Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, June 14

  Castanet Bossa Nova Bongo 1 Bongo 2
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Registration Check-in and Information
Castanet
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Castanet
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Keynote
Alan MandellAlan Mandell
Celebrating... with a Pause

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10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
Strategies to Consider When Designing a Prior Learning Program
Theresa Hoffmann
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Self-development through story telling: The benefits of autobiographical reflection in the portfolio process
Jessica Kindred
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New Directions in Competency-Based Prior Learning Assessment
Nan Travers, Michele Forte, Susan Oaks, & Thomas Kerr
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12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Castanet
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
 
Blended Models of Prior Learning Assessment and New Student-Directed Learning
Marcia Anderson & Susan Amundson Misterek
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PLA Isn't Free: Pricing and business models to support PLA at postsecondary institutions
Becky Klein-Collins
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Creating or Enhancing Your Prior Learning Program: Panel Discussion on Strategies Promoting Academic and Business Success.
Theresa Hoffmann, Ingrid Bracey, Pamela Hamilton, & Lisa Mathason
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2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Refreshment break
Sponsored by Graduate! Philadelphia
Castanet
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
What Is and What If? (Re)Thinking Synthesis and Praxis for Portfolio Assessment in the Humanities
Jeremy Dennis
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Evaluating Workplace Training Programs: Applying Standards to Practice
Nan Travers and Jeanine Nagrod
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Essential Learning Outcomes (ELOs) ePortfolios: Addressing the needs for a skilled workforce
Carra Leah Hood and Diane M. Holtzman
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5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. President's Welcome Reception
Cuba Libre Restaurant in The Quarter

 

 

Thursday, June 15

  Castanet Bossa Nova Bongo 1 Bongo 2
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsored by StraighterLine
Castanet
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Keynote
Jon TalbotJon Talbot
Past, present and future: Integrating prior, current and future oriented experiential learning into a personalized curriculum
Ballroom AB
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
The Intersection of PLA, CBE, and Technology - An Exploratory Session on how we can improve alternative paths for credit assessment and evaluation
Dan Bartell, Jenny Yu, Brett Berkowitz
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A Conversation:  Global Perspectives on Work and Learners in Nontraditional Spaces: A Discussion with Jon Talbot and Alan Mandell
Talbot and Mandell
Evaluating Student Portfolios - A Hands-On Workshop (Part 1)
Todd Siben
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Lunch
Sponsored by Study.com
Castanet
1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
 
Balancing PLA Credit:  Easing the Tension Between Individual Needs and System Sustainability
Bitsy Cohn
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A Certain Ratio: Seeking Efficiency and Quality in the PLA Process at Empire State College
Thomas Kerr & Bhuwan Onta
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Helping Adult Students and Comebackers Reach the Finish Line with Credit for Prior Learning
Tracy Robinson
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2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Refreshment break
Sponsored by Saylor Academy
Castanet
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Roundtable Sessions - Ballroom AB
Evaluating Professional Learning:  Opening Doors, Strengthening Partnerships
Nan Travers & Jeanine Nagrod
Standardizing PLA Creation for Scalability
Courtney Forness
Getting to Done: Prior Learning Experience Programs as a Pathway to Access and Affordability for Degree Completion
Pamela G. Hamilton & Ingrid Bracey
PLA Data Tracking:  Assessing Institutional Practices for Tracking Program Effect. And Identifying Variables for Cross Institutional Comparison
Lisa Mathason
Conversations About PLA: Program Questions and Possible Solutions
Theresa Hoffmann
The Essential Intersections between Organizational Needs, Institutional Capacity, and the Adult Learner
Adrian Zappala & Michael L. Schirmer
Thomas Edison State University's "One-Step Towards CLEP" Pilot Program
Antoinette Lewis

 

 

Friday, June 16

  Castanet Bossa Nova Bongo 1 Bongo 2
7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
Sponsored by CAEL
Castanet
9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
 
Credit for Prior Learning: The Start of Something Big
Cristy Sugarman & David Colaizzi
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Using Data to Examine the Impact of your PLA Program (Plus Bonus: New Finding from CAEL Research on PLA and Academic Outcomes)
Becky Klein-Collins & Sean Hudson
Evaluating Student Portfolios - A Hands-On Workshop (Part 2)
Todd Siben
10:15 p.m. - 10:45 a.m. Refreshment break
Castanet
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
 
 
Unlocking the Potential of Prior Learning Assessments through Better Data
Lisa Montiel, Nan Travers & Sarah Ohle Leibrandt
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Prior Learning Assessment: The Academic and Business Models
Sherwood Taylor and Otto Hernandez
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