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OCTOBER 10, 2013 CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING PANEL Lesley Kleveter, J.D., M.Ed. The College of St. Scholastica.

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1 OCTOBER 10, 2013 CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING PANEL Lesley Kleveter, J.D., M.Ed. The College of St. Scholastica

2 THE COLLEGE OF ST. SCHOLASTICA Lesley Kleveter, J.D., M.Ed. Credit for Prior Learning Road Map: College Introduction Credit for Prior Learning Visualization: Student /Advisor Types of Credit Learning Portfolio Revised Process CSS Complete

3 OVER 100 YEARS OF LEARNING!

4 OUR BENEDICTINE VALUES Community: Sharing responsibility to create and support community Hospitality: Create a welcoming atmosphere personally and institutionally Respect: Cherishing and promoting the worth of all human life Stewardship: Utilizing human resources responsibly Love of Learning: Preserving the intellectual and material heritage entrusted to us by past generations

5 VISUALIZATION: EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING TO COLLEGE CREDIT Student and Advisor Fact finding Educational Plan Degree Planning sheet

6 CREDIT FOR PRIOR LEARNING Prior Learning Assessment Transfer Credit Professional Certifications Military Training Challenge Exams CLEP, AP, and DSST Prior Learning Portfolio

7 TRANSFER CREDIT Most Common 3 Influencing Factors: Accreditation of the Transferring Institution Course Grade Comparable courses

8 PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Evaluated by College/University – meet college level learning equivalencies First complete 2 terms at College – may be awarded credit Certified Professional Human Resource Managers (PHR) Principles of Management, HR Management, Training/Development Senior Professional Human Resource Managers (SPHR) Principles of Management, HR Management, Training/Development, Organizational Development Professional Association of Health Care Office Managers (PAHCOM Principles of Management, HR Management, US Healthcare System

9 MILITARY EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING Request official copy of Joint Services Transcript for: Army Marine Corp Navy Coast Guard Request official copy of Community College of the Air Force Transcript for : Air Force

10 CHALLENGE EXAMS Students may demonstrate college level learning equivalencies of some courses Challenge exams created by faculty who teach the course Students should meet with their advisor

11 CLEP, AP, AND DSST CLEP - College Level Examination Program (www.collegeboard.com/clep)www.collegeboard.com/clep AP – Advanced Placement (http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/home)http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/home DSST – Dantes Subject Standardized Test (http://getcollegecredit.com)http://getcollegecredit.com

12 PRIOR LEARNING PORTFOLIO Students can earn college credit for demonstration of experiential learning through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) CAEL – Council on Adult and Experiential Learning Recommendations CSS – awarding PLA credit to students since 1981

13 PLA PROCESS Timing: Meet with Recruitment Counselor prior to admittance or Advisor after admittance Review/Discuss Experiential Learning Review course syllabus – learning outcomes Able to document learning? NOT documenting the experience, student is documenting the learning. PLA Orientation – 8 weeks – work with Guide/Coach Review the PLA process, write Educational Plan, Autobiography and Learning Statement, meet with Faculty Evaluator PLA Specific Course Template – Learning Outcomes Complete the Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio – clearly communicate and document prior learning related to specific learning outcomes.

14 CSS COMPLETE Versatile degree pathway – individually designed for each student. CSS will accept up to 96 credits from student’s: Work Experience Incremental Testing Transfer Credits Online learning Prior Learning gained through Experience Completion Coach

15 THANK YOU Lesley Kleveter Director, Extended Studies – Duluth Campus The College of St. Scholastica 1200 Kenwood Avenue Duluth, MN Phone:


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