Moving from a Degree-Centric Postsecondary System to an Incremental Credentialing System: What Happens to Learners’ Financing Options?

Participant Profile

CREDENTIAL AS YOU GO PARTICIPANT

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

WEBSITE

TYPE

Public University

LOCATION

Pembroke, North Carolina

COHORT

2022

Implementation stage & efforts to date

Full Implementation Stage:

  • Excellence in Online Teaching Excellence credential
  • Project Management Certificate
  • Transfer pathway options for military affiliated learners through articulations with partner community colleges.

Design Stage

  • Human Resources Certificate
  • Policy-setting at the institutional level
  • Make online non-credit certificates accessible in Department of Defense Credentialing Opportunities Online (COOL) portals
  • Strengthen community college partnerships and articulation agreements to expand credit for prior learning opportunities for military students to include incremental credentials (credit and non-credit)

Goals for participation

  • Expanding credit for prior learning opportunities for military and veterans
  • Strengthening collaborative partnerships with regional employers by offering affordable and accessible continuing education opportunities
  • Streamline assessment process for military transfer credit

 

Associated Case Studies

Project Management Certificate

By earning the Project Management Certificate, students fulfill the instructional requirement for the PMI exam.

Improving Education and Employment Outcomes