Recognition of Learning

A research initiative to inform policy and practice

WICHE received funding from Lumina Foundation and Strada Education Network from 2018-2020 to partner with several organizations to conduct original research and a broad landscape analysis focused on policy and practice issues related to the recognition of prior learning. The landscape analysis focuses on issues arising in the practice of the recognition of prior learning, policies that encourage or limit its adoption, and key research needs and future directions for the field. The original research completed by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) focuses on the outcomes of prior learning assessment (PLA) recipients. This work has culminated in a series of briefs, reports, and actionable toolkits that can be found on this website later this summer.



For questions, please contact:

Sarah Leibrandt

Senior Research Analyst, Policy Analysis and Research