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Middle tennessee state university

Middle Tennessee State University

Prior Learning Assessment

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Prior learning assessment

Prior Learning Assessment

The process of earning college credit from learning acquired through a student’s work, training, volunteer experiences, and personal life. Earn College Credit for What You Knowby Janet Colvin

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Program features

Program Features

  • New program-First class F07

  • Part of Adult Degree Completion Program

  • Block elective credit

  • Maximum of 30 hours

  • Specialization Area related to degree

  • Applies to 3 online degree programs only

  • Based on ACE evaluations

  • Portfolio

  • 3 credit hour 3000 level class

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Other university assessment programs

Other University Assessment Programs

  • Military Credit

  • CLEP Tests

  • Challenge exams

  • Engineering Technology Portfolio

  • Global Studies

  • Nursing: LPN to RN and RN to BSN

  • Other department specific programs


Adcp marketing

ADCP Marketing

  • Radio ads prior to each semester

  • “Sales calls” to area businesses and organizations

  • Web site: www.mtsu.edu/adcp or www.finishmydegreenow.com or www.mtsuanytime.com

  • Newspaper, radio and TV publicity whenever possible

  • Internal marketing within University


Pla tools

PLA TOOLS

  • Transcript/learning evaluation

  • Web Site: www.mtsu.edu/adcp

  • PLA Handbook

  • Portfolio Development Class

  • Time budget work sheet

  • Orientation first week of class

  • Uses of Credit Agreement

  • Academic Plan

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Participant status

Participant status

  • 12 classes/216 students to date: F07-F10

  • 186 or 86% completed portfolios

  • Average credit awarded = 21

  • 61 or 33% graduated with PLA credit

  • 71% either graduated or are enrolled in classes S11

  • 65% were not enrolled at MTSU prior to PLA

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Why we do it

Why We Do It

  • Shirley

  • Chuck

  • Helen

  • Greg

  • Sam

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Shirley

Shirley

  • Attended MTSU in the 90’s

  • Athletic Scholarship

  • Business Major

  • Good GPA and Senior Status

  • Stopped out due to personal reasons

  • Returned in 2000s as online student, but unable to take required Business courses online

  • Earned over 120 hours, but when major changed from Business she had too many Business hours

  • PLA credit for Supervisory and Worker’s Compensation training allowed her to earn enough non business credit to complete her degree.

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Chuck

Chuck

  • Left MTSU in 80s to start a family and career

  • Needed 18 hours to graduate

  • Moved out of Tennessee

  • Faced with out of state tuition or 30 hours of residency at new state institution

  • Returned to MTSU online and earned enough credit from PLA for Concrete Management and procurement training to complete degree.

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Helen

Helen

  • Adult, online student, parent, full time police officer

  • 3.0 average taking 15 hours online each semester

  • Earned 28 hours of credit from PLA for Police Academy training

  • Graduated and is now in enrolled full time in online Masters program

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Greg

  • Attended MTSU off and on over past 20 years accumulating 19 hours

  • Wife earned PhD and pressure from his job to earn a degree

  • Completed 6 year apprenticeship program evaluated by ACE for 60 hours of credit

  • Awarded 30 hours of credit through PLA

  • Jump started his return to education

  • Now has 60 hours toward his degree

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Sam

  • Stopped out of private college in 1992

  • Career/technical ed HS teacher

  • Aspires to be a HS principal

  • Spring 08: 9 hrs CLEP

  • Summer 08:

    • 12 hrs CLEP/challenge

    • 16 hrs classroom credit

    • 21 hrs PLA credit

  • Fall 08: 9 hrs classroom credit

  • Graduated Fall 2008

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