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Trend: Seven Major Universities to offer online Microcredentials or Badges

Trend: Seven Major Universities to offer online Microcredentials or Badges | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it

"Traditional colleges have been mostly on the sidelines for the early development of online microcredentials or badges -- the kind that aren't linked to conventional courses and the credit hour. Educational technology companies and other alternative providers have taken the lead in working with employers on these skills-based credentials.


A new prototype from a group of seven brand-name universities could change that."

Tentatively dubbed the University Learning Store, the project involves:

  • the Georgia Institute of Technology, 
  • Northwestern University, 
  • the University of Washington, 
  • the University of California’s Davis, Irvine and Los Angeles campuses, and 
  • the University of Wisconsin Extension.
          

Officials at Wisconsin Extension, which is playing a prominent role in the work, described it as a joint online platform that will feature modular content, skills assessments and student-facing services, such as tutors, coaches and counselors.

 


Via EDTECH@UTRGV
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Is your university or college, alma mater, following the trends?  Check out the list on the skills-based credentials.  ~  Deb

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Alex Enkerli's curator insight, August 20, 2015 9:47 AM

Remediating assessment through #OpenBadges, finding value in flexibility and individualisation. /cc @Learning Futures | Curtin Learning and Teaching

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, August 20, 2015 12:56 PM

El nivel académico ya no se medirá por las horas en las que un estudiante esté inmerso en una carrera, sino por las competencias adquiridas (y acreditadas).

Antonio Figueiredo's curator insight, August 21, 2015 4:11 AM

Seven major North American universities team up to offer nanodegrees.

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University of Virginia Crisis Reflects Wider Leadership Conflicts

University of Virginia Crisis Reflects Wider Leadership Conflicts | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
Conflict over governing the University of Virginia has become a proxy war in a much larger struggle over control of the nation’s public universities.


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“...these are very stressful times to be running a university,”
~ M. Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities.

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Around the country, waning state support, rising tuition and the competitive threat of online education have raised fears about the future of public universities.

Trustees and politicians in several states have increasingly flexed their muscles to influence university operations, leading to turf battles with presidents and chancellors who are largely used to having their way.


“In any sector that’s in the middle of stress and change, the relationships between C.E.O.’s and their boards gets more complicated, and these are very stressful times to be running a university,” said M. Peter McPherson, president of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, who has held several high-level posts in business, government and academia, including president of Michigan State University and chairman of Dow Jones & Company.


He said board members who are executives in their own right are tempted, especially in challenging times, to shift from overseeing to hands-on managing.


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Via Keith Hampson PhD
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This seems to be another sign of the deepening malaise in higher education~ the higher education bubble. Stress at the top may reflect stress all around in higher ed.


In my own circles, there is persistent unhappiness among many I know connected to the university system.  ~ D

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Tim Pernetti, Rutgers Athletic Director, Resigns

Tim Pernetti, Rutgers Athletic Director, Resigns | Change Leadership Watch | Scoop.it
The circle of those who saw video of a coach’s abusive acts as soon as December was wider than had been understood.


On Friday morning, two days after Mr. Rice was fired, Athletic Director Tim Pernetti resigned, and implied that he was being made a scapegoat.


  • He said his initial inclination when he saw the videos last fall was to fire Mr. Rice, but “Rutgers decided to follow a process involving university lawyers, human resources professionals, and outside counsel.”

    

Robert L. Barchi, the president of Rutgers, placed the blame on Mr. Pernetti and other senior officials who he said recommended that Mr. Rice be suspended rather than fired.

    

The contradictory accounts signaled a deepening discord in the fallout over a decision that has outraged state lawmakers, faculty and students.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

A lawyer's report, HR directors, personnel process and administrators aren't enough to balance out the public impact of this coaches behavior on video, now becoming a cautionary tale. ~ Deb

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