The Professional Academic Review Council (PARC)
Please let us introduce ourselves. Our focus is to create career ladder educational opportunities for adult learners. We work with businesses, industry, organizations, individuals and educational institutions, to invite partnerships for adult education.
Non-traditional university programs are transforming higher education's delivery of courses nationwide such as; professional portfolio development, distance learning, computer courses and correspondence courses to mention a few. We deliver a workshop "Earning College Credits For What You Know" and share Lois Lamdin's book.
We research traditional and non-traditional opportunities to encourage working adults to return to college and complete a degree. We research university requirements for documentation of prior life-long learning for college credits. We prepare adults to enroll.
PARC offers expertise in delivering CEUs for conferences and seminars as well as company training. We negotiate with colleges and universities to prepare documentation the institutions require for implementing the learning, so it becomes measurable knowledge.
PARC networks with colleges and universities, who currently use traditional as well as non-traditional opportunities, to earn college credits and formulate partnerships with companies to develop courses.
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
A CEU is ten hours of academic seat time, delivered by a qualified instructor, with current appropriate information and an identified need. A CEU is NOT college credit. The CEU hour(s) and information implemented can be assessed by the college or university as knowledge learned for college credit.
In other words:
1. You attended class...
2. "What did you do with the information you learned?"
3. "How did you implement the objectives of the training?"
4. "Can you produce completed works, written materials, lesson plans, projects etc.? "
5. Your knowledge must match a college course. The measurable knowledge gained and documented can be planned ahead to match college courses.
PARC advocates choosing a process of training that is directional. By educating the public to the process of the Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and teaching instructors how to qualify their training, we are creating the opportunity for career ladder advancement.
We qualify company training, organization training and presenter training for CEUs. We work with college and universities to accept CEU hours. Many colleges require documentation of academic seat time hours to be equal to the hours expected for on-site instruction when presented in portfolio.
PARC negotiates these articulation agreements.
We qualify instructors for issuing CEUs by reviewing their resume, curriculum and presentation format. We adhere to the learning objectives that are required for portfolio documentation for colleges and universities who share their information.
The Professional Academic Review Council was founded in 1994 after 10 years of learning the CEU and College Credit agenda. Pioneering in the adult life long learning for college credit arena was new and very exciting.
We are able to work with institutions of higher learning and help them recognize our business and industry associates training, as well as our early childhood educators as "experienced adult students." PARC shares the potential for their continuing education departments by working to develop opportunities for staff and directors to continue their education. We are happy to report universities have worked with us and are developing new incentives we can offer you.
Corporate America is upgrading company training to reach career ladder opportunities in education for their employees. The motivation is to retain staff who are loyal and committed.
PARC is working with companies to find colleges and universities who are "adult friendly" and willing to partnership with companies. PARC works to have company training evaluated and included in courses. PARC articulates training through universities.
PARC partners to offer courses to companies on or off-site, to accommodate employees' during their down hours.
EARLY CHILDHOOD AND PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHERS
PARC was driven by Pennsylvania's requirements for teachers to have 24 semester credits in early childhood education to work in a Non-Public Academic Preschool.
Child Care companies are seeking quality enhancements to retain staff. CEUs for training, and credit opportunities for training are currently considered the trend for funding. Directional training addressing indicators for core curriculum is being addressed throughout the country.
Public School teachers are fast learning the degree of the past will soon need clock hours in continuing education and additional coursework and credits.