Events

February

  • February05

    The Relationship between Prior Learning Assessment and Competency-Based Education

    Competency-based education (CBE) is the hot new thing in higher education. While forms of CBE have been around since the 1970s, there has been a surge of interest in CBE, with more than 600 postsecondary institutions now reporting that they are either offering competency-based degree programs or are planning to do so. Similarly, institutional interest in prior learning assessment (PLA) has also been growing, with both CBE and PLA seen as important strategies for supporting degree completion, particularly for the nontraditional (e.g., adult, independent, working) learner.

    In this webinar, Pamela Tate, President and CEO of CAEL will address questions such as:
    • What is the difference between CBE and PLA?
    • What is the relationship between PLA and CBE?
    • How can PLA and CBE intersect on a competency continuum?
    • How can PLA and CBE both help postsecondary programs focus on student learning while being highly flexible and student centered?
    This FREE CAEL member webinar will take place on Friday, February 5, 2015 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Central time.
    Register Now
  • February08

    Career and Education Advisor Certification

    CAEL and Indiana University have developed an online, instructor-led course designed specifically for those who need to provide career and education advice to adults. Participants will learn how to:

    • Apply career development theory to your work
    • Assess the value of education and training related to career choice
    • Gather labor market data to assist with career planning and advising
    • Help others develop a career plan
    • Advise a diverse workforce
    • Deal with ethical issues
    • Help adults leverage social networking tools

    Course Organization

    Content
    The course content is organized into five Modules, each addressing specific competency areas. Each Module takes two weeks to complete.

    Module 1: Foundations of Career Development Theory
    Module 2: Education and Training for Adults
    Module 3: Data Gathering for Career Planning
    Module 4: The Career Planning Process
    Module 5: Advising a Diverse Workforce; Social Networking; Ethics in Advising

    Continuing Education Credit
    The total anticipated contact time for this course is 90 contact hours (9.0 CEU’s for organizations awarding CEU’s for the instruction).

    Price: $895

    This course starts February 8, 2016. To learn more, please click here.
    Register Now
  • February22

    PLA Online Certificate Program (Workshop 2)

    Learn to develop a professional portfolio assessment system for your institution, or strengthen your institution’s existing prior learning assessment (PLA) programs, by completing the online PLA certificate program. Offered by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and DePaul University this program provides the basic tools to develop skills and procedures for assessing adults’ prior learning. The program is delivered over the Internet, allowing you to participate at any time, from any place, all you need is e-mail capability and a web browser.

    The PLA certificate program consists of web-based workshops each with 4-7 modules. During each workshop, participants work through a series of structured activities employing online and off-line materials. Each group of participants is assigned an online consultant to facilitate learning and provide feedback. Participants may discuss issued and activities within their learning group.

    Completion of the first two workshops leads to a Certificate of Professional Achievement as a Prior Learning Assessor. Participants who successfully complete all four facilitated workshops will be granted a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment.

    Workshop 2 Starts February 22, 2016.

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

    Register Now

March

  • March02

    Best Practices in Data Collection

    Colleges and universities make major decisions that have far reaching implications every day, often without the benefit of data. Being proactive in data collection positions you to be an informed contributor to the process. While the establishment of a data collection strategy may seem like a time consuming and intimidating process it truly doesn’t have to be. If you are interested in identifying key data points that can assist you in better understanding your student audience, inform marketing decisions, and prepare you for discussions with senior leadership regarding enrollment please join CAP/CAEL guest, Dr. Brenda Harms of Harms Consulting for this informative webinar on data collection.

    Cost: $185 for CAP and CAEL members and $345 for non-members.

    This webinar will take place on Wednesday, March 2 from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Central time.

    Register Now

April

  • April18

    Fundamentals of Prior Learning Assessment Workshop

    Help your adult students earn college credit for learning from life experiences. Learn the nuts and bolts of how to design and implement PLA at colleges and universities to ensure that it is both attractive to students and consistent with high academic standards. (This workshop was previously named PLA 101.)

    This workshop will be held during our Spring Workshop Series in Chicago on Monday, April 18, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Register Now
  • April19

    Implementing an Effective PLA Program

    For those who already have an understanding of PLA, expand your knowledge with Implementing an Effective PLA Program. By examining institutional context, principles of organizational change, and research on the impact of PLA practices, participants will be prepared to develop a program that becomes part of the college’s approach to student learning. Highly interactive, we will use sample documents, scenarios, and existing institutional examples to identify elements of sound PLA practice. Participants will be able to use an action plan and design processes for introducing or expanding PLA options to gain support from key campus constituencies. (This workshop was previously named PLA 201.)

    This workshop will be held during our Spring Workshop Series in Chicago on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Register Now
  • April20

    Faculty Assessor Training

    This day-long workshop prepares faculty to serve as portfolio assessors and draws on introductory information and concepts about PLA. Topics will include: PLA principles of good practice in action; differences between assessing portfolios and classroom assignments; recognizing multiple pathways to achieving course learning outcomes; providing clear and supportive feedback to students. The workshop provides opportunities for participants to use cases and scenarios to explore the experience of portfolio assessment and practice exercises using student-developed portfolios. Participants will refine the skills and understanding necessary to portfolio assessment through interaction in the large group setting as well as through both individual and small group exercises.

