Credit for Prior Learning
You may be closer than you think. The Organizational and Professional Development program recognizes that students learn skills in a variety of ways and in a variety of environments. Our portfolio process helps students identify and document college-level workplace learning. Based on an evaluation of the portfolio, students may earn as much as 30 credit hours towards Bachelor of Science degree within the Organizational and Professional Development Program.
To prepare the portfolio, students enroll in OPD 3000 Learning Analysis Through Portfolio Development where they are guided through the various stages of portfolio development.
|There are four major stages of portfolio development:
The OPD portfolio process aligns with national standards sponsored by the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning.
The OPD 3000 Learning Analysis Through Portfolio Development Course is only offered in the Fall semester. Students writing a portfolio will have one year to complete and submit their portfolio.
For example: If a student enrolls in OPD 3000 in Fall 2010, their portfolio is due the first day of class in Fall 2011.
There are costs involved in offering a quality experiential learning portfolio. These costs include copying, postage, and evaluation fees as well as the time commitment on the part of the portfolio advisor.
Students choosing to develop an experiential learning portfolio with credit awarded through OPD 3200 will be charged the following fees:
A Submission Fee whose dollar amount is equivalent to one semester hour of tuition.
A Chapter (3 semester hours) Evaluation Fee whose dollar amount is equivalent to one-third of one semester hour of tuition for each 3 SH chapter submitted. The total Evaluation Fee will vary depending upon the total number of chapters submitted.
To find out more about OPD 3000 or if you have adequate experience for prior learning credits contact: