Pre-Conference Workshop

Alan Mandell
College Professor of Adult Learning and Mentoring
SUNY Empire State College

Theresa Hoffmann
Consultant, PLA Consulting
Former Director and Collegiate Associate Professor
of University of Maryland University College Prior Learning Program

Prior Learning Assessment Theory and Practice: An Overview of Program Essentials for New Practitioners

This preconference workshop is designed for participants who are new to PLA. The workshop will focus on “best PLA practices” and on gaining new skills, understanding and insights that can strengthen PLA institutional activities.

This day-long workshop will provide participants with an overview of the basic tools of the PLA practitioner, including standards and procedures of assessing learning. It will also include working with an evaluation rubric and sample student narratives. All along, the workshop will offer opportunities to think together about starting and sustaining a PLA program.

Throughout the day, time will be provided for participants to ask questions and make comments, to share their program models, to reflect on their experiences and to raise problems and concerns about PLA practices.

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