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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
Plumlee, Tucker; Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2017
In 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor invited postsecondary institutions to participate in an experiment to learn how federal financial aid might be used to cover the costs of prior learning assessment (PLA). PLA is the process of evaluating a student's prior workplace and experiential learning for academic credit. While the experiment is still…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Success, Federal Aid, Experiential Learning
Plumlee, Tucker – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2016
This report examines the competency-based education (CBE) efforts of the 21 Jumpstart participants and their varied journeys in developing CBE programs: the unique decisions they have made around their developing programs; the challenges that have delayed some programs or prevented others from moving to implementation; and lessons from these…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Programs, Program Descriptions, Barriers
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Glancey, Kathleen – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2015
This case study is part of a series on newer competency-based degree programs that have been emerging in recent years. In January 2014, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), South Texas College (STC), and Texas A&M University-Commerce (A&M Commerce) launched the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Program, the state's first…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Study, Bachelors Degrees, Case Studies
Tate, Pamela; Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2015
Competency-based education (CBE) is the hot new thing in higher education. While forms of CBE have been around since the 1970s, there has been a surge of interest in CBE, with more than 600 postsecondary institutions now reporting that they are either offering competency-based degree programs or are planning to do so. Similarly, institutional…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Prior Learning, Higher Education, Program Descriptions
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Olson, Richard – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
Many Latinos come to higher education as adults. One degree completion strategy that is particularly suited to adult students in higher education is prior learning assessment (PLA). PLA provides opportunities to evaluate a student's learning from work or life experience for the purpose of awarding college credit. For students whose…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Prior Learning, Experiential Learning, Adult Students
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Olson, Richard – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
Many Latinos come to higher education as adults. One degree completion strategy that is particularly suited to adult students in higher education is prior learning assessment (PLA). PLA provides opportunities to evaluate a student's learning from work or life experience for the purpose of awarding college credit. For students whose…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Hispanic American Students, College Credits
Olson, Richard; Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
Many are accustomed to the idea that we learn at school and that a college education is acquired in college classrooms. In reality, however, learning takes place in all aspects of a person's life--through military experience, raising a family, volunteering, and, perhaps most significantly, in the workplace. Learning that occurs in the workplace…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Workplace Learning, Employers, Informal Education
Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
National efforts to address the degree completion goals of the country cannot succeed without focusing on strategies to improve the educational attainment of Latinos. Latinos are the nation's second largest racial or ethnic group, and growing. Compared to other racial/ethnic populations, however, Latinos have lower rates of educational attainment…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, College Students, Higher Education, Prior Learning
Bamford-Rees, Diana, Ed.; Doyle, Beth, Ed.; Klein-Collins, Becky, Ed.; Wertheim, Judith, Ed. – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
The Council for Adult and Experiential Learning's (CAEL's) 40th anniversary year provided an opportunity for the "Forum and News" to examine the world of the adult learner from multiple perspectives and to invite CAEL friends and supporters to reflect on the evolution of the field and of CAEL as an organization. This publication presents…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Experiential Learning, Prior Learning, Nonprofit Organizations
Olson, Richard; Klein-Collins, Rebecca – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
Adults who pursue postsecondary education often bring with them considerable college-level learning that they acquired from their work, military, or life experience. Through prior learning assessment (PLA), they may be able to have this learning evaluated for college credit. One form of PLA is individualized assessment, in which students prepare a…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Portfolios (Background Materials), Portfolio Assessment, Evaluation Methods
Klein-Collins, Rebecca; Olson, Rick – Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in competency-based degree programs at the postsecondary level. These programs are promising for the future of higher education because they establish clear expectations for what graduates must know and be able to do, and many models have been designed to allow students to learn and earn a degree…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Outcomes of Education, Competency Based Education, Educational Needs
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
Prior learning assessment (PLA) is the term used for the various ways in which higher education institutions and other organizations assess an individual's learning for the purposes of granting college credit, certification, or advanced standing in a postsecondary education program. In recent years, there has been growing interest in PLA from…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, School Policy
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2014
Active service members and veterans are pursuing postsecondary degrees in record numbers today, due in large part to the GI Bill education benefits that can cover much or all of the cost. An important tool for helping service members and veterans succeed in postsecondary education is prior learning assessment (PLA). PLA is a process that includes…
Descriptors: Portfolio Assessment, Veterans, College Students, Prior Learning
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, 2013
In 2012, CAEL released the report "Competency-Based Degree Programs in the U.S.: Postsecondary Credentials for Measurable Student Learning and Performance," which examined the current state of competency-based postsecondary education in the U.S., profiling the various types of competency-based, or competency-focused, models that…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Educational Quality
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