Adult Learning Consortium

In 2015, Kennesaw State University joined the University System of Georgia’s Adult Learning Consortium (ALC). The ALC recognizes the Ten Standards for Assessing Learning of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL). The Office of Technology Enhanced Learning is home to the KSU Adult Learning Committee and the centralized Credit for Prior Learning program, which includes portfolio assessment, advance standing examinations, and CLEP.    

Prior Learning Assessment allows learners to earn credit for college level learning through various forms of assessment. Prior learning assessment, experiential learnng, alternative credit or credit for prior learning, are many names for the same pathway to college credit.

College level learning gained outside of a traditional academic setting may come from varied sources; work experience, military service, training programs, community service, independent study, professional certifications or even self-directed learning such as open source courseware.

In 2011 the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia and the Governor of Georgia approved the Complete College Georgia initiative, Kennesaw State University was an early adopter and implementation planner.  The initiative identified the need for adult and military students to achieve their life-long educational goals.  The implementation plan changed the traditional learning methods to accommodate life-long learners through new course delivery options, experiential learning and practical ways to link learning from life and work experience to educational goals.

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