Sunday, April 22, 2012: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Crystal Ballroom-Salon M (Orlando World Center Marriott)Open to any Convention attendee
Program Description: This session discusses the potential impact of prior learning assessment (PLA) on academic outcomes. Recent research by CAEL has demonstrated that use of PLA affects retention and graduation rates: students with PLA credit are 2½ times as likely to persist to graduation as are students without PLA credit. This correlation holds across both four- and two-year institutions. Participants will learn how the PLA process accelerates degree completion, saves students time and money, and increases graduation rates and learn how more postsecondary degrees can strengthen the economy and help local industries and workers.
Key Contact and Panelist:
Pamela Tate, President and CEO, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, IL
Cathy Brigham, Director of Academic Programs, Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, IL