• Pre-Conference Workshops
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      Tuesday, November 5, 2019

      8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      Career-Aligned Advising

      This workshop will focus on the specific aspects of advising students for their career preparation and will include topics such as strategic planning and goal setting, using assessments effectively, career exploration, networking, and creating a career toolkit. 

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Define career-aligned advising and discuss the essential elements required for holistic advising;
      • Identify various types of assessments and the benefits and challenges related to each;                                        
      • Differentiate between types of career resources and provide guidance to advisees on which resources to utilize for their individual situations;
      • Introduce the elements of an effective career toolkit and prescribe specific activities to advisees; and                
      • Evaluate the needs of specific populations and provide direction to advisees as they create their career action plans.

      Target Audience: Career-services advisors


      Pre-Conference Presenter:
      8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      Faculty Assessor Training for PLA Portfolios and Institutional Assessments

      This newly redesigned workshop will prepare faculty to develop and assess various forms of prior learning assessment; including portfolios and institutional “challenge” assessments. Topics will include developing a portfolio development process for students and designing written challenge exams, skills demonstrations, and oral interviews. Participants will review sample assessment rubrics and will have an opportunity to assess multiple portfolios for practice. Additional activities will including teams working together to map sample assessments back to course outcomes, design sample assessments, and discuss strategies for incorporating different prior learning assessment methods into their curricula. NOTE: Participants who wish to achieve a CAEL Faculty Assessor Certificate must complete the process in a self-directed online assessment module upon the conclusion of the workshop.

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Identify and explain the principles and value of experiential learning;
      • Review the CAEL Ten Standards for Assessing Learning in PLA and discuss how to apply them in practice;
      • Discuss the tools and processes necessary to prepare students for developing portfolios;
      • Practice assessing student portfolios using sample rubrics and providing formative feedback to students;
      • Describe the difference between a course challenge exam and a final exam;
      • Articulate the characteristics of each of the three styles of institutional challenge exams;
      • Compare and contrast the benefits and challenges of each style;
      • Utilize the development tools for each style; and
      • Design an action plan for next steps in developing specific practices at your institution.

      Target Audience: Faculty Members who will be responsible for designing, delivering, and evaluating student portfolios and institutional-based prior learning assessments.

      Pre-Conference Presenter:
      8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      From the Ground Up: Building the Foundations of a PLA Program

      This workshop is designed to cover all the questions you have about prior learning assessment but were afraid to ask!  Designed as an introduction to prior learning assessment, the workshop will begin by laying a foundation by exploring the different opportunities students have to demonstrate their knowledge and learning, and the impact PLA has on organizational practices and student success. This will be followed with an interactive discussion about best practices in implementing an effective PLA program within your institution. Participants will engage in case studies that examine principles of organizational change and how a PLA program becomes integral to student learning and success. Using sample documents, scenarios, and institutional examples, participants will work collaboratively to create an action plan and design processes for introducing or expanding PLA options to gain support from key campus constituencies. As a result, participants will be able to build an action plan for executing a prior learning assessment program on their own campuses.

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Describe the various forms of PLA and utilize the steps, tools and procedures in the PLA process;
      • Illustrate and apply the CAEL principles of best practice in PLA;
      • Articulate the roles and responsibilities of those involved in the PLA process;
      • Determine decision points for effective PLA implementation;
      • Identify strategies for gaining buy-in from faculty, administrators, & students; and
      • Distinguish options for PLA-related organizational structures and action plans.

      Target Audience: PLA owners (Coordinators/ Administrators/degree planners), University Administration, Registrars, Faculty Members who advise course scheduling/ degree plans



      Pre-Conference Presenter:
      8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      PLA and the Military-Connected Student: Assessing Military Prior Learning for Academic Credit

      If you are a student advisor, faculty member, or other academic professional who directly works with military students and their degree plans, this workshop is for you. Bring your laptop! This hands-on workshop will equip participants with the tools and best practices critical to assessing military learning for college credit. Participants will learn how to utilize online resources and will directly apply their learning to review case studies and complete sample degree plans for military students. Classroom activities will include assessing military transcripts (JST/CCAF), navigating the ACE Military Guide and ACE military credit recommendations, identifying potential credit through proficiency testing (e.g., CLEP, DSST, UExcel, etc.) and crosswalking curricula for academic credit. As a result of this workshop, participants will increase their PLA savvy and be able to identify and respond to specific challenges and issues that affect military students’ degree plans.

