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Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2022
Today's learners demand a new, agile model for education. They need options that are more accessible, flexible, and clearly aligned to careers. And to deliver on that, higher education has to break out of time-bound programs--15-credit hour semesters, two-year and four-year degrees--and concepts of learning that are strictly tied to traditional…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Prior Learning, Recognition (Achievement), College Credits
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Framularo, Charles – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2022
Previous research has shown that when adult students receive credit for their prior learning (CPL), they are more likely to complete credentials while saving time and money doing so. In addition, colleges and universities can also benefit from CPL: adult students who earn credit through CPL are more likely to persist toward completion, and so they…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Prior Learning, College Credits, Recognition (Achievement)
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2021
The availability of affordable and high-quality child care has long been an issue for the workforce. The escalation of this challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic brought needed attention and federal funding to support the child care industry and working parents. While such financial support is critical, the early childhood education (ECE)…
Descriptors: Models, Career Pathways, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Bransberger, Peace; Lane, Patrick – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2021
Previous research from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) found that prior learning assessment/credit for prior learning (PLA/CPL) 1 has a positive effect on adult student credential completion--an effect that was evident for every student subgroup analyzed in a…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Prior Learning
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2021
The Latino population in the United States is large and growing. As a whole, however, it has been challenged with inequitable educational attainment rates compared to other groups, meriting the attention of public agencies, postsecondary institutions, and advocates. Latino economic and career success -- and the success of our overall economy --…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Hispanic American Students, Adult Education, Graduation Rate
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Taylor, Jason; Bishop, Carianne; Bransberger, Peace; Lane, Patrick; Leibrandt, Sarah – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2020
For more than 50 years, colleges and universities have used a range of different methods to award college credit for learning that takes place outside of the classroom--particularly learning from work, life, and military experiences. These methods--often called prior learning assessment (PLA) or credit for prior learning (CPL)--value the learning…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, College Credits, Adult Students
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Taylor, Jason; Bishop, Carianne; Bransberger, Peace; Lane, Patrick; Leibrandt, Sarah – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2020
Adult students--whether just starting college or returning after stopping or dropping out--often have significant college-level learning they have acquired outside of academia. Postsecondary institutions have the option to evaluate that learning for the purpose of awarding credit or otherwise recognizing the learning so that it can count toward a…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, College Credits, Adult Students
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Taylor, Jason; Bishop, Carianne; Bransberger, Peace; Lane, Patrick; Leibrandt, Sarah – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2020
This report describes the adult student's experience with prior learning assessment (PLA) using student record data from 72 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States, primarily focusing on the data from 69 of those institutions based on the more detailed data provided by those institutions to the study. Researchers from the…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, Adult Students, Student Records
Lang, Dawn – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2020
Bringing together industry, workforce organizations, postsecondary institutions and working adults can solidify pathways to sustainable employment and regional economic growth. Expanding awareness of--and access to--potential career pathways happens when people connect with the education and training that prepare them for in-demand roles. When the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Adult Education, School Business Relationship, Postsecondary Education
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2020
KC Scholars is a 501(c)(3) organization working to increase postsecondary education attainment in the greater Kansas City metropolitan region. Its Adult Learner program covers adult residents in the Kansas City region with some college but no degree, and adults with associate degrees who want to earn a bachelor's degree. This brief report…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Educational Attainment
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Taylor, Jason; Bishop, Carianne; Bransberger, Peace; Lane, Patrick; Leibrandt, Sarah – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2020
For more than 50 years, colleges and universities have used a range of different methods to award college credit for learning that takes place outside of the classroom--particularly learning from work, life, and military experiences. These methods--often called prior learning assessment (PLA) or credit for prior learning (CPL)--value the learning…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, College Credits, Adult Students
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Taylor, Jason; Bishop, Carianne; Bransberger, Peace; Lane, Patrick; Leibrandt, Sarah – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2020
This report describes the adult student's experience with prior learning assessment (PLA) using student record data from 72 degree-granting postsecondary institutions in the United States, primarily focusing on the data from 69 of those institutions based on the more detailed data provided by those institutions to the study. Researchers from the…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Student Evaluation, Adult Students, Student Records
Glancey, Kathleen – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2018
The adult learner is often defined by age (25 years or older) as an easy way to distinguish this group from students who head to college straight out of high school. But age is insufficient as a defining factor. The growing popularity of other terms like nontraditional student--and more recently, terms like post-traditional student or today's…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Nontraditional Students, Data Use, Program Effectiveness
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2018
Within the next few years the majority of jobs in the U.S. will require some type of postsecondary credential. However, less than half of adults in this country currently possess a credential beyond high school. Though they may not have a college degree to show for it, most adults have likely gained significant and valuable learning through their…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Prior Learning, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship
Hudson, Sean; Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2018
Colleges and universities are recognizing the need to reimagine their approach to career services support. The old career services model is a reactive one, with career centers that students can seek out if they want to and with services typically including assistance with job searches, resume review, and interview preparation. Today, students face…
Descriptors: College Students, Adult Students, Career Counseling, Colleges
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