"Universities have failed to look at the demographics of their graduate students," says Carol Ann Baily, director of Off-Campus Student Services at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
"That's because they would have to do something about it."Baily has given the issue a lot of thought: She's the former chair of the National Academic Advising Association's Advising Adult Learners Commission.
Too often, she
says, support services are structured for young adults,full-time students whose lives revolve around campus.