One in five Americans of working age has some college credit but has not completed a degree, and yet earning a post-secondary degree or credential is becoming a prerequisite for the majority of jobs of the new economy. Non-traditional learners, including returning veterans, who receive credit for prior learning (CPL) are more likely to attain a degree than those who do not.

In this interactive webinar, discover how credit for prior learning can be a strategy for accelerating degree completion.

Topics explored:

  • Barriers to and the importance of attainment.
  • How institutions have successfully implemented CPL.
  • Benefits of CPL for employers for growing a strong workplace.
  • The impact of CPL on and perspectives from non-traditional learners.


  • Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker is the president of Colorado State University-Global Campus, the nation’s first online fully accredited public university. Becky holds a Ph.D. in Organization and Management with a specialization in Leadership, an M.B.A. in Finance with a post-graduate certificate in Marketing Management, and a B.A. in Economics.
  • Dr. Robert Templin, Jr. has been the president of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)--one of the nation's largest community colleges -- since 2002. Over the last six years NOVA has doubled its number of degree graduates and has become the nation’s leading two-year college granting degrees in IT. NOVA’s transfer graduates have a baccalaureate completion rate of 81%.
  • Kathleen Winningham is the Manager, Disney University Operations & Leadership Programs for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. She is responsible for company on-boarding programs, leadership development programs, internship education, and business operations for the Disney University East Coast.

View the video below, or use the link under the video window to download the video file. You can download the accompanying slide deck by clicking here.

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