Credit for Prior Learning May 2014 events
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Posted: May 12, 2014

Credit for Prior Learning Retreat with Mary J. Allen

The Credit for Prior Learning team is pleased to announce that learning outcomes and assessment expert Mary J. Allen will be visiting campus to work directly with PSU faculty interested in developing clear, operational learning outcomes and other course materials to prepare the campus for the implementation of CPL policies approved at the April 7, 2014, Faculty Senate Meeting. 

Each half-day retreat is designed to assist faculty to prepare course materials for field testing, including refining course learning outcomes, designing tests, drafting portfolio requirements and developing and using rubrics.  Faculty participants should bring syllabi and other draft course materials; each participant will leave the retreat prepared to develop working documents to use in future classes offered for CPL credit. 

Coffee and other refreshments will be provided.

Session 1:   Thursday May 29, 2014 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Session 2:   Friday May 30, 2014 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

There is no charge for the retreat, although space is limited. While all interested PSU faculty are encouraged to register, priority will be given to faculty from departments participating in the fall term CPL field test. To register, please send your name, departmental affiliation, and preferred retreat time to Cornelia Coleman ( by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Once your registration is confirmed, you will receive additional information.

Mary J. Allen is a consultant in higher education, specializing in assessment and accreditation. She is the former director of the California State University Institute for Teaching & Learning and a professor emerita of Psychology from California State University, Bakersfield. She has published books on the assessment of academic programs and general education, and has offered assessment presentations and workshops at AAHE, AAC&U, SACS, and WASC conferences. She has worked with over 150 colleges, universities, and college systems.