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College and University Partnerships

  • Current research shows that adult learners are more likely to enroll in, persist in, and complete postsecondary programs when institutions recognize students’ prior learning. To help those learners succeed, institutions need to offer comprehensive, integrated programs that serve a diverse range of learning experiences. ACE’s College and University Partnerships (CUP) provides support to institutions or systems that are building or expanding credit-for-prior learning policies and practices.

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    ACE CREDIT College and University Partnerships

    As a growing number of adults across the United States require more postsecondary education, they look to colleges and universities with programs and services to meet their needs. Institutions in the ACE CREDIT College and University Network do just that with the recognition of ACE CREDIT recommendations.

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    The ACE Credit College and University Network

    The Network consists of education institutions that consider ACE credit recommendations for transfer credit toward degree programs.

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    CUP Regional Liaisons: Connecting Experiential Credits to Colleges

    ACE introduces two Regional Liaisons for its college and university partnerships network. Together, they offer a customized approach to education attainment and innovation.

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    July 5, 2017

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    Still Time to Register for July 13 ACE Webinar on the Power of Apprenticeship Programs

    A free July 13 ACE webinar will explore the potential of work-based earn-and-learn models that offer pathways to postsecondary credentials and careers with family-sustaining wages.

  • ACE Regional Liaisons: Engaged in the Field

    Beginning with this quarter, ACE’s regional liaisons will share their current projects across the country to demonstrate how institutions are applying and articulating ACE credit recommendations and other credit for prior learning (CPL) options within their institutions and state university systems. If you identify projects or training initiatives that may be beneficial for your institution, please contact the respective Regional Liaison or email for assistance.

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    Being Intentional About Including Faculty in Credit for Prior Learning and Administering Portfolios

    ACE Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) stimulus institution administrators provide information about CPL programs, faculty training and development and tools and resources for professional development.

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    Mapping Military Training and Occupations - Part Two

    This 2-part webinar convenes a group of representatives from two-and four-year institutions that have put effective processes into place and begun to build “maps to credentials” for a range of degree programs. In Part 2, view examples of degree maps articulating military training and occupations and providing options to fulfill competency gaps.

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    ACE Corporate Membership

    The ACE Corporate Membership program offers engagement opportunities and access to ACE leadership and members; communications and insights to help you understand how to better serve campuses throughout the country; year-round visibility and brand awareness; and special opportunities aligned with the ACE Annual Meeting, the nation’s premier higher education event.

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    2017-2018 College and University Partnerships Webinars

    The American Council on Education (ACE) College and University Partnerships (CUP) Division will host a complimentary webinar on October 18, 2:00-3:30 ET, on credit for prior learning (CPL) pathways with ACE CREDIT* recommendations. Collaborative Credentialing: Back to School with ACE CREDIT Recommendations features three organizations: JetBlue Airways, Saylor Academy and These organizations have created postsecondary pathways for JetBlue employees through credit for prior learning options. Learn about the JetBlue Scholars program from Cody Cleverly, Manager for Academic Programs at JetBlue, which provides employees with a degree pathway through alternative credits.

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    Internal Marketing: Building Credit for Prior Learning Commitment across the Institution

    Panelists from both two-year and four-year institutions engaged webinar participants in their discussions about building strong CPL practices and products that serve students effectively while also engaging their colleagues consistently. The discussion centered around how to build sustainable CPL programs and the idea that institutional stakeholders need to be informed and engaged from policy to practice.

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    CPL: Charting Institutional Practice for Sustainability

    Credit for Prior Learning: Charting Institutional Practice for Sustainability introduces higher education leaders to the exciting opportunity to deploy “credit for prior learning” as part of redesigning our colleges and universities for the twenty-first century. The co-authors—Lakin, Nellum, Seymour, and Crandall—give us the theory, strategy, and process for faculty and administrators to undertake some bold, new initiatives for envisioning and creating new pathways for students to progress more quickly through their undergraduate arts, sciences, and occupational programs that take advantage of what they have already learned.

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    CPL Primer, Part 1 What is Credit for Prior Learning and Why Should It Be Recognized?

    This presentation will provide information about credit for prior learning programs at three higher ed institutions.

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    Mapping Military Training and Occupations - Part One

    This 2-part webinar convenes a group of representatives from two-and four-year institutions that have put effective processes into place and begun to build “maps to credentials” for a range of degree programs.