Faculty and Staff Resources
UW-Parkside's adult and nontraditional students often have competing priorities and unique learning needs. Balancing the needs of traditional and nontraditional students in the same student population is no small feat for faculty, and the Center for Adult and Returning Students (CARS) is here to help.
If you have questions about adult student needs and best practices in the classroom, on your syllabi, and as mentors and advisors, or if your student may be a good fit for a Credit for Prior Learning opportunity, please reach out to us at the Center for Adult and Returning Students! Or, if your adult and nontraditional students need assistance, please refer them to us using the link above.
Credit for Prior Learning
UW-Parkside Credit for Prior Learning
Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
UPCEA (Professional, Continuing, and Online Education)
UW System Prior Learning Assessment Definition
UW System Principles and Guidelines for Quality Prior Learning Assessment (SYS 135 Appendix A)
UW System Credit for Military Training
Fueling the Race (pdf)
Recommended Standards in Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) Policy and Practice for Tennessee Public Colleges and Universities (pdf)
Quick Guide to Adult Learning Theories (pdf)
Quick Guide to Knowles’ 5 Assumptions of Adult Learners and 4 Principles of Andragogy
UW System Policy for Programming For The Non-Traditional Market In The UW System
U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Krista assists students prior to and throughout the enrollment process. She can help with questions about admission, program exploration and unofficial transfer credit evaluations.
Adult Student Enrollment Counselor
Dana Roders assists current students with their concerns, particularly with regards to earning college credit for previous learning acquired through work, training, volunteer experience, or military service.
Adult Student Program Manager