Close the Equity and Skills Gaps to Ensure Equalizing Opportunities for Diverse Students
Institutions have an obligation to ensure that rural, low-income, and other historically underserved populations are aware of the value of and have access to micro-credentials and stackable programs to help close the equity gap and offer equalizing opportunities. Part of the challenge is helping these diverse students overcome barriers and confusion surrounding micro-credentials, but in doing so, you can provide them with the vital advantage they need to be more competitive and work force ready.
Gather your faculty and staff for this learning experience where our expert presenter will share strategies on how to create a sustainable human capital and cost model for micro-credentialling programs, to integrate a campus-wide marketing program to attract key beneficiaries, and to digitally transform current non-credit offerings into micro-credentials to benefit your current students’ educational pursuits.
Gain the practical information you need to leverage campus resources to enhance or establish a micro-credentialing program targeted to meet the needs of rural, low-income, and non-traditional students. Be the place for students to go to get the resources they need to market their skill achievement and subject matter mastery to further their educational career and future.
At the conclusion of this online training experience, you will be able to:
- Identify the critical steps needed to propose, review, develop, implement, and integrate micro-credentials and stackable programs for targeted populations – fill skill sets for rural, low-income and non-traditional students to better prepare them to be successful in an increasingly diverse workforce.
- Develop a robust faculty development program to support the innovative integration of these digital badges and micro-credentials into course curriculum – ensure faculty have the confidence and capacity to create equalizing opportunities for your diverse students.
- Understand the critical structure and campus resources needed to create an inclusive digital badges program – create a program that will increase your institution’s portfolio of degrees and credentials and ensure your students are in a more competitive position to be workforce-ready.
- Recognize the highly competitive global market and the key elements that make digital badges and micro-credentials so valuable – provide the vital advantage that allows rural and low-income students to market their skill achievement and subject matter mastery to secure or further their careers.
- Create a sustainable human capital and cost model for micro-credentialing programs – discover how to digitally transform current non-credit offerings into micro-credentials to benefit your current students’ educational pursuits and future marketability.
Jennifer “Jenny” Reichart currently serves as the President of Watercolor Consulting an innovative higher education consulting firm to work with executive leaders to create policies and practices that improve access, efficiency, equity, productivity, and belonging. She was most recently the Executive Director of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging at Richland Community College in Decatur, Illinois.
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Included When You Purchase
- 90-minute online session with carefully selected expert(s)
- Unlimited access to view webinar recording on demand
- Materials for your team (handouts, discussion questions, etc.)
- Certificate of completion for each participant
- Weekly newsletter – What's Working on Campus
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