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Tuesday, October 22 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lightning Session: Increasing Learner Access and Success through Leveraging Micro-Credentials

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Micro-credentialing, most notably through digital badging, has continued to increase in popularity within higher education. While most institutions have developed micro-credentials with a narrow scope, a few, including Florida International University (FIU), have approached micro-credentialing from a holistic perspective. FIU recognizes that we must be responsive to providing opportunities for workforce development to the community, while creating innovative on-ramps to degrees; help our current students understand the competencies that they are gaining to create a cohesive narrative for post-graduation employment; and ensure that our alumni have the chance to re-certify or up-skills competencies once they enter the workforce. This holistic approach strengthens FIU’s commitment to the economic development of community and social mobility of all learners. The purpose of the presentation will be to share how FIU is designing this holistic micro-credential approach that benefits these three groups of learners and our industry partners. The presenters will discuss the context for micro-credentialing at FIU, the policies and procedures developed, and examples of how we have leveraged these tools within workforce development, curriculum, and co-curricular activities.

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Bridgette Cram

Assistant Vice President, Florida International University
Bridgette Cram is Director of Academic Programs & Partnerships at FloridaInternational University, where she works with external partners to operationalize student success initiatives; and the local school boards to ensure success of incoming and current students. Bridgette also... Read More →

Tuesday October 22, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
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