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ERIC Number: ED101772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 65
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The Structure and Financing of a Program to Assess Experiential Learning.
Kray, Eugene J.
In its efforts to develop an external degree program designed primarily for full-time working adults, Delaware County Community College conducted a study to determine methods of developing policies, regulations, and procedures to assess experiential learning, and to find out what office of the College should administer this program and how it should be financed. 150 questionnaires were distributed to institutional representatives of the Cooperative Assessment of Experiential Learning (CAEL), Princeton, N. J., asking for information on structure, current practices, and finance. It was concluded that the practice of awarding experiential learning credit is most often housed in the office of the Dean of Instruction with the faculty making most of the evaluating decisions based on documentation, interviews, letters of testimony, job descriptions, and examinations. The criteria against which to measure a person's experiential learning were competencies, courses, and general background of individuals in a wide range of curricula. The maximum credits that could be awarded showed no specific pattern and ranged from three to no limit. Most institutions received neither state nor local funds for this process and 46 percent charged no fees to students. Of those institutions charging fees, most felt that they were equitable. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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