How to bring structure to nondegree credentials

” As nondegree credentials become more common across higher education, a standard system to measure and ensure their quality will be critical, explains a new report from the Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations. The researchers provide a broad framework for doing so, including by focusing a credential’s design and the demonstration of its competencies; how it’s recognized in the market; and how to ensure its stated outcomes have value. Employers and educational institutions often tout these credentials as a low-cost way to quickly upskill, but the authors note that common quality standards are critical to ensuring value and equity.”

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