New Playbook: Incremental Credentialing in Graduate Education

Tools and Resources

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Playbooks

Credential As You Go Playbooks are “how-to” guides to provide topics, policies and practices that support developing an incremental credentialing system. Each playbook addresses different components core to incremental credentialing. Additional playbooks will be added as they are developed and new topics arise.

Each playbook includes a purpose statement; template(s), questions, and/or checklists to guide developments; and case studies/examples. In addition, playbooks contain related resources such as the Credential As You Go Dictionary, video recordings from Credential As You Go webinars, the Learn & Work Ecosystem Library, and resources others have recommended for this topic. These playbooks are living documents. As more incremental credentials are designed, tested, and implemented, the playbooks will reflect lessons learned, additional case studies, and new tools created by stakeholders.

Building a Communications and Marketing Plan for Individual Incremental Credentials

Describes the ways in which communications and marketing at the institutional or program level (for individual incremental credentials) are critical components an incremental credentialing system.

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Building a Communications and Marketing Strategy in a State or Institution for Incremental Credentialing

Describes the ways in which communications and marketing at the state and institution levels are critical components to an incremental credentialing system.

Building Incremental Credentials

Provides an overview of incremental credentials, key considerations when designing and implementing different credentials, and links to case studies that illustrate different incremental credentials.

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Embedding and Aligning Certifications with Academic Programs

Explores key issues associated with embedding or aligning certifications with academic degree and certificate programs.

Incremental Credentialing Framework

Describes the six approaches included in the Incremental Credentialing Framework which can serve as a guide to developing and implementing incremental credentials. The playbook also...

Learner Supports

Guides credential providers (higher education institutions and third-party providers) to ensure that learner supports are effectively integrated into incremental credentials.

Making the Case

Gives people in the learn-and-work ecosystem key information they can use to make the case for incremental credentialing.

Policy in Incremental Credentialing

Describes the many policies that impact incremental credentialing for colleges and universities (and other credential providers) to keep in mind when developing and implementing incremental...

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Events

Network Conference

Embedding Industry Certifications in Academic Programs Summit

Accreditation & Quality Assurance Summit

Language Used in the Credentialing Space Summit

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Videos

Technology Video

Communications Video

Making the Case Video

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Credential As You Go Dictionary

See the Credential As You Go Dictionary for key terms, concepts, and context related to incremental credentials. The following terms have been selected from the larger Key Definitions document. It should be noted, there are multiple definitions for many of these terms; i.e., there is no common standard definition for these terms.

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Making The Case Resources

Making the Case Playbook

Readiness

Drivers for Change

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FAQs

Equity

Barriers to Change

Curricula

Advisory Board

Accreditation

Improving Education and Employment Outcomes