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ACE and Blackboard to Host Event on Alternate Pathways to Degree Completion

February 09, 2015

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Two Papers to be Released at Event

​ACE’s Center for Education Attainment and Innovation and Center for Policy Research and Strategy are co-hosting an event Feb. 20 with Blackboard on alternate pathways to degree completion for post-traditional students.

Aligning Innovations to Promote Learning and Quality Credentials: Competency Based Education and Credit For Prior Learning will take place from 9:30–11:30 a.m. EST at the Aspen Institute at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC.

Two papers will be released at the event. The first is “Credit for Prior Learning: Charting Institutional Practice for Sustainability,” which identifies successful strategies to make credit for prior learning an essential component of an institution’s mission and part of the continuum of teaching, learning and assessment.

The second is “The Currency of Higher Education: Credits and Competencies,” which explores the challenges in adapting the credit hour to an information-age economy that relies on greater flexibility and productivity.

Authors of the papers will give overviews of findings and will answer questions from the audience. There will also be a panel discussion at 10:30 a.m. moderated by Louis Soares, vice president of policy research and strategy for ACE. Other speakers will include:

  • Chris Nellum, senior policy analyst, ACE
  • Mary Beth Lakin, director of college and university partnerships, ACE
  • Deborah Seymour, assistant vice president, Center for Education Attainment and Innovation, ACE
  • Deborah Everhart, director of solutions strategy, Blackboard
  • Sally Johnstone, vice president for academic advancement, Western Governors University
  • Charla Long, independent consultant and former dean of the College of Professional Studies, Lipscomb University (TN)
  • Mike Reilly, executive director, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
  • Natasha Jankowski, associate director, Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

If you are interested in attending the event, please click here to register.

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