Micro-Credentials and College Admissions: Enhancing Access and Supporting Learning
Barry Fishman and Stephanie Teasles, professors at the University of Michigan, answer questions about the direction of microcredentials when it comes to college admissions.
Building Capacity to Measure Essential Employability Skills: A Focus on Critical Thinking
Stemming from a three year study, George Brown College developed an assessment rubric and accompanying handbook that can be used at other institutions to incorporate critical thinking into their curricula.
Bipartisan Push on Career Education
Despite the various concerns surrounding career education – specifically how it creates a two-tiered education system where students of color and those from low-socioeconomic backgrounds tend to be overrepresented – there is bipartisan support for increasing career and technical education. The reason for this push is high employer demand for technical jobs where workers need specific skills but not necessarily a four-year degree.
Guided Pathways in Community College
Stemming from a 2015 report by the Community College Research Center (CCRC), two-year colleges have begun to implement best practices for guided pathways. Included in these guidelines are program maps to explicitly show students a path that could lead them to higher employability and further education.