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Whether you’re an employer, postsecondary educator, workforce- or economic-developer, CAEL offers extensive resources to support you. You can filter resources in this section by topic, or you can search by keyword. We hope you find the information helpful!

    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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    How CPL is Accelerating in Southwest Virginia’s Pathways to the American Dream

    In September 2017, CAEL joined an initiative of the New River/Mount Rogers Workforce Development Board (NRMR WDB) to apply a U.S. Department of Labor grant toward improving credit for prior learning...
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    How Prepared Is Your Institution to Serve Adult Learners? Take CAEL’s Readiness Quizzes to Find Out

    Providing effective education to adult learners has always been an ethical imperative. The success of any postsecondary institution has always been tied to the success of its students – of any age....
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    Credit Where Credit’s Due: Lets Level the Playing Field for Adult Learners

    As pandemic-induced turmoil continues in the labor market, millions of workers are seeking viable career paths, which often require upskilling or reskilling. In an op ed for RealClear Education,...
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    Voices of the CAEL Community Share Perspectives about PLA

    Credit for prior learning can have a major impact on adult learner success, but only a minority of students take advantage of it. WorkingNation discusses the power of prior learning, including the...
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