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West Central Job Partnership

Focus of Technical Assistance and Coaching
♦ Prior Learning Assessment

Project Overview
NCWE provided consultation and support to West Central Job Partnership in the area of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) including consultation and the facilitation of two on-site workshops with community college and university partners participating in the OH-Penn Manufacturing Collaborative. The first workshop was designed for administrators and included a) best practices in PLA policies and procedures, b) PLA as a completion strategy, c) PLA and accreditation, d) academic integrity, e) the role of academic administrators in supporting PLA, e) military credit and crosswalks, and f) professional and/or industry-based certification crosswalks.

The second workshop was specifically designed for faculty to: a) spark a dialogue about Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) at their college through an overview of PLA, b) discuss the importance of academic integrity in the delivery of PLA, c) crosswalk industry-based credentials into credit programs, d) ways to develop assessments and challenge examinations, and e) aligning NIMS and MSSC Credentialing with PLA.


NCWE Technical Assistance Team
Darlene G. Miller, Ed.D.
Rebecca Nickoli, Ed.D.

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