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

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Policy in Incremental Credentialing

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Policy That Affects Incremental Credentialing

Policy Bodies

An array of entities and organizations can influence the move to an incremental credentialing system. The main ones include:

  • Government – federal
  • Government – state
  • State higher education systems, state coordinating boards
  • Accrediting organizations
  • Institutional entities, including boards of regents

Policy from other entities may also influence the move to incremental credentialing. Such entities include employers; labor unions, particularly in relation to apprenticeship programs; and community-based entities such as libraries, immigrant support centers, Goodwill centers, and others.

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