This Year's Presentations

Here is a look at the scheduled presentations at this year's National Institute, Philadelphia, June 2-4, 2015. (Presentations are subject to change.)

Presenter Title
Laura Ginsberg, U.S. Department of Labor, Jeanine Nagrod, Thomas Edison State College, and R. Michael Snider, Ohio Association of Community Colleges Registered Apprenticeship College Consortium: Providing a Pathway to College Credit
Antoinette Lewis and Steve Phillips, Thomas Edison State College What Are PLA-100 and PLA-200 and How You Can Offer Them at Your Institution
Cathy M. Littlefield and Adrian C. Zappala, Peirce College Providing Instructional Flexibility for Adult Learners – A Program to Provide Learner Choice of Modality
Christopher Bounds, Myrna Gantner and Amber M. K. Smallwood, University of West Georgia From PL..what? to Program Launch in One Year--Discussing the Tips and Trips of our Journey
Jennifer Lentini and Jane R. Shore, Educational Testing Service Co-Design, Co-Development and Piloting of a Work Readiness Strength Assessment and Training System
Frances A. Boyce and Cathy Leaker, SUNY Empire State College, Rick Olson and Becky Klein-Collins, CAEL Opening Access to PLA -- Prior Learning Assessment for Minority and First Generation Students
Christopher W. Bounds, University of West Georgia Preparing for Launch: One Criminology Department's Journey to Establish a PLA Program From the Ground Up
Jeanine Nagrod, Thomas Edison State College, and Regina M. Riccioni, Middlesex County College A Guide to Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning
Tiffany Denton and Kelli Bratton, Lipscomb University CORE Competency Assessment: Translating Workplace Competencies to Personalized Adult Learning
Sb Sowbel, Goddard College Prior Learning Assessment and The Erotics of Immersion: Exploring the Yearning of Autodidacts
Theresa Hoffman, PLA Consulting Exploring the Benefits of Using PLA Programs to Aid in Retention and Marketing Efforts
Renee Babcock and Ray Francis, Central Michigan University Using Adult Learning Principles to Evaluate the Prior Learning Process and Improve Candidate Portfolio Performance
Jessica Kindred, The College of New Rochelle, Brooklyn campus Sankofa: Looking Back to Move Forward
Alan Mandell and Nan Travers, SUNY Empire State College Critical Policy and Practice Considerations: Facing our Problems, Finding Solutions
Katherine Swanson, Denise Collins, Susan Hauck, Montgomery County Community College, Dawn MacClay Andrews, Delaware County Community College, Lisa Mathason, Bucks County Community College, and Scott Aquila, Lehigh Carbon Community College Pennsylvania Community Colleges: Creating a Statewide Framework, Website, and e-Portfolio Portal for Prior Learning Assessment
Michael Williams and Steve Phillips, Thomas Edison State College Competency-Based Education: “The Skunk Works” - An MBA Degree Emerging
Ahmad Sims, Palm Beach Atlantic University Rising to the Occasion: Learning the Needs of Adult Students and PLA
Nan Travers, Ross Garmil, Tom Kerr, Louise Levine, Michele Forte, SUNY Empire State College Extending the Global Learning Qualifications Framework: Examples of Implementation Projects
Roland Anglin, Rutgers University – Newark and Barbara Mattleman, Graduate!Philadelphia Community PLA: Using PLA as Part of Local Initiatives to Promote College Completion
Linda Wilder, Charter Oak State College Financial Aid for Prior Learning Assessment
Alan Mandell, SUNY Empire State College PLA, Old and New Learning and the Possibilities of Change
Elizabeth Gauffreau, Granite State College, Tina Grant, Excelsior College, Jeanine Nagrod, Thomas Edison State College, Nan Travers, SUNY Empire State College, and Linda Wilder, Charter Oak State College Emerging Directions in PLA