Empire State University Magazines and Journals


Cover of Connections magazine

Connections is Empire State University's alumni magazine. The biannual publication provides a glimpse of what's happening at the university. It also introduces readers to the alumni, students, faculty, and staff who make up the university's vibrant community.

To submit a story idea, contact the editor, Winnie Yu, at winnie.yu@sunyempire.edu.

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All About Mentoring

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A publication of Empire State University, All About Mentoring provides opportunities for colleagues from across the university to share scholarly activities, reflect on ideas and practices about teaching, learning and mentoring, and, prompted by essays, visual art, poetry, and reviews from inside and outside the university, to think about a range of issues, questions, and experiences relevant to our common work. For submissions information, contact Editor Alan Mandell (Alan.Mandell@sunyempire.edu).

All-About-Mentoring-Issue-56-Winter-24 (PDF 10,387kB)


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The university's occasional paper series brings together the ideas, voices and multiple perspectives of those engaged in thinking about adult higher education today. The goals are to examine critically our theories and practices, to provoke dialogue, and to imagine new possibilities of teaching and learning. For submissions information, contact Editor Alan Mandell (Alan.Mandell@sunyempire.edu) or Associate Editor Karen LaBarge (Karen.LaBarge@sunyempire.edu).

Prior Learning Assessment Inside Out

PLA Inside Out: An International Journal on Theory, Research and Practice in Prior Learning Assessment (PLAIO) is the first scholarly online journal entirely devoted to the recognition and assessment of prior experiential learning, edited by Nan Travers, director of the Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning (CL2), and Alan Mandell, professor of adult learning and mentoring at Empire State University. Karen LaBarge, senior staff assistant for faculty development at Empire State University is the associate editor.

The goal of this electronic publication is to help anchor prior learning assessment (PLA) work as central to thinking about teaching and learning, to support and recognize scholarly work in the field of prior learning assessment, to provoke new ideas and experiences in PLA practices, to provide a central repository for PLA-relevant resources, and to place PLA work in an historical context.

Prior learning assessment is known throughout the world by many different names: Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Assessment of Prior Learning (APL), Assessment of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL), Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Prior Learning Assessment and Articulation (PLAA), to name a few. The goal of PLAIO is to address all forms of recognizing, articulating and assessing prior college-level learning, regardless of its name or its country of origin.

For submissions information, contact Travers, Mandell or LaBarge at plainsideout@sunyempire.edu.

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