ERIC Number: ED179172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines for IUSB Faculty Regarding Evaluation of Prior Learning Portfolios. Draft.
Evaluation of prior learning for college credit towards a general studies degree is discussed in this handbook for faculty evaluators. It is suggested that the major responsibility of the evaluator is to determine if prior learning is college level and how many credits should be awarded. Credit toward the general studies degree is awarded only for baccalaureate-level learning and not for strictly vocational learning. The awarding of general credit under this program often designates that the learning is college level but does not fit traditional courses. Methods used by Adelphi College to determine the number of credits to be awarded are presented as guidelines for evaluators. General credit can be awarded for either lower or upper division. A description of vocations, lower division baccalaureate/associate degree, upper division baccalaureate, and graduate level work is included. The evaluator is free to use any means appropriate to determine if the prior knowledge is the proper quality and at a certain level of achievement. The process requires that faculty include a brief description of the evaluation procedures and criteria used. A series of sample guidelines for computing transfer credits, and copies of an evaluation form and a faculty utilization request are also included. (SF)
Descriptors: College Credits, College Faculty, Equivalency Tests, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluators, Experiential Learning, External Degree Programs, General Education, Higher Education, Nontraditional Education, Nontraditional Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Prior Learning, Special Degree Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend.