Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Meeting Agenda 08/26/08

Kentucky Adult Learner Initiative
Working Group on
Credit for Prior Learning

Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, August 26, 2008
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Council on Postsecondary Education, Meeting Room A

Welcome and Introductions 

Project Background
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?

Next Steps                    

Questions to address
Work plan

Future Meetings

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


Last Updated 12/2/2008