OPC hosts summit on prior learning

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Kingston, RI -- On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, OPC hosted a summit on "Recognizing and Evaluating Credit for Prior Learning," which attracted more than 100 participants from 30 different colleges and universities, state agencies, and non-profits. The summit focused on expanding opportunities for students to get academic credit for college-level knowledge they gained through employment, military, or other experience. Such opportunities have been shown to improve student success rates for adult learners.  

Breakout sessions were geared toward faculty, administrators and staff working in admissions, advising, enrollment services and veterans’ services. 


Representatives from the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) and the American Council on Education (ACE) facilitated the sessions. These organizations are the recognized leaders in prior learning assessment and have worked with colleges and state systems to improve the efficiency with which this learning is assessed.  

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More information about the summit, including the agenda and descriptions of the breakout sessions, can be found on the Prior Learning Summit page.