Summary: Faculty of Arts Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition
In consultation with appropriate members of Departments/Programs, the Faculty of
Social Work 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 that are approved for prior learning
assessment, or as a combination of both up (i.e., Level credit in a particular discipline) to
the maximum of 15 credit hours.
In the case of elective credit, faculty members from relevant disciplines will be asked by
the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) or designate to evaluate a portfolio supplied by a
student who is seeking such credit.
In the case of course-specific credit, the Associate Dean (Undergraduate) or designate