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    Accelerating Degree Success for Adult Learners in Uncertain Times

    Are you overwhelmed? I know we are. How do you think our adult students feel? The value proposition of unlocking mid- and high-wage jobs in STEM careers through a degree is undeniable; however, the...
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    How to Get Credit for Prior Learning in Nursing Programs

    If you’re ready to move to the next level of nursing in school, you may qualify for academic credit based on your experience outside a classroom.
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    Webinar Analyzes Prior-Learning Assessments’ Impact on Adult Student Outcomes

    Using firsthand accounts of student experiences and input from higher education leaders, Lumina Foundation’s webinar on Thursday noted the impact of prior-learning assessments (PLA) on adult student...
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    PLA on a Shoestring

    Definition: A Shoestring Budget:  A budget or allotment of resources that is very meager, sparse, or just enough to suit its purpose. 
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    New Research from CAEL and WICHE on Prior Learning Assessment and Adult Student Outcomes

    The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE) received funding from Lumina Foundation and Strada Education Network from 2018- 2020 to partner with several organizations to conduct...
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    Prior Learning Credits Boost Completion Odds

    Adult students who receive college credits for prior learning are more likely to complete academic programs than their peers without prior learning assessment (PLA) credits, according to a new...
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