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    Looking to Amplify Your Advocacy for PLA/CPL at Your Institution? Perhaps Findings on Younger Students Can Help Make a Broader Case for Recognizing Prior Learning

    We hope we provided some compelling information in the The PLA Boost and Equity Paradox reports about the need to understand and craft solutions for prior learning assessment (PLA)/credit for prior...
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    CAEL Partnering with InsideTrack to Support Waubonsee Community College

    Having recently concluded its inaugural Latino Student Success Academy, CAEL is partnering on another initiative to support adult and Latino students. During the five-year program, CAEL will...
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    How PLA/CPL Equity Can Nourish Our Social Justice Roots

    New CAEL/WICHE Research Report "Equity Paradoxes in the PLA Boost" Explores Strategies to Address the Opportunity Gap for Black and Low-income Adult Students 
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    Equity Paradoxes in the PLA Boost -- CAEL and WICHE Research

    Previous 2020 research from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE), made possible by funding from Lumina Foundation...
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    We Wanted To Increase Use of PLA/CPL, So We Stopped Charging for It

    Close your eyes and picture the average college student, experiencing new independence and soaking up campus life. News flash: today’s college often is not that 18-22-year-old so many imagine. In...
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    Expanding Opportunities for CPL: Credit for Majors and Graduate Level Programs

    Valuing and leveraging credit for prior learning (CPL), or prior learning assessment (PLA),  is nothing new in higher education. 
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