Making the Case for the Recognition of Learning: Evidence from the Field to Scale Effective Practices & Policies

December 10, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Along with Lumina Foundation, WICHE invites you to join a discussion on December 10th with noted experts (including WICHE’s own Patrick Lane and Sarah Leibrandt) about the power of recognizing prior learning to support student success.

Individuals often gain valuable college-level knowledge and applicable skills on the job, during military service, through certifications, or from life experiences. Formally recognizing this learning through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) makes it possible for students to earn academic credit for nontraditional learning. Eight out of 10 U.S. higher education institutions offer one or more PLA options to students, but it’s still not always easy for students to earn credits for a variety of reasons. Those that are able to earn PLA credits are more likely to complete their degree or credential –and to save time and money doing so.


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