How feasible is the Incremental Credential Framework across systems and institutions?
1.1 How feasible is the Incremental Credentialing Framework considering the perspectives of postsecondary systems, employers, and other state-level stakeholder groups for implementation at the institutional level within each system?
1.2 What factors influence implementation of the Framework at, and between, the system and institutional levels of state postsecondary education?
1.3 To what extent are employers partnered with participating institutions aware of, valuing, and using the emerging array of incremental credentials in their hiring and advancement practices?
1.4 How do grant-funded communication strategies (e.g., national campaign, website, communication materials) intended to advance awareness of and value for incremental credentialing further progress toward outcomes among system and institutional stakeholder groups?
1.5 Which actions support implementation of the Framework and corresponding policies and processes across different levels of state postsecondary education systems stakeholder groups, and in what ways?
1.6 How does execution of the Framework change institutions’ credentialing structures, technologies, activities, and services, considering anticipated action outcomes for personnel (e.g., changes in marketing, policies, articulation agreements, transcripting, advising, and student record systems)?
1.7 What conditions (e.g., existing student information and degree auditing systems) enable or constrain development and execution of incremental credentials at the academic area level (within institutions), particularly for similar content at different institutions? At the institutional level? At the state (and system) level?
1.8 What indicators of Framework readiness define key points in the evolution of system and institutional policies and processes for implementing incremental credentials sufficient to assess the promise of efficacy of the model?