Public postsecondary undergraduate and graduate institution
Implementation stage & efforts to date
Data gathered on students who have completed the courses required for three certificates
Once identified, qualified students will be offered the appropriate certificate and that conferral will go on student record
The Marketing and Recruitment departments are working on outreach to offer these new credentials to encourage students to re-enroll and continue toward degree completion
CSU-P is piloting this model for these three certificates with the intention of identifying other opportunities in other departments
Goals for participation
Develop a prototype for capturing opportunities for students who have completed course work but haven’t been recognized for the work
Expand this practice to other programs
Develop new credentials that address workforce upskilling and reskilling needs and use those as a re-enrollment strategy to encourage learners to return to school and/or as a retention strategy offering shorter term recognition as students move through their programs
Associated Case Studies
Surveying and Modeling Certificate
Surveying and Modeling Certificate is designed to provide extensive and comprehensive knowledge in land surveying and civil drafting that is required for the construction industry.
The Construction Project Manager Certificate is designed to provide extensive and comprehensive knowledge in controlling and mentoring, planning and management that is required for the construction industry.
The certificate in Homeland Security was designed by faculty to provide students with an opportunity for introductory level study of real world political and public policy issues involved in prevention and response to natural and man-made disasters and events.
Credential As You Go has acquired three phases of funding to date. Lumina Foundation funded Phase I, resulting in the Incremental Credential Framework for testing. The Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education funds Phase II (Grant R305T210063), which focuses on rapid prototyping of and research on incremental credentials with a national campaign. An anonymous private donor fund at the Program on Skills, Credentials & Workforce Policy at George Washington University funds the development of the prototype Learn and Work Ecosystem Library. Walmart funds Phase III, which focuses on systems change for expansion and sustainability of incremental credentials. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of Lumina Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, the U.S. Department of Education, Walmart, or George Washington University.