swirling
 n.— «The notion of the “traditional student” is harder to define. More and more students are in what we call “learning swirl”—swirling in and out of multiple learning experiences throughout their life. They may come through a primary cycle of education, but then they continually return to upgrade, retool, refresh in formal credit and in noncredit formats. Indeed, in many community colleges fully ¼ of the students in the allied health or IT programs already has a bachelors degree or higher!» —“Crunch Time at Community Colleges” by Mark David Milliron Chronicle of Higher Education Apr. 29, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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