Oregon University System level three colorbar with links to the Oregon University System homepage, the OUS search page, the OUS Index page, and the OUS Contacts page
Oregon University System logo, linked to the Oregon University System homepage Oregon University System
Academic Affairs - Transfer and Articulation
x
Transfer and Articulation Policies

quick links


link to meetings meetings
link to programs programs
link to admissions admissions
link to accountability accountability
link to transfer transfer
link to diversity diversity
link to disability svcs disability svcs
link to distance ed distance ed
link to study abroad study abroad
link to teacher ed teacher ed
link to other policies other policies
link to directory directory

Credit for Prior Learning

 

The Joint Boards Articulation Commission recommends that:

 

1. Credits completed through proficiency-based assessment methods be accepted for transfer among all Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges (NASC) accredited postsecondary institutions in Oregon. Allowance is made for individual campuses to accept credits consistent with NASC guidelines.

 

2. Compliance with the NASC and Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) standards related to proficiency-based assessment be required for credits granted for prior experiential learning or other options.

 

3. Accurate information about the use and transferability of each of the options for gaining credit for proficiency-based assessment should be made available to students. These credits will be accepted for elective credit and may apply to specific requirements in a studentís major.

 

 

Rationale:

 

Initiative for this new policy came from the JBAC. In a highly iterative process, both the OUS Academic Council and the Council of Instructional Administrators of the Oregon community colleges reviewed, revised, and approved the policy. (The OUS Academic Council approved the policy in February 2001.) "Credit for prior learning" (CPL) is the term applied to the demonstration of knowledge and skills gained outside the traditional classroom setting for which academic credit is awarded. Typically, a student interested in earning CPL documents appropriate knowledge in a specific area through the construction of a portfolio of materials that is evaluated by a faculty member. According to the "Policy on Credit for Prior Experiential Learning" of the Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, credit awarded for this type of learning may only be granted within the curricular offerings of the institution granting the credit, and credit earned in this manner must be identified as such on the studentís transcript.

Last updated: October 2, 2001


POLICY HOME  |  ACADEMIC HOME  |  SEARCH  |  INDEX  |  CONTACTS
 
© Oregon University System, 2001