Document Type



Extensive research and experiences have been conducted in to the processes necessary for moving a university or college toward a lifelong learning orientation. These ideas are presented here for consideration and assistance for these who wish to implement and test the ideas in new and different contexts. This paper focuses on the following elements: A definition of lifelong learning; Criteria producing a solution to today's lifelong learning issues, Faculty development of good practice oriented toward understanding and helping adults learn; Domains for planning and implementing a successful lifelong learning institution; Understanding developments that will change the environment in which lifelong adult learning will take place, and The experience of adult learning innovation over the last generation and some of its important contributions to this rapidly changing environment.

Publication Date

October 2000

Publication Title

Beijing Adult Education Association, Division of Lifelong Learning Caritas Adult and Higher Education Service