Pre-Conference Workshop

Tuesday, June 13, 9:30am - 4:00pm

Matthew K. Brown, Systems Coordinator, Reporting and Analysis
Rachael Cooper, Assistant Director, Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning
Donald S. Cucuzzella, Assistant Director, School of Applied Science and Technology
Kristin LoBasso, Assistant Director, Evaluation and Curriculum Administration
Jeanine Nagrod, Director, Office for Assessment of Professional and Workplace Learning
Todd Siben, Assistant Director, Office of Portfolio Assessment
Marc Singer, Vice Provost, Center for the Assessment of Learning

What Works with Adult Learners

In this multi-segmented workshop, participants will have the opportunity to learn about the methods that work with adult learners, and how to launch a successful program for adult learners.

Among the topics that will be covered:

  • Assessing adult students’ prior learning: developing methods that work, translating learning into credit, applying credit to degree programs.
  • Advising adult learners.
  • Using learning outcomes and standards effectively in assessing adult learners.
  • Using PLA programs as a recruiting and enrollment management tool--as a bridge to workforce development and local partnerships.
  • Making use of data to improve programs for adult learners: when traditional approaches don’t work.
  • Integrating programs for adult learners with your curriculum—or how to create a curriculum that works for adult learners.
  • Gaining institutional buy-in: you understand the value of PLA, but how to you get others to get it?

The workshop will be led by educators and senior staff from Thomas Edison State University, whose programs for the assessment of adult learners are among the most established and largest in the country.

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