Collection: Research Materials
This document grew out of a collaborative research project on quality assurance in prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) in post-secondary education. It offers practical ideas for post-secondary institutions and individual faculty members on how they can improve PLAR quality assurance measures.
The guide includes sections on institution-wide policies; criteria for assessment procedures; PLAR process, roles and responsibilities; monitoring and evaluation; and professional development.
The authors note that the guide is not intended to be prescriptive. Rather, it provides a range of measures from which administrators and faculty can select the most appropriate strategies.
The research project also produced an annotated bibliography and a series of recommendations on the role of PLAR in postsecondary education.