a qualitative study of higher education policy and practice IN AWARDING credit for prior learning and experience
By Dr. John Slama, Ed.D.
Credit transfer policy and practice is an enduring topic within higher education. This grounded theory study examined the policies and practices of nine Minnesota institutions around the awarding of college credit for prior learning and experience. In-depth interviews were conducted with those individuals serving as advisors to students through the credit transfer and awarding process. Study participants equally represented public, private not-for-profit and for-profit institutions with large and small enrollments.