Full course description

This workshop is designed to cover all the questions you have about prior learning assessment, but were afraid to ask! We will begin by laying a foundation of prior learning assessment by exploring the different opportunities students have to demonstrate their knowledge and learning and the impact PLA has on organizational practices and student success. This will be followed with an interactive discussion about best practices in implementing an effective PLA program within your institution. Participants will engage in case studies that examine principles of organizational change and how a PLA program becomes integral to student learning and success. Using sample documents, scenarios, and institutional examples, participants will work collaboratively to create an action plan and design processes for introducing or expanding PLA options to gain support from key campus constituencies. As a result, participants will be able to build an action plan for executing a prior learning assessment program on their own campuses.

Outcome: Participants will create an action plan and design processes for introducing or expanding PLA options at their institutions to gain support from key campus constituencies and broaden its use across programs.

Audience: Faculty, Advisors (Enrollment and Career), Admissions, Deans, Program Chairs, Registrars

Maximum #: 3 per institution

Time:     September 19, 2017     9 am - 4 pm