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Throughout 2014, CAEL’s 40th Anniversary year, the Forum and News will be publishing regular articles from CAEL’s friends and partners in serving adult learners.

This article is from Catherine Marienau, professor and faculty mentor at DePaul University School for New Learning, coordinator of the Master of Arts in Educating Adults program at the School for New Learning, and leadership team member of the Center to Advance Education for Adults (CAEA). Dr. Marienau has been an active member of CAEL since the early 1970s and is the co-author of Assessing Learning, 2nd ed. She frequently works with CAEL as the co-designer of PLA online certification and as a presenter for CAEL webinars and national conferences on PLA and competency-based learning.

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