Posts Tagged: Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

New Directions for Higher Education: Q&A with CAEL’s Tate on Prior Learning, Competency-Based Ed

In this installment of NEJHE's New Directions for Higher Education series, Philip DiSalvio, dean of the College of Advancing & Professional Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, interviews Pamela Tate, president and CEO of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). NEJHE launched the series in 2013 to examine emerging issues, trends and ideas that have an impact on h...

Been There, Done That … Now to Get Credit Toward a Degree

Assessing what someone has learned from work and life experience to determine if it's worth college credit When Massachusetts Higher Education Commissioner Richard M. Freeland met in June with representatives from Boston businesses and the local community, four-year colleges, community colleges and the workforce system, he described the Vision Project, an initiative through the Massachusetts De...