Kentucky Adult Learner Initiative
Working Group on
Credit for Prior Learning
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Council on Postsecondary Education, Meeting Room A
Welcome and Introductions
Review of the Charge to the Working Group
Review of Timeline and Objectives
Credit for Prior Learning and the Adult Learner
The Adult Learner, What We Know
Barriers to Postsecondary Education
Working Definition of "Credit for Prior Learning"
Theory and Practice of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
Four PLA strategies
PLA in the Adult Learner Focused Institution
Definition of "College-level Credit"
Endorsement of PLA
10 Standards to Ensure Quality
Discussion and Questions
Working Lunch: Review of Hypothetical Adult Learner's Prior Learning
Examples of Best Practices
Institutional Policies and Practice
Statewide Policies and Practice
Current PLA Practices in Kentucky
Guidelines for Implementation
Plans for the Future
What more do we need to do?
What more do we need to know?
Which individuals/groups should be involved in support of PLA?
Which individuals/groups need convincing?
Questions to address
Sept. 23rd (Tuesday) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT Meeting Room B
Oct. 21st (Tuesday) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EDT Meeting Room B
Nov. 18th (Tuesday) 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST Meeting Room A
Dec. 10th (Wednesday) 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST Meeting Room A