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Challenge Accepted! Developing Challenge Exams as a Method to Assess Prior Learning

Meeting Date(s):Thursday, November 9 2017
Instructor:Christian Roldan-Johnson
Contact Hours:2
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Per Adjunct Union Contract 3.G - Adjunct faculty will not be compensated for attending programs, workshops, seminars, courses or meetings to meet federal, state or grant requirements under which an adjunct provides instruction. Check with Division office for guidelines.

Adjunct faculty currently under contract will be compensated $35/contact hour up to a maximum of 11 contact hours for the academic year (fall and spring semesters combined; no summer stipends). Please note that there are some TLETC classes that are not offered for faculty credit.

Description:This workshop will model a process for developing challenge exams for use in a credit for prior learning (CPL) program by adapting existing course exams. Participants will be able to use this process and the associated materials to work with faculty colleagues to develop challenge exams and have them available for students who pursue CPL credit using this method. The workshop will address three factors to consider when evaluating existing exams for use as final exams: scope, content, and format. Workshop activities will focus on evaluating existing exams in terms of these three elements. Participants should bring a course syllabus and final exam to the workshop to use the basis for workshop activities. Teams of faculty may work together in the workshop, using the same final, department exam, or set of tests to draft a challenge exam for use in credit for prior learning. Following the workshop, participants will have time to continue developing a challenge exam and then have a final individual coaching session (via phone, email or face to face) with the presenter.

Presenter is Donna Younger, Ed.D.

For over thirty years, Donna Younger has served as a practitioner, consultant, and researcher in the field of adult human development and learning. In her current position as Senior Fellow and formerly as the Associate Vice President for Higher Education at CAEL (Council for Adult and Experiential Learning), she engages in consulting, training, and research projects regarding credit for prior learning and competency based education.