Summary: M. Policy on Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition
MOTION to approve the following policy recognizing student's prior learning.
In consultation with appropriate members of Departments/Programs, the Faculty of Arts
may evaluate and grant credit for qualifying informal learning up to a maximum of 15
credit hours. Credit may be granted on a case by case basis and according to the
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment process. Credit will only be awarded for
demonstrated learning which includes knowledge, skills and abilities. It will not be
awarded for experience alone.
The University of Regina processes used for evaluating prior learning include:
a) assessment of educational documents
b) assessment of portfolios that identify and verify prior learning
Granting credit under a) the assessment of educational documents is addressed in the
University Calendar (see sections 2.4.2 and 10.3.1).
The procedure for assessment of portfolios (b) is as follows. Credit may be granted as
elective transfer credit, as credit specific to courses in the Faculty of Arts, or as a
combination of both up (i.e., Level credit in a particular discipline) to the maximum of 15
credit hours that may be used toward any program offered by the Faculty of Arts.
In the case of elective transfer credit, two faculty members, from relevant disciplines in
the Faculty of Arts, will be asked by the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) or the federated
college Dean or designate to evaluate a portfolio supplied by a student who is seeking