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Faculty PLA Resources

Faculty Resources

Internal PLA Policies

Prior Learning Assessment Definition

Credit for Prior Learning Catalog Policy

Prior Learning Assessment Graduate School Catalog Policy

CPL Application Links

Credit for Prior Learning Application 

Credit for Prior Learning Payment Portal

Credit for Prior Learning Application Process Summary

PLA Process Diagrams 

PLA Advising Process Diagram 

PLA CPL Portoflio Process Diagram 

CSU Pueblo PLA Intake Surveys

Credit by Exam Survey

Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio Survey

Credit by Exam Equivalency Charts

AP Equivalency Chart

CLEP Equivalency Chart

DSST Equivalency Chart

IB Equivalency Chart

Sample CPL Portfolio Rubrics

Polk State

Stark State

Sample Statement of Prior Learning Papers


Sample Guidelines for Portfolio Components

City Vision

CAEL Research on PLA Benefits

72-Institution Study of PLA and Adult Student Outcomes Fact Sheet and Full Report

Underserved Student Research Brief

Do Methods Matter? PLA, Portfolio Assessment, and the Road to Completion and Persistence

Adult Learning Market Research

Straighterline Disengaged Learner Survey

CAEL Adult Learner Infographic 

CAEL 10 Principles for Effectively Serving Adults Infographic 

CAEL How to Attract Adult Learners PowerPoint Presentation

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) Membership 

CSU Pueblo has an Institutional CAEL Membership!

CAEL offers membership benefits, including access to research, professional development, and networking opportunities.

The 2023 CAEL Annual Conference will be in Baltimore, MD from November 8-10

If you're interested in membership, contact PLA Specialist Phillip Schulz (


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