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Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry is a Course

Prior Learning Assessment for Educators and Industry

Ended Jun 14, 2015

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Starts May 11, 2015

Credit for Prior Learning is earned through the assessment of learning acquired from life and work experiences. This is typically non-college or experienced based learning that has been attained outside of the sponsorship of accredited postsecondary education institutions and can include military and industry training and community and volunteer work, among other things. CPL is not awarded for EXPERIENCE but for college-level LEARNING after a significant assessment of the knowledge, skills and competencies students have obtained as result of their prior learning experience. This course will explore CPL theories, service delivery models, policy development steps, college and industry articulation development, portfolio development and assessment, and existing credit crosswalks and available assessment resources. A three track design, for College Faculty and Staff, Workforce Center and Community Based Organization Partners, and members of Industry will focus topics relevant to the work you are doing to help adults earn credits for what they have learned and to apply those credits to a degree or certificate that enhances their opportunities for college completion and gainful employment.

Bitsy Cohn

Bitsy Cohn

Director of Credit for Prior Learning

Bitsy Cohn is the Director of Credit for Prior Learning, and past Coordinator of Developmental Education for the Colorado Community College System. She holds a BA in English and an MS in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Online Teaching and Learning. Over the course of a 25 year career she has gained expertise in community college student affairs, developmental education, post-secondary disability services, at-risk retention strategies and credit for prior learning assessment. She was recently instrumental in the state-wide redesign of developmental education in Colorado and is responsible for facilitating the implementation of the new Credit for Prior Learning system for the 13 system community colleges in the state.