Credential As You Go Network
Embedding industry and other credentials into academic programs
Agenda and summary document
April 19, 2023
3:00-4:00 p.m. EDT
Co – Facilitators: Terryn Batiste and Melissa Goldberg
Affinity Group Kickoff
Looking forward to tomorrow’s affinity group on embedding industry and other credentials into academic programs. Here’s the agenda:
Many Credential As You Go Network members have an interest in embedding industry credentials into or aligning them with academic programs. The purpose of this affinity group is to discuss opportunities and challenges and share models, case studies and resources to pave the way for bringing industry certifications into academic programs.
Hearing from attendees
Why are you attending?
What do you hope to gain from the affinity groups?
Examples in action
Terryn Batiste, Accreditation & Licensure/Certification Manager, Workforce, quality & Development, Houston Community College
Plan for upcoming meetings
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. 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. Walmart funds Phase III, which focuses on systems change for expansion and sustainability of incremental credentials. 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.