    This workshop will be held during our Spring Workshop Series in Chicago on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Register Now
  • April21

    Competency-Based Education & Assessment Workshop

    As colleges and universities consider how to adopt or develop new CBE programs, there is a need to ensure that everyone understands what these programs are and how they can be established while maintaining attention to academic rigor and faculty involvement. This workshop will provide an overview of CBE and competency-based assessment, including a look at long-standing models and some of the new ones that have been developed. Participants will be able to begin assessing their institutional readiness for CBE as it relates to business modeling, market demand and outreach, faculty and staff preparedness, and academic program design and development.

    This workshop will be held during our Spring Workshop Series in Chicago on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Register Now
  • April25

    PLA Online Certificate Program (Workshop 3)

    Learn to develop a professional portfolio assessment system for your institution, or strengthen your institution’s existing prior learning assessment (PLA) programs, by completing the online PLA certificate program. Offered by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and DePaul University this program provides the basic tools to develop skills and procedures for assessing adults’ prior learning. The program is delivered over the Internet, allowing you to participate at any time, from any place, all you need is e-mail capability and a web browser.

    The PLA certificate program consists of web-based workshops each with 4-7 modules. During each workshop, participants work through a series of structured activities employing online and off-line materials. Each group of participants is assigned an online consultant to facilitate learning and provide feedback. Participants may discuss issued and activities within their learning group.

    Completion of the first two workshops leads to a Certificate of Professional Achievement as a Prior Learning Assessor. Participants who successfully complete all four facilitated workshops will be granted a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment.

    Workshop 3 Starts April 25, 2016

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

    Register Now

June

  • June06

    PLA Online Certificate Program (Workshop 1)

    Learn to develop a professional portfolio assessment system for your institution, or strengthen your institution’s existing prior learning assessment (PLA) programs, by completing the online PLA certificate program. Offered by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and DePaul University this program provides the basic tools to develop skills and procedures for assessing adults’ prior learning. The program is delivered over the Internet, allowing you to participate at any time, from any place, all you need is e-mail capability and a web browser.

    The PLA certificate program consists of web-based workshops each with 4-7 modules. During each workshop, participants work through a series of structured activities employing online and off-line materials. Each group of participants is assigned an online consultant to facilitate learning and provide feedback. Participants may discuss issued and activities within their learning group.

    Completion of the first two workshops leads to a Certificate of Professional Achievement as a Prior Learning Assessor. Participants who successfully complete all four facilitated workshops will be granted a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment.

    Workshop 1 Starts June 6, 2016

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

    Register Now
  • June07

    Career and Education Advisor Certification

    CAEL and Indiana University have developed an online, instructor-led course designed specifically for those who need to provide career and education advice to adults. Participants will learn how to:

    • Apply career development theory to your work
    • Assess the value of education and training related to career choice
    • Gather labor market data to assist with career planning and advising
    • Help others develop a career plan
    • Advise a diverse workforce
    • Deal with ethical issues
    • Help adults leverage social networking tools

    Course Organization

    Content
    The course content is organized into five Modules, each addressing specific competency areas. Each Module takes two weeks to complete.

    Module 1: Foundations of Career Development Theory
    Module 2: Education and Training for Adults
    Module 3: Data Gathering for Career Planning
    Module 4: The Career Planning Process
    Module 5: Advising a Diverse Workforce; Social Networking; Ethics in Advising

    Continuing Education Credit
    The total anticipated contact time for this course is 90 contact hours (9.0 CEU’s for organizations awarding CEU’s for the instruction).

    Price: $895

    Course starts June 7, 2016. To learn more, please click here.

    Register Now
  • June13

    PLA Online Certificate Program (Workshop 4)

    Learn to develop a professional portfolio assessment system for your institution, or strengthen your institution’s existing prior learning assessment (PLA) programs, by completing the online PLA certificate program. Offered by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and DePaul University this program provides the basic tools to develop skills and procedures for assessing adults’ prior learning. The program is delivered over the Internet, allowing you to participate at any time, from any place, all you need is e-mail capability and a web browser.

    The PLA certificate program consists of web-based workshops each with 4-7 modules. During each workshop, participants work through a series of structured activities employing online and off-line materials. Each group of participants is assigned an online consultant to facilitate learning and provide feedback. Participants may discuss issued and activities within their learning group.

    Completion of the first two workshops leads to a Certificate of Professional Achievement as a Prior Learning Assessor. Participants who successfully complete all four facilitated workshops will be granted a Certificate of Mastery in Prior Learning Assessment.

    Workshop 4 Starts June 13, 2016

    To learn more please visit the following links:

    CAEL Professional Development

    DePaul University Continuing and Professional Education

    Register Now

September

  • September06

    Career and Education Advisor Certification

    CAEL and Indiana University have developed an online, instructor-led course designed specifically for those who need to provide career and education advice to adults. Participants will learn how to:

    • Apply career development theory to your work
    • Assess the value of education and training related to career choice
    • Gather labor market data to assist with career planning and advising
    • Help others develop a career plan
    • Advise a diverse workforce
    • Deal with ethical issues
    • Help adults leverage social networking tools

    Course Organization

    Content
    The course content is organized into five Modules, each addressing specific competency areas. Each Module takes two weeks to complete.

    Module 1: Foundations of Career Development Theory
    Module 2: Education and Training for Adults
    Module 3: Data Gathering for Career Planning
    Module 4: The Career Planning Process
    Module 5: Advising a Diverse Workforce; Social Networking; Ethics in Advising

    Continuing Education Credit
    The total anticipated contact time for this course is 90 contact hours (9.0 CEU’s for organizations awarding CEU’s for the instruction).

    Price: $895

    This course starts September 6, 2016. To learn more, please click here.

    Register Now