Strengthening Ties Between Colleges and Employers
- Manufacturing industry taps colleges for help with alternative credential
- Feds give nudge to competency-based education
- New competency-based programs at Lipscomb could be model for liberal arts colleges
- Direct assessment and the feds take on competency-based education
- Competency-based education heats up with new entrants
A new report from the Center for American Progress proposes reforms to improve the connection between higher education and employers. Stackable credentials, competency-based education and more structured pathways for students are promising practices that can help bridge this gap, according to the report, which was written by David A. Bergeron, a former U.S. Department of Education official who is vice president for postsecondary education at the center. The report includes several recommendations for policy makers and accreditors that could encourage the faster adoption of those emerging approaches.