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Holding Tight or at Arm’s Length: How Higher Education Regional Accrediting Bodies Address PLA

Becky Klein-Collins


The following is a research brief published by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning in October 2014. It provides a description of the ways in which the six higher education regional accrediting bodies approach the offering of prior learning assessment across the United States.

The brief can be accessed at the following link:


Thank you to CAEL and Becky Klein-Collins for referring us to this research brief, and for allowing us to share this resource with our readers.