This Year's Presentations

Here is a look at the scheduled presentations at this year's National Institute, Princeton, June 18-20, 2014. (Presentations are subject to change.)

Presenter Title
Andrew Kelly, Center on Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute Keynote: Innovation, Post-MOOC Mania
Sue Schurman, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations Keynote: Partnerships between Higher Education, Labor, and Workforce Development Programs
Dorothy Wax, CAEL Competency-Based Education and Assessment:  Help Is on the Way
Dennis Devery, Thomas Edison State College Individualized Learning Practices In Higher Education: What Is Utilized, Why And What's The Future
Alan Mandell, SUNY Empire State College,  & Theresa Hoffmann, PLA Consulting Exploring Current PLA Issues and Challenges for Programs and Institutions
Wilson Finch, Tennessee Higher Education Commission Growing and Promoting PLA Statewide: the Development, Implementation, and Continued Support of PLA Programs and Policies in Tennessee
Nan Travers, SUNY Empire State College  Learning-Oriented and Evidence-Based ? Assessing Learning from Anyway, Anytime or, Anywhere
Christine Carter, Rachael Cooper, & Kristin LoBasso, Thomas Edison State College A Journey through the Process:
The Academic Program Review process at Thomas Edison State College from idea inception to credit application within degrees
Stephen Phillips, Thomas Edison State College, & Devon Ritter, Saylor Academy Open Educational Resources: A New Chapter in Prior Learning Assessment and Degree Completion
Jessica Kindred, Colelge of New Rochelle  Knowing That One Knows: Metacognition as Developmental Outcome in the Prior Learning Process
Jason le Grange, The Assessment Warehouse (South Africa) Preparing a learner for the collection of evidence in PLA- the role of the workplace and evidence collection facilitator/advisor
Nan Travers & Alan Mandell, SUNY Empire State College Prior Learning Assessment as Scholarly Practice
Michael Williams & Joseph Youngblood, Thomas Edison State College The Psycho-Dynamics of the Online Discussion Room
Kathleen Warner, Beth Mulherrin, & Kim Miller, University fo Maryland University College Adaptive Learning and Adult Students
James Stewart, Walden University What It Takes to Soundly Assess Student Work in a Competency-Based Graduate Management Program
Michael Crowder, College of New Rochelle  Removing the Static: Strategies for Teaching Writing in Prior Learning Courses
Sara Leiste, Capella University Utilizing the ARCS motivational model to shape a PLA program
Christine Rosner & Amanda Piccolini, Thomas Edison State College Interprofessional Collaboration for the Development of an e-Portfolio across Nursing Curricula
Micheal A. Mcintyre, Academy One Keeping the PLA Process Flowing: Automation is your Friend
Shelina Bhamani, Institute of Business Management (Pakistan) Perceptions of University Faculty on Assessment of Graduate Executive Students
Sara Leiste, Capella University
So many learners, so little time: Streamlining PLA support with an Online Interactive Seminar
Danielle Forrest, Metropolitan State University Denver Enhancing Credit Recognition for Military Students
Nan Travers & Ross Garmil, SUNY Empire State College System-Wide PLA Policy Development ? Experiences from the Field
Sheila Smith, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education Reach Higher ? Building and Sustaining Institutional and Organizational Buy-In
Luke Brymer, ProctorU, & Maureen Woodruff, Thomas Edison State College  Walking the Line Between Security and Convenience Using Online Proctoring
Matthew Brown, Thomas Edison State College Mapping PLA's Campus Contribution Thru Data Analytics
Christine Connolly, Berkeley College Developing a Service Learning Program in a Health Care Facility
Thomas Kerr, SUNY Empire State College  Thinking of Doing: The Mind at Work
Theresa Hoffmann, PLA Consulting  Identifying Roadblocks and Possible Solutions to Incorporating Flexible Prior Learning Options into Degree Programs
Alan Mandell, SUNY Empire State College PLA Doesn't Stand Alone Old and New Learning