Alternative Credentials Work Group

APPLICATION PERIOD NOW CLOSED. WORK GROUP MEMBERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

 

Identifying Campus Guidelines and Best Practices Around Alternative Credentials

  • Purpose
    The AACRAO member work group will be responsible for researching, interviewing, surveying, discussing and writing guidelines and best practices for members and their institutions who are considering or already offering certificates and micro-credentials. The goal is to create consistency and general standards for definitions, standards and portability of alternative credentials.
  • Charge
    Outcomes are to:
    • Create broader awareness among HEIs of micro-credentials and certificates;
    • Create future consistency and meaning of these credentials by providing definitions and parameters;
    • Establish best practices in the offering and issuance of alternative credentials so that their portability and acceptance is maximized for the learner and;
    • Highlight the important role the registrar (and admissions officers) can/should play in their campus micro-credential initiatives/programs.

Timeline

June 1, 2021: Application Window Opens

July 1, 2021: Work Group Established

March 1, 2022: Work Group Report Released