Success Stories: North Dakota

Silhouette of State of North Dakota

Project Summary

Funded by Ascendium, Credential Engine and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) launched the Midwest Credential Transparency Alliance (MCTA) in January 2021 with a strategic focus on the use of a regional community of practice to advance credential transparency to ensure that information about all credentials in the region is transparent, connected, comparable, comprehensive, and usable. As part of this work, Credential Engine is providing support to midwest states who have not yet begun engaging in this work. In North Dakota, the University System - with the support of the statewide longitudinal data system - will lead the work. In addition to participation in the MCTA, North Dakota will use transparent credential information to support its goals to build a comprehensive learner record, better articulate transfer, and describe pathways starting with cybersecurity.

Collaborating Agencies

  • North Dakota University System
  • North Dakota Statewide Longitudinal Data System

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  1. Emilie Rafal
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