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For immediate release: Saturday, November 17, 2012

Press Release

PENSIERO PRESS WINS AWARD

November 17 2012, Las Vegas, NV— Mainstream & Independent Titles Score
Top Honors in the
9th Annual USA Best Book Awards

The Consumer Learner: Award-Winner in the 'Education/Academic: Teaching'
category of The 2012 USA Best Book Awards, sponsored by USA Book News"

Congratulations co-authors: Dr. Gillian Silver and Dr. Cheryl Lentz!

Additional details may be found here
http://www.usabooknews.com/2013usabestbookawards/2012usabestbookawards.html

The Consumer Learner: Emergence and Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality
in Post-Secondary Education

Pensiero Press.

Retail: $24.95 ISBN 978-0982874042

Follow the authors on the web:

Website: http://www.consumerlearner.com

Blog: http:www.consumerlearner.com/wordpress/

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Last edited: Saturday, November 17, 2012


For immediate release: Thursday, May 17, 2012

Press Release

PENSIERO PRESS WINS FINALIST AWARD

May 12, 2012, Las Vegas, NV—The Consumer Learner has been named a Finalist in the Education/Academic category of the

2012 Next Generational Indie Book Awards!

Please see details: http://www.IndieBookAwards.com

Congratulations co-authors: Dr. Gillian Silver and Dr. Cheryl Lentz!

Additionally, this book will be listed as a Finalist in the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards catalog which will be distributed at Book Expo America (“BEA”) in New York later this month.

Once again congratulations from all of us at Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

Catherine Goulet Shelley Anderson
Awards Chair Awards Co-ordinator
www.IndieBookAwards.com www.IBPPG.com

EDUCATION/ACADEMIC
WINNER:
Many Genres One Craft: Lessons in Writing Popular Fiction, by Michael A. Arnzen and Heidi Ruby Miller (Headline Books, Inc.)

FINALISTS:
Bullying Epidemic: Not Just Child's Play, by Lorna Blumen (Camberley Press Ltd.)
Highlighting Homeschooling: Empowering Parents and Inspiring Children, by Bethany M. Gardiner, MD (Sticky Tape Press)
TeenCoder: Windows Programming, by Homeschool Programming, Inc. (Homeschool Programming, Inc.)
The Consumer Learner: Emerging Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education, by Dr. Gillian Silver and Dr. Cheryl Lentz (The Pensiero Press)

Join authors at their Book Signing Event at Barnes and Noble in Las Vegas, July 14th, 2012, 1 pm

http://store-locator.barnesandnoble.com/event/3390473

This award-winning book provides a distinctive approach to the transformation of higher education culture within the U.S. Are professors teachers or customer service agents? Join the national dialogue.

The Consumer Learner: Emergence and Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education

Pensiero Press.

Retail: $24.95 ISBN 978-0982874042

Follow the authors on the web:

Website: http://www.consumerlearner.com

Blog: http:www.consumerlearner.com/wordpress/

Last edited: Thursday, May 17, 2012


For immediate release: Tuesday, January 17, 2012

CONSUMER LEARNER AUTHORS ADDRESS COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN NEVADA FACULTY AND ADMINISTRATORS

January 19, 2012, Las Vegas, NV—Dr. Gillian Silver and Dr. Cheryl Lentz were recently invited to present the consumer learner construct to educators assembled at the Spring Convocation at the College of Southern Nevada. The audience consisted of faculty and administrators of the institution, which is commonly recognized as one of the largest college systems in the United States.

Silver and Lentz spoke about the student-educator relationship, and the evolving view of the adult learner. Additionally, they focused on the pressing need to recognize the higher education process as a “portable product” that functions as a “commodity” in the aggressive marketplace of modern industry. Highlighted content was shared from the 2012 work, The Consumer Learner: Emergence and Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education.

Follow the authors on the web:

Website: http://www.consumerlearner.com

Blog: http:www.consumerlearner.com/wordpress/

Pensiero Press is an imprint of The Lentz Leadership Institute with the purpose of advancing topics important to post secondary education. The organization’s books are available in hard cover, paperback, as well as Kindle, Sony e-Reader, Nook, and in various e-Reader formats. Follow Pensiero Press at http://www.lentzleadership.com to stay on the cutting edge of ground breaking discoveries in the field of education.

Last edited: Tuesday, January 17, 2012


For immediate release: Saturday, January 14, 2012

Introducing The Consumer Learner


Anyone who has entered a college classroom in the last five years has recognized a clear transformation in the context of higher education. A dynamic revolution in practice and delivery is underway, and the implications of multi-faceted change are ripe for analysis.

Administrators are increasingly charged with revenue production and institutional leadership. Faculty are experimenting with new andragogical models and advances in interactive technology. Students are embracing new modalities, as they strive to make curriculum immediately transferrable into industry. The Consumer Learner: Emergence and Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education examines the new reality and emerging patterns shaping the experiences of these three diverse, yet interconnected, constituencies.

This book provides a distinctive approach to the transformation of the higher education culture within the United States. Authors Dr. Gillian Silver and Dr. Cheryl Lentz, noted content experts, professors and curriculum/program developers, explain the contents will initiate an intensive dialogue about the implications and impacts on administrative structure, faculty practice, and learner outcomes.

Three population segments within the educational spectrum-each with their own compelling vantage point-are considered:
  • Administrators who strive to create a cost recovery model for private and public education systems that are undergoing a complex transition in product creation, delivery and experience
  • Full and part-time faculty who are struggling to bring pertinent content to learners displaced by the economy who are eager for self-development, and often times, impatient with the perceived complexities of the educational system
  • Students who want immediately transferable content that enhances employment opportunity and stability, and the self-confidence benefits of tackling an ambitious goal of degree completion.

Drawing on the common mission of preparing adults for success, the content acknowledges there is a level of bias and incongruency present in all three frames. Essentially, no one element of the educational triad can independently address the opportunities without consideration of the other partners' perspectives," says Dr. Silver. Dr. Lentz continues, explaining "This is a frank, encompassing work which has the capacity to ignite a national dialogue. We think the review will give voice to the significance of this evolving environment. The voices of experience leading this change will emerge."

The Consumer Learner: Emergence and Expectations of a Customer Service Mentality in Post-Secondary Education will be issued by Pensiero Press, a division of the The Lentz Leadership Institute in Summer 2011. Preorders are available from our website at the pre publication price of $16.95 for the first release in hardcover. Retail: $24.95.

Follow the authors on the web:

Pensiero Press is an imprint of The Lentz Leadership Institute with the purpose of advancing topics important to post secondary education. The organization's books are available in hard cover, paperback, as well as Kindle, Sony e-Reader, Nook, and in various e-Reader formats. Follow Pensiero Press at http://www.lentzleadership.com to stay on the cutting edge of ground breaking discoveries in the field of education.

Last edited: Saturday, January 14, 2012