Translation of this new form of degree credentialing to the broader public including employers and other institutions will be critical.
It is a topic that will need broader discussion and the development of commonly understood practice so students utilizing this form of credentialing can be competitive in job searches and careers, transfer to other institutions or apply for admittance into advanced degree programs. Offering this alternative provides another option to support students in achieving success.
Karen Solomon is from the Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting agencies. Solomon also serves as the chair of WCET’s Steering Committee. This post originally appeared on WCET Frontiers.