Presentations

Best Practices in Competency-Based Education and Prior Learning Assessment

Presented at: Day Conference for Faculty Coordinators and Administrators

10:25am-11:25am

Single Session

Room 8107

Presented by: 

Kahlon, Amardeep

Description: 

This presentation will give an overview of the highly successful Competency Based program at Austin Community College in the Computer Studies area. The presentation will also include the PLA practices adopted by the Computer Studies department. This presentation will be of great interest to institutions looking to offer a competency based award, certificate, or degree. Austin Community College developed and delivered a very successful competency based program. The program went live in Fall 2013. Funding for the development of this program was provided by a Department of Labor grant. There were many lessons learned and many best practices that emerged. This presentation will give an overview of this highly acclaimed Competency Based program in the Computer Studies area. The presentation will also include the PLA practices adopted by the Computer Studies department.