Presentation on theme: "Experiential Learning Credit"— Presentation transcript:
1Experiential Learning Credit University of Memphis
2Have you gained valuable knowledge and skills throughout your various experiences? Learn how to Make your experience COUNT
3What is ELC?Experiential Learning Credit (ELC) is a highly individualized process whereby students can use the learning outcomes that they have earned through a broad range of experiences to petition for college credit.
4What are the benefits of ELC? An ELC award will accelerate your degree completion.Undergraduate students are permitted up to 30 ELC hours of awarded credit.Graduate students are permitted up to 9 ELC hours of awarded credit.*Contact the ELC Coordinator or your Academic Advisor to find out how many ELC hours your individual program will accept.
5What are the benefits of ELC ? An ELC award will allow you to save a tremendous amount of money.Undergraduate ELC hours are charged at $75.00 per credit hour.Graduate hours are charged at $ per credit hour.*Contact the ELC Coordinator to find out how you may utilize your Financial Aid award to cover ELC costs.
6What type of experiences may be worthy of ELC? Current or Previous Work ExperienceWorksite Training/Professional DevelopmentMilitary TrainingProfessional CertificationsEntrepreneurshipVolunteerismUnique Life ExperiencesOpen Education Resources
7How is ELC awarded?Credit is based on a faculty evaluator’s assessment of your portfolio.
8What do I need to submit for evaluation? Gather any documentation of your certificates, trainings, and licensesThose that are an exact match to a pre-assessed experience will be awarded credit (Option #1)Those that are similar but are not an exact match will be notified of the option of completing an Express Portfolio. (Option #2)Experiential Learning Credit Portfolio (Option #3)What do I
9How do I document my experiences in a express portfolio? If you are notified by our office that you have this option, you will receive a packet of documents to complete.
10How do I document my experiences in an ELC portfolio? Complete an online portfolio development course with seven modules.This course is intended to guide students. Please note that the ELC process is for highly independent students. If you need a lot of guidance, registering for an on-campus course might be more beneficial.
11What are the necessary components of an ELC Portfolio? Cover PageTable of ContentsTarget StatementCritical Learning Event NarrativesReflective EssayDetailed ResumeLetter of IntentTimeline of Key Learning EventsSupportive Documentation of your Experiences
12What does a finished portfolio look like? Undergraduate SubmissionsGraduate SubmissionsClick here to view Brad’s ELC Portfolio.Click here to view Jonathan’s ELC Portfolio.Click here to view Jonathan’s evidence.Click here to view Janice’s ELC Portfolio.Click here to view Jason’s ELC Portfolio.
13How long does it take to develop an ELC Portfolio? You will develop your portfolio during the completion of seven modules.The course is self-paced. You will develop a timeline with the ELC Coordinator to fit your schedule.It is highly recommended that the portfolio be completed within a semester in order to incorporate the ELC award into degree planning.
14How long does it take to find out if I have been awarded the credit? Assessments are completed in a timely fashion, generally within the same semester, dependent upon submission date.The ELC Coordinator will notify you of the evaluator’s decision via .
15I have experiences that are listed as Pre-Assessed I have experiences that are listed as Pre-Assessed. How do I get started?Scan and all of your certifications, licenses, or training records of attendance toORPlace them in a manila envelope which contains your full name and University ID Number and submit to the Experiential Learning Lab, Brister 101 for review.
16It’s time to get started… GATHER ANY DOCUMENTATIONIf you do not have any certifications or licenses, you will complete an ELC Portfolio (Option #3).This will determine which out of the 3 options that you are allowed to be awarded ELC credit.Gather any documentation of certifications, formal trainings, or licenses.SUBMIT THOSE DOCUMENTATIONSScan and all of your documentations toORMake copies and submit them in a manila envelope which contains your full name and University ID Number our office, Brister 101YOU WILL BE NOTIFIEDOur office will notify you of which option that you have to be awarded ELC credit.Contact the ELC Coordinator if you have any questions about how to get started.
17I have experiences that I want to document in an ELC Portfolio I have experiences that I want to document in an ELC Portfolio. How do I get started?You will need to complete four steps in order to get started.Complete the Learning Outcomes Worksheet (LOW)Complete the Letter of Intent (LOI)Submit you Portfolio DepositForward your LOW, LOI, and a copy of your payment receipt to:COMPLETE YOU LEARNING OUTCOMES WORKSHEETThe Learning Outcomes Worksheet allows you to identify those broad disciplines on your resume that connect to the college classroom.COMPLETE THE LETTER OF INTENTThe Letter of Intent allows you to identify the areas of your expertise that you hope to receive ELC credit.SUBMIT YOUR PORTFOLIO DEPOSITGraduate students are required to submit a $ Portfolio Evaluation Deposit.Undergraduate students are required to submit a $75.00 Portfolio Evaluation Deposit.Forward your LOW, LOI, & DepositForward your Letter of Intent and proof of your deposit toNot enrolled as a University of Memphis student? -If you are not enrolled as a University of Memphis student and will like to complete the ELC course, the fee will be $250.
