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

Network Conference

2023 Credential As You Go Network Conference

Incremental Credentialing:

Exploring the Questions


Credential As You Go is hosting a virtual conference featuring the work of Network members on

September 20 and 21 from 2 pm – 5 pm EDT.

The purpose of the conference is twofold:

  1.  Highlight incremental credentials across the Network that are currently in development or already being delivered, and
  2. Create an opportunity for Network members to connect with one another.

The conference addresses questions surrounding the development, implementation, and delivery of incremental credentials. Credential As You Go Network members will share various topics from their current work.

Conference Materials

Additional Resources

Embedding Industry Certifications in Academic Programs Summit

“Embedding Industry Certifications in Academic Programs: A Win-Win,” co-hosted by Credential As You Go and Workcred

This virtual summit on July 12, 2023 included three panel discussions:

The first panel featured national experts defining industry certifications and highlighting the benefits of embedding them in academic programs.

The second panel included educational, training, and certification providers who will share their experiences in aligning industry certifications with academic programs including who was involved, resources required, and lessons learned.

And the third panel included national experts responding to the previous panels and providing an open discussion.

Summit Materials

Accreditation & Quality Assurance Summit

Credential As You Go “Higher Education Quality Assurance and Incremental Credentialing”

This 2023 Credential As You Go Summit explored accreditation and quality assurance issues arising in incremental credentialing. A Roundtable representing institutional accreditation, specialized accreditation, and state systems of higher education/institutions participating in key incremental credentialing efforts discussed:

  • The ways accrediting bodies are/can support incremental credentialing
  • What higher education institutions and state systems of higher education are doing to ensure quality and address accreditation requirements

An open forum followed the Roundtable to enable audience participation and expand the discussion.

Featured Panelists

  • Setting the Stage: Holly Zanville, George Washington University & Credential As You Go
  • Roundtable: Moderated by Barbara Gellman-Danley, President, Higher Learning Commission
  • Institutional Accreditor: Belle Wheelan, President, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges
  • Specialized Accreditor: Angela Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer, Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
  • States/Institutions: Deb Moeckel, Assistant Provost for Assessment and Community College Education at State University of New York
  • States/Institutions: Kim Poast, Chief Student Success & Academic Affairs Officer, Colorado Department of Higher Education
  • Audience Issues and Questions: Nan Travers, SUNY Empire State College & Credential As You Go

Summit Materials

Language Used in the Credentialing Space Summit

Summit Videos