The top 5 faculty challenges to PLA

How to answer their toughest questions

Topics: Prior Learning Assessment, Academic Affairs, Student Retention and Success

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Ashley DelamaterAshley Delamater, Research Analyst

Struggling to get your faculty onboard with Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)? Even though PLA appeals to adult learners and can promote student success, many faculty members remain skeptical of its rigor and value. However, clear evidence of assessment quality and student success can overcome faculty resistance.

The questions and responses below are informed by conversations with PLA best practitioners and can be adapted to reflect your institution’s policies. Use this guide to support conversations about PLA with skeptical faculty.