Prior Learning Assessment: A Competency-Based, E-Portfolio Framework

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Travers, Nan
Forte, Michele
Carey, Robert
Wilson, Lisa
Levine, Louise
Garmil, Ross
Tweedy, Amy
Frank, Ashley
Kerr, Thomas
Johnsen, Joan
SUNY , State University of New York , IITG , Innovative Instructional Technology Grants , E-Portfolios , Outcomes Assessment , Prior Learning Assessment , PLA
Based on initial pilots at Empire State College of the Global Learning Qualification Framework (GLQF) funded through the Lumina Foundation as an Open SUNY initiative, this proposal seeks to scale-up a proof-of-concept project across additional SUNY campuses. The GLQF will be extended through an e-portfolio environment (Pebble PadTM) to support and scaffold students through a prior learning assessment (PLA) process, provide professional development to faculty on the advisement and support of PLA students, and provide trained evaluators a framework within which to assess college/university-level learning acquired outside the traditional academic environments. Results will be disseminated across SUNY to improve PLA practices to increase student access, support and degree completion across the SUNY system.
This IITG project expanded previous work funded through a Lumina Grant. This project used multiple faculty/staff groups as sub-projects to meet the grant outcomes. In most cases, the faculty and staff have elected to continue their work without additional funding. In other words, the work is now being incorporated into their regular responsibilities.