Using Prior Learning Assessments in Campus: Credit Where Credit is Due

Live Webinar

  • 60 minutes
  • 28 Days Left
     Apr 28, 2020
  •   01:00 PM - 02:00 PM ET
    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Academic professionals from advising, testing, and career/student services have, for many years, known about how Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) works together with students to build a cohesive and successful collegiate experience for students. What can be examined further are the ways first-generation students, students of color, military veterans and other student cohorts all benefit from these unique assessments. By examining empirical examples at the two and four-year level, the audience will understand how not only students benefit from Prior Learning, but also how your institution can benefit from the practice as well. The session will emphasize on the PLA programs: the successes, how it electronically engages first-generation students, as well as how it saves time and money. 

Join this session by expert speaker Kent Seaver, where he will discuss what PLAs are, how they work, Best Practices for creating PLAs and the benefits these have on your students’ performance as well as your institutions. 

Session Highlights: 

  • What Prior Learning Assessments (PLA) are and how they work

  •  Importance of how Prior Learning is defined and utilized at college campuses in the U.S. 

  • Explore the ways PLA benefits students, in p[articular those of the first-generation background 

  • What role your campus can play in recruiting students with PLA scores, and aptitude

  •  What are some Best Practices for creating PLA policies on a college campus 

Why You Should Attend:

In today’s world of decreased funding, lower retention and graduation rates, and increased scrutiny from a government perspective, it is time, we in higher education use all of the tools in our arsenal to create strong student success and allow them to achieve the dream of a college education. Prior Learning (PL) is such a tool. Attendees will be able to examine the importance of how Prior Learning is defined and utilized at college campuses in the U.S. & specific questions or pieces of information will be answered. 

Who Should Attend: 

  • Admissions Professionals

  • Academic Advisors 

  • Testing Professionals

  • Career Services 

  • Registrars and Vice-Presidents of Student Services 

  • Students 

You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

 ** You can buy On-Demand and view it at your convenience.

Kent  Seaver

Kent Seaver

Kent Seaver has 18 years of experience in the fields of student services and learning resources. While at North Lake College in Irving,TX, he has expanded his work to include multiple student cohorts, including Title IX initiatives. He is presently the Director of Planning and Development and was previously the Director of Learning Resources. He served as Title IX Coordinator from 2014-2016. In that role, Kent created the first comprehensive Title IX intake and response program in the Dallas County District. Kent has earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Texas Wesleyan University.

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