The national credentialing summit opening session on Oct. 5 will be live-broadcast beginning at 8:30am EST at the website http://www,connectingcredentials.org and taped for later viewing.
The opening session will be moderated by Jim Lehrer, Former Executive Editor and News Anchor, PBS NewsHour.
“Setting the Stage: Transforming Our Fragmented Credentialing System Into One That Works Better for Students, Employers and the Nation” will examine dilemmas posed by our nation’s lack of a transparent, connected credentialing system by clarifying the issues, focusing on key questions, and encouraging constructive dialogue on problems that have an important place on the public agenda.
Jim Lehrer, Former Executive Editor and News Anchor, PBS NewsHour, will be moderating this session. He’ll facilitate a distinguished panel in examining dilemmas posed by our nation's lack of a transparent, connected credentialing system.
Following the Summit, documents made available to in-person attendees will be uploaded to the website. This will include a “Landscape Review of Innovations in the U.S. Credentialing Marketplace: A Working Document.” This is a first attempt to bring together information on many national and multi-state initiatives being implemented to improve the credentialing marketplace. There are more than 100 entries presented in chart format and organized by six key attributes proposed for a reimagined U.S. credentialing system. Those attributes are explained in “Connecting Credentials: Making the Case for Reforming the U.S. Credentialing System.” That document articulates growing consensus that a redesigned postsecondary credentialing system must: (1) be easily understandable; (2) assure quality; (3) be up to date; (4) be connected; (5) enable comparisons; and (6) assure race and class equity.
Information Literacy Librarian and Learning Technologies Coordinatior
Penn State, University Campus
Past Convener, ACRL Digital Badges Interest Group
Oklahoma State University
Current Convener, ACRL Digital Badges Interest Group
Director of Library Services
Naugatuck Valley Community College
More information on forum sponsoring groups:
ACRL Digital Badges Interest Group - http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/directoryofleadership/interestgroups/acr-igdb
ACRL Value of Academic Libraries Committee - http://www.acrl.ala.org/value/