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June 22, 2022

Future of Higher Education

Know Your Value! Measuring Credentials for Students

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As employer and learner skepticism of higher education grows, the need for rethinking credential value and transparency is critical. 

During the recent ASU-GSV Summit, Sarah DeMark, vice provost at WGU and interim executive director of the Open Skills Network, led a discussion with national experts in higher education and industry on their approaches to valuing credentials. 

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Jason Tyszko, vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Luke Dowden, chief online learning officer for the Alamo Colleges District; Amber Garrison Duncan, executive vice president of the Competency-Based Education Network; Jake Hirsch Allen, workforce development and skills lead at LinkedIn; and Sean Gallagher, executive director of Northeastern University’s Center for the Future of Higher Education and Talent Strategy and executive professor of educational policy engaged in an interactive discussion on important considerations for creating an extensible, student-centric credential valuation framework

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