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

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Making the Case

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Making the Case

Purpose

This playbook gives people in the learn-and-work ecosystem key information they can use to make the case for incremental credentialing. Case-making requires different information for various audiences, including the campus community, employers and industry partners, funders, learners, and policymakers. The playbook covers:

  • The case for incremental credentialing, is driven by four factors: (1) the nation’s dated, degree-centric postsecondary system, (2) credential expansion, (3) the need to improve equity in education, and (4) rapidly changing workforce needs.
  • How to define incremental credentialing and incremental credentials.
  • The benefits of incremental credentialing to various constituencies.

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