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Innovating Academic Credentials

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Authors: Chris Sturgis

Issues: Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field


PaperJoellen Shendy from the University of Maryland just send out a notice of the Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials:

The first annual Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials will be held in DC in February. If you are interested in innovations in credentialing please plan to attend. Information on the event is below.

Parchment and Connecting Credentials National Dialogue – an initiative supported by the Lumina Foundation and involving over 80 partners – will convene the first annual Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials. Through keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops, leaders from higher education, business, philanthropy, and technology will explore the transformative potential of technology in extending the reach and meaning of academic credentials. Speakers will include Anthony Carnevale of Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce and Arthur Levine of the Woodrow Wilson Center will both give keynotes addresses. The day will include discussion with innovators from Princeton University, General Assembly, University of Maryland University College, IMS Global, and Burning Glass. The Summit will be held Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Renaissance Washington D.C. Dupont Circle Hotel.