ACE Featured Content for Topic Group: Attainment and Innovation all of the Attainment and Innovation News from ACEen-usCopyright , American Council on Educationdonotreply@ace.eduTue, 16 Sep 2014 12:27:35 -0500ACE News Feeds 1.0 Featured Content for Topic Group: Attainment and Innovation to CredentialsThe webinar brought together leaders from 3 community colleges to share lessons they are learning as they engage campus constituencies in the process of creating degree maps and integrating programs and services for student veterans. Graduation Rates: Behind the NumbersCollege Graduation Rates: Behind the Numbers provides a layperson’s guide to the most common databases used to calculate these rates, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each. In addition, the report suggests several factors for policymakers to consider before using graduation rates from existing databases to assess institutional success. to Credentials™Credits to Credentials™ is ACE’s large-scale strategy to develop and implement clearly- mapped education and career pathways for adults that have successfully completed workforce and military training and occupations with ACE credit recommendations. Acquisitions University Equivalency ProgramThe Defense Acquisition University (DAU) provides the opportunity for organizations (colleges and universities, DoD schools, other federal agencies, commercial vendors, and professional societies) to offer courses, programs or certifications which are deemed and accepted as equivalent to one or more DAU courses. CREDIT Course ReviewACE CREDIT Reviews evaluate training programs, certifications, apprenticeships, and examinations to determine eligibility for college credit. Resource CenterStaff in the CEAI Resource Center answer questions and provide resources for adult learners and colleges and universities. for Education Attainment and InnovationACE's Center for Education Attainment and Innovation is committed to adult learning and attainment and offers a wide range of programs and initiatives that support postsecondary access and success. and University Partnerships (CUP)As a growing number of adults across the United States require more postsecondary education, they look to colleges and universities with programs and services to meet their needs. More than 2,000 institutions in the ACE CREDIT College and University Network do just that with the recognition of ACE CREDIT recommendations. College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT)The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) connects workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping adults gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. to Learning: Resources for Adult LearnersACE offers adult learners assistance in using their ACE credit recommendations and transcripts, information about prior learning assessment options, and resources on returning to college. to Credentials: Creating an Integrated Prior Learning Assessment Model to Accelerate Postsecondary AttainmentMaps to Credentials, a 3-year project funded by FIPSE (Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education), is designing and piloting credential road maps for student veterans, applying ACE credit recommendations for military occupations and training and incorporating other PLA methods to accelerate veterans' postsecondary attainment. Guide to College Credit for Workforce TrainingThe ACE National Guide to College Credit for Workforce Training contains ACE credit recommendations for formal courses or examinations offered by various organizations, from businesses and unions to the government and military. ACE