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Prior Learning Credit Via Portfolio: A Case Study of Central Michigan University’s Prior Learning Assessment Program

Renee L. Babcock, Raymond W. Francis


The current case study describes the portfolio assessment program for prior learning credit at Central Michigan University. The program includes a rigorous process that ensures credit is awarded for learning that has taken place in prior employment, training or life experiences. The portfolio process includes three phases: preparation, development and evaluation. Each phase is carefully managed to assist the adult learner in earning credit toward his or her undergraduate or graduate degree.

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