The Reflection Force is With Her!

Business and Leadership major Peggy Fisher completed her Credit for Prior Learning Portfolio earning 44 credits towards her undergraduate degree! Although Peggy began PLA late in her degree-seeking journey, she gained a variety of key insights about the reflection process and remains passionate about its major role in life-long learning. As Peggy wound up her participation in the PLA program, she commented “I am confident that I do have a wealth of learning through experience that is often far richer and meaningful than what I would have learned in a classroom.”

Peggy wrote for a variety of topics, all based on learning experiences from her personal and professional life:

  • COMM 227 Nonverbal Communication
  • COMM 105 Listening
  • MSD 117 Customer Relations
  • CMST 210 Interpersonal Communication
  • ENG 135 Introduction to Technical Writing
  • BM 420 Project Management
  • BA 206 Management Fundamentals
  • COMM 130 Business and Professional Speech Communication
  • CMST 230 Small Group Communication
  • BUS 205 Business Communication

We can tell you everything you need to know about Prior Learning…

Attend our PLA Information Meeting on Monday, March 11 to learn how you can earn college credit and save time and money through our Prior Learning Assessment program.

BP John Administration building, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Call 503.699.6260 for more information.

Carleen Walsh: Credit for Diverse Knowledge

Carleen Walsh, an Interdisciplinary Studies major with concentrations in Early Childhood Education, Psychology, and Literature, recently completed her Prior Learning Assessment Portfolio, earning 45 credits for knowledge she gained through her professional and personal experiences – that’s the maximum number of PLA credits a Marylhurst student can earn!  Here is a list of the courses Carleen wrote for:

  • Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • Introduction to Law – Fundamentals
  • Introduction to Law – Substantive Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation
  • Evidence
  • Observation and Guidance I
  • Environment and Curriculum II
  • Instructional Strategies – Reading
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Effective Listening
  • Introduction to Christian Bible
  • Nutrition
  • Backpacking: Map and Compass

Congraulations, Carleen!

One thing of note that Carleen included in her Final Reflection Essay was this:

As I was writing each essay, I was totally caught up in what I was writing about, and became aware how much knowledge I gained through different experiences.  Some of these experiences were over 10 years ago, but I was back at that time as I was writing the essay, and reading material showed me how much I know about a certain subject.