Recent years have seen explosive growth in the number and types of postsecondary credentials that document learning. Increased understanding of credentials, and the learning they each represent, is of critical importance for colleges and universities in their efforts to support student success and enhance institutional performance.
For that reason, national higher education associations, led by the American Council on Education (ACE), Credential Engine, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), and EDUCAUSE, have joined together to create resources with the goal of introducing their members to the concept of “credential transparency.” These associations’ leaders believe that greater credential transparency can support postsecondary institutions in important ways, such as by communicating the life and career relevancy of credentials to students and employers, aligning program curriculum with education outcomes, integrating technological systems, and connecting credentials to help individuals achieve their goals.
During this webinar, viewers will receive:
- An overview of the Higher Education Transparency Initiative
- An introduction to the concept of credential transparency
- A peek into the tools and resources available to pursue credential transparency
- Access to experts for questions on how to get involved