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

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Quality, Trust, and Value of Incremental Credentials

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Quality, Trust, and Value of Incremental Credentials

Acknowledgements

Thank you to the valuable insights of the Credential As You Go Working Group on Quality & Trust: Vanessa Brown, Gardner Carrick, Bitsy Cohn, Amber Garrison-Duncan, Paul Gaston, Tom Green, Sally Johnstone, Kate Kazin, Mary Beth Lakin, Charla Long, Lisa Lutz, Kevin Martin, Alexi G. Matveev, Kate McConnell, Ken Sauer, Jeff Strohl, Roy Swift, Michelle Van Noy, and Amanda Winter.

Credential As You Go created this playbook with the help of the following author(s) and editor(s). We sincerely appreciate the effort.

  • Holly Zanville, George Washington University & Credential As You Go
  • Nan Travers, SUNY Empire State University & Credential As You Go
  • Melissa Goldberg, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce & Credential As You Go

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. Walmart funded Phase III, focusing on systems change for expansion and sustainability of incremental credentials. 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. 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.

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