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.
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Extra Credit


A recent study by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) explores how six colleges and universities use prior learning assessment (PLA) to award alternative credits.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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