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Degree Qualifications Profile & Tuning

The Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP) outlines a set of reference points for what students should know and be able to do upon completion of associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees – in any field of study. The DQP represents a comprehensive and ongoing effort to clearly define what postsecondary degrees should mean in terms of specific


The Interagency Working Group on Expanded Measures of Enrollment and Attainment (GEMEnA) works to develop and validate national measures of the participation in and credentialing of education and training for work, and to build government-wide consensus for the adoption of these measures in key federal data collections. More specifically, GEMEnA is engaged in a rigorous

Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP)

Launched in 2005, Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national public advocacy and campus action initiative of the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U). LEAP champions the importance of a twenty-first-century liberal education—for individual students and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality. Through LEAP, hundreds of campuses are

National Network of Business and Industry Associations

The National Network of Business and Industry Associations (National Network), managed by the Business Roundtable, represents key sectors of the U.S. economy expected to create nearly 75% of new jobs (estimated 30 million) by 2020. Their mission is to bridge the “skills gap” by clarifying the type of skills employers are looking for in current

The Global Learning Qualifications Framework

The Global Learning Qualifications Framework (GLQF) is designed to assist students to document their verifiable college/university-level learning for academic credit and to provide an academic framework for evaluators to evaluate student learning. The GLQF clusters learning into three overarching constructs which subdivide into eight learning domains. The GLQF is a culmination of research on more

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Talent Pipeline Management

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is engaging employers and their partners across the country in developing a new demand-driven approach—talent pipeline management—to close the skills gap. Through extending lessons learned from innovations in supply chain management, this is a call for employers to play a new and expanded leadership role as “end-customers” of

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