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For immediate release: October 2, 2012
Media Contact: Greg Fitzgerald
Chief of Staff

MHEC Forum on Innovative Approaches to Credit Accumulation

The Maryland Higher Education Commission will be hosting a statewide discussion on non-traditional ways to incite student process toward the completion of a postsecondary credential of value. The theme of this forum, Innovative Approaches to Credit Accumulation, represents Maryland’s commitment to exploring new pathways for realizing Governor O’Malley’s college completion goal – that 55% of Marylanders will hold a college degree or certificate by the year 2025.

This forum is designed to critically examine the role that competency-based learning, prior learning assessment, massive open online courses (MOOCs) and other important strategies play in advancing Maryland’s completion agenda. The forum will feature Dr. Amy Sherman, Associate Vice President for Policy and Strategic Alliance at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), as the keynote speaker.

The event will take place in Annapolis, Maryland at the Miller Senate Office Building beginning on October 3, 2012 at 9:00am. If you have any questions please contact Mr. Greg FitzGerald, Chief of Staff, at 410-767-3043 or gfitzger@mhec.state.md.us.


The Maryland Higher Education Commission is Maryland’s higher education coordinating board responsible for establishing statewide policies for Maryland public and private colleges and universities and for-profit career schools. MHEC also administers state financial aid programs that affect students on a statewide basis.

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