant will construct an adult education proposal or paper for a conference or journal.

*EDACE 847: Adult Learning and Motivation
Instructor: Dr. John Persyn
Dates: 10/17/16 – 12/9/16
KSIS: 17337
This course is an overview of significant learning and motivational theories and the educational implications for adult educators. Students will develop an awareness of what learning is and how it occurs, examine current and developing concepts on learning and motivation, and explore how adult learning is influenced by factors such as gender, race, and socioeconomic class.

*required courses for the Master’s degree