National Institute at Philadelphia, PA

National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning

Perspectives on PLA: Strategies for Student and Institutional Success

June 8 – 10, 2016 • Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
with an optional pre-conference workshop on June 7



The National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning was established by Thomas Edison State University in 1988 to provide an intensive learning experience for educators and professionals involved in the assessment of adult and experiential learning. Each year, the National Institute is attended by experts and newcomers alike, from all over the world.

The assessment of adult learning encompasses many areas. Sessions will engage participants and feature discussions of:

  • Prior Learning Assessment
  • Distance Education
  • Assessment Methodologies
  • Competency-Based Education
  • Effective Learning Outcomes
  • College-level Learning
  • Workplace Education and Assessment
  • Utilizing Technology

The main goal of the National Institute is to address issues in the area of adult education and assessment, while serving as a venue for networking and sharing experiences in a casual environment. The National Institute will feature a President’s Welcome Reception during the early evening of Wednesday, June 8: a special invitation will be included in the registration packets. Attendees can also take advantage of the exciting city of Philadelphia—our meeting venue is located in the Society Hill neighborhood, close to Penn’s Landing, great shopping and dining, and the historic sites of the Old City.

The National Institute is coordinated and sponsored annually by Thomas Edison State University.

If you have any questions regarding the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning, please call (609) 984-1140, ext. 2297 or email

Sponsors of the National Institute

Excelsior College is a regionally accredited, nonprofit distance learning institution that focuses on removing obstacles to the educational goals of adult learners. It offers efficient and affordable access to degree completion through online courses and college-level proficiency examinations, the acceptance of transfer credit, and credit for corporate and military training programs.

Insight Assessment provides world leading assessments tools to clients in business, education, health care, law, and the military. Using the most accessible interfaces - online, mobile device and LMS - our clients assess the reasoning skills and mindset attributes of job applicants, working professionals, reentry adult learners, and students of all ages.

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