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ERIC Number: ED557068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Credit for Prior Learning Practices: Results of the AACRAO December 2014 60 Second Survey
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
The American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) initiated a series of surveys designed to capture member institutional practice snapshots in 60 seconds or less. The December 2014 "AACRAO 60 Second Survey" asked respondents to indicate their institutions' credit for prior learning practices (CPL). To help frame the focus of this survey, respondents were provided the following Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) definition for prior learning assessment " . . . the process of earning college credit for college-level learning acquired from other sources, such as work experience, professional training, military training, or open source learning from the web." The total number of institutions that responded to the survey were 966, representing 19 countries, commonwealths or territories, all 50 states plus DC, and 7 Canadian provinces, as well as a variety of institutional types and control. The survey served to capture a quick snapshot of institutional CPL practices, however it was learned that CPL practices vary widely, are not often eligible for financial aid, and are not often counted as institutional credit. The open-ended responses highlight the complexity around CPL practices and the influence of faculty preference on those practices. The following are appended: (1) Survey Instrument; (2) Count of Respondent by Country, Commonwealth, or Territory and State or Province, if applicable; (3) Count of Respondent by Institution Type and Control; (4) CPL Assessment Type by Institutional Type; (5) CPL Assessment Type by Institution Control; (6) Sample Responses to "Other" types of CPL; (7) Sample of Additional Comments About CPL Practices; and (8) Sample of Reasons Why Institutions are not Considering Awarding CPL.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
Identifiers - Location: Armenia; Canada; China; Cote d'Ivoire; France; Greece; Guam; Italy; Jamaica; Lebanon; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; Qatar; Singapore; South Korea; Trinidad and Tobago; United Arab Emirates; United States