18Not enrolled as a University of Memphis student? Registration ProcessStep 1: Go toStep 2:Click on “Registration” on the top left corner
19Step 3:Click on “Register Online via the secure website”
20Step 4:Click on “University College” under Program Search
21Step 5:Click on “Registration Available” under Status
22Step 6:Click on “Register/Sign In Now” and follow all of the necessary steps thereafter
23How do I choose which areas to include in my petition? Course / Area of StudyMeet with your Academic Advisor and develop your plan for degree completion.Your academic advisor will inform you which courses ELC hours may be able to replace.Complete the Learning Outcomes Worksheet.
24How do I complete the Learning Outcomes Worksheet? Refer to your resume and examine your documented outcomesConduct preliminary research of college and university courses in the areas you intend to petition for credit. Notate the course that correlates with your outcomes. (Please indicate both the course number and the name of the course). Your goal is to gain an understanding of the level of learning worthy of college credit.Locate connectivity between your resume and the college classroom. Transfer the broad disciplines onto the Learning Outcomes WorksheetRefer back to your resume. Copy and paste your relevant outcomes under the appropriate category.
25How do I complete the Letter of Intent? The Letter of Intent is a PDF file.You will be permitted to type your information into the document.You are also able to save the document.
26How do I complete the Letter of Intent? The purpose of the Letter of Intent is to identify the areas of your expertise that you plan to include in your petition.The top section of the first page asks you to provide basic information.The bottom portion of the first page asks you to identify the areas of your expertise that you hope to be awarded credit.
27How do I complete the Letter of Intent? The second page of the document will ask you to acknowledge your understanding of program policies and procedures.Type your name hereClick in the boxes to acknowledge you understand each individual statementType your name here to serve as your electronic signatureClick any applicable boxes to identify how you learned about ELCType your Academic Advisor’s Name Here
28Do I have to match my experiences to the remaining courses in my degree program? You are not required to course match, but you may attempt to receive credit for an exact course that is listed in your degree plan.ELC is intended to display your unique knowledge base and skills set that you have developed throughout your experiences.
29May I petition for credit in areas that are not directly related to my degree program? You may document experiences that are not directly related to your degree program if you are attempting to receive credit that may be used to satisfy General Elective requirements.*Please contact your Academic Advisor to determine if you have any General Elective requirements remaining.
30How do I choose which areas to include in my petition? Let’s look at an example…EducationCurriculum Development & AssessmentUnit & Lesson PlanningBehavior ModificationInstructional MethodsAnn has worked as an elementary school teacher for the past four years. She created the following categories to reflect the numerous ranges of expertise in her field.Ann could identify these four broad categories as the courses/areas of study that she will detail in her ELC Portfolio.
31How do I choose which areas to include in my petition? Here’s another example…EducationEmployment LawSupervisionTeam DevelopmentProgram DevelopmentMartin has worked as a Manager at a local distribution company for the past fifteen years. He created the following categories to reflect the numerous ranges of expertise in his field.Martin could identify these four broad categories as the courses/areas of study that he will detail in his ELC Portfolio.
32How do I determine the level of my course/area of study? If you are seeking credit equivalent to a 1000 or 2000 level course please indicate this by putting "Lower" in the Level column.If you are seeking credit equivalent to a 3000 or 4000 level course please indicate this by putting "Upper" in the Level column.If you are seeking credit equivalent to a 7000 or 8000 level course please indicate this by putting "Graduate" in the Level column.
33Where do I pay my deposit? Undergraduate StudentsGraduate StudentsFollow the link below to access the Bursar’s online payment portalhttps://secure.touchnet.com/C20227_ustores/web/ store_main.jsp?STOREID=24&SINGLESTORE=trueYou may also contact the ELC Coordinator to find out how to pay your deposit on campus.Follow the link below to access the Bursar’s online payment portalhttps://secure.touchnet.com/C20227_ustores/web/ store_main.jsp?STOREID=30&SINGLESTORE=trueYou may also contact the ELC Coordinator to find out how to pay your deposit on campus.
34Congratulations on choosing to take charge and invest in your future! Contact the ELC Coordinator to learn how you may EARN from your past!
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