CFL - Class Schedules, Program and Course Information
Courses offered through the Credit for Learning Project do not follow the typical semester schedule. They follow more of a professional development scheduling format utilized at the Cabinet to be responsive to policies and procedures related to timelines for completing professional development requirements, budget, travel, and compensation for extra hours worked (outside of the required 37.5 hours/week). Employees typically travel to a university location (i.e. UofL, EKU, UK, WKU) or a regional training center/office (i.e. Frankfort, Northern Kentucky) for the classes. Classes typically are from noon-4 on Monday, 8:30-4pm from Tuesday-Thursday. Depending on the course, meeting days/times may vary. However, all credit for learning classes meet the hours of instruction requirement for a course as established by UofL and UK.
Instructional Methods and Delivery
University instructors and training personnel work as a team to ensure that University and Cabinet requirements are met. A team teaching approach has taken shape where university faculty and training personnel take turns delivering specific content in which they have expertise. As this team teaching approach evolves, it is hoped that more of integration in the classroom will take place. A combination of lecture, group discussion, activities, video and audiotapes are used to get across ideas in the classroom. All classes have required readings, papers and/or tests. The Blackboard system is utilized to enhance traditional instructional methods. University faculty members are responsible for establishing and grading assignments and determining final grades for each participant.