Workshops

This spring, we have expanded our workshops and are offering three different options to better serve you. We look forward to seeing you in Chicago this April!

Prior Learning Assessment 101 – Monday, April 27th from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Prior Learning Assessment 201 – Tuesday, April 28th from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday, April 29th from 8:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Competency-Based Education – Thursday, April 30th from 8:30 – 4:30 p.m.
*All full day workshops will include breaks and lunch.

Workshop Descriptions:

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) 101: 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.
CAEL Member: $425 | Non-member: $600 | Group Member Rate: $380 each | Member (2 or more workshops): $360 | Non-member (2 or more workshops): $510

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) 201: For those who already have an understanding of PLA, expand your knowledge with PLA 201. 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.
CAEL Member: $550 | Non-member: $725 | Group Member Rate: $495 each | Member (2 or more workshops): $470 | Non-member (2 or more workshops): $620

Competency Based Education (CBE): Due to popular demand, we are also offering CBE as part of our spring workshop series. 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.
CAEL Member: $425 | Non-member: $600 | Group Member Rate: $380 each | Member (2 or more workshops): $360 | Non-member (2 or more workshops): $510

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Warner at ewarner@cael.org. Please click here to register for the workshops.

*Group member rates apply to 3 or more registrants from the same institution.