Recognizing Prior Learning in the COVID-19 Era


In March 2020, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and the accompanying economic impact changed higher education in the U.S. in unprecedented ways and had severe impacts on students. This brief summarizes some of the key findings from the landscape analysis and the joint research carried out by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning and WICHE and synthesizes recommendations from this work that practitioners and policymakers focused on postsecondary education and/or workforce development might consider as discussion moves toward recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. As this brief argues, fair and equitable recognition of prior learning is one tool among many that higher education can use during this unprecedented time to help more students and displaced workers earn valuable credentials, saving time and money in the process.


  • Year Published : 2020
  • Month Published : June
  • Media Type : pdf
  • Print Publication Number : 4a500121
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