Enrollment demographics are shifting from recent high school graduates to adults over 25 that possess an array of experience that often translates to college credit. To serve this new generation of students, institutions are developing strategies that encourage adult learners to apply, persist and complete.
One such adult-friendly strategy that leads to mutual success is awarding credit for prior learning (CPL) — widening access and accelerating completion. On the surface, meeting adult learners where they are, showcasing programs that most appeal to their needs, and helping them achieve their goals is a clear win-win. The cause for pause? Implementing such strategies creates a need to establish institutional policy and practice, align cross-functional spheres, centralize siloed processes, and build program awareness.
This webinar shares how the Massachusetts Community College system (MCCS) overcame these challenges, made decisions and implemented solutions — from adult learner inquiry, through evaluation, to enrollment and beyond. Whether you’re exploring, benchmarking, or looking to improve an existing CPL strategy, you won’t want to miss this live, interactive webinar — which uniquely outlines challenges and solutions through a matrix of implementation areas (student, faculty, infrastructure) — covering cultural considerations, too — along the various stages of exploring, developing and maximizing effectiveness.
“Blazing Trails: How to Spearhead, Develop and Implement an Effective Credit for Prior Learning Program” is a online webinar presented by fivestar* through our CAEL Collaborator Membership.
Did you miss the webinar? An overview of MCCS Credit for Prior Learning project, and the webinar recording, is available online.
Questions? Contact us or call 412-802-2500.