      Learning Outcomes:

      • Describe the key characteristics & cultural traits/strengths of a military connected student
      • Identify the barriers that impact military-connected students
      • Define PLA  and what college-level learning entails
      • Determine appropriate methods of PLA
      • Evaluate case studies and apply the 10 Standards for Assessing Learning & Assuring Quality
      • Discuss specific military-connected student support needs beyond PLA
      • Design specific action plans for what comes next for each institution

      Target Audience: PLA owners (Coordinators/Administrators/degree planners), Advisors and/or Faculty Members who advise course scheduling/degree plans and work with military-connected students/student veterans



      Pre-Conference Presenter:

    • General Program
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      Tuesday, November 5, 2019

      8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      Expert lab
      8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      Pre-conference Workshops
      12:00 PM  -  1:00 PM
      Luncheon
      3:00 PM  -  7:00 PM
      Registration for CAEL Conference
       

      Wednesday, November 6, 2019

      8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      Nactel Meeting
      8:15 AM  -  9:00 AM
      Introduction for Newcomers
      9:00 AM  -  10:30 AM
      Opening Keynote
      10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Coffee Break
      11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Learning Lab
      11:00 AM  -  12:00 PM
      Learning Lab
      11:00 AM  -  11:50 AM
      Workshop
      11:00 AM  -  11:50 AM
      Workshop
      11:00 AM  -  11:50 AM
      Workshop
      11:00 AM  -  11:50 AM
      Workshop
      11:00 AM  -  11:50 AM
      Workshop
      12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Luncheon, Award & Keynote - Van Ton-Quinlivan
      Keynote Speaker:
      2:15 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Deep Dive Workshop
      2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
      Learning Lab
      2:15 PM  -  3:15 PM
      Learning Lab
      2:15 PM  -  3:05 PM
      Workshop
      2:15 PM  -  3:05 PM
      Workshop
      2:15 PM  -  3:05 PM
      Workshop
      2:15 PM  -  3:05 PM
      Workshop
      3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Afternoon Food Break & Exhibits
      4:00 PM  -  5:00 PM
      Student/Practitioner Panel
      5:00 PM  -  6:00 PM
      Welcome Reception
       

      Thursday, November 7, 2019

      7:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      CAEL Conference Registration Re-opens
      7:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
      Breakfast and Exhibits
      8:00 AM  -  5:00 PM
      EPCE Meeting
      8:30 AM  -  9:00 AM
      Storytelling Sessions
      9:15 AM  -  10:15 AM
      Keynote
      10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Coffee Break
      10:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Exhibitor Showcase
      11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
      Learning Lab
      11:15 AM  -  12:15 PM
      Learning Lab
      11:15 AM  -  12:05 PM
      Workshop
      11:15 AM  -  12:05 PM
      Workshop
      11:15 AM  -  12:05 PM
      Workshop
      11:15 AM  -  12:05 PM
      Workshop
      11:15 AM  -  12:05 PM
      Workshop
      12:30 PM  -  2:00 PM
      Luncheon, Award and Keynote
      2:15 PM  -  5:05 PM
      Learning Lab
      2:15 PM  -  5:05 PM
      Learning Lab
      2:15 PM  -  3:05 PM
      Workshop
      2:15 PM  -  3:05 PM
      Workshop
      2:15 PM  -  3:05 PM
      Workshop
      2:15 PM  -  3:05 PM
      Workshop
      3:30 PM  -  4:00 PM
      Exhibit Hall and Research Stories
      4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Meet the Experts
      4:15 PM  -  5:15 PM
      Roundtables
      7:00 PM  -  9:00 PM
      Evening Reception
       

      Friday, November 8, 2019

      7:30 AM  -  11:00 AM
      Conference Registration Re-opens
      8:00 AM  -  8:45 AM
      Coffee with Collaborators
      8:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
      EPCE Meeting
      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Learning Lab
      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Learning Lab
      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Learning Lab
      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Workshop
      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Workshop
      9:00 AM  -  9:50 AM
      Workshop
      10:00 AM  -  10:50 AM
      EdTalks
      11:00 AM  -  12:30 PM
      Brunch and Keynote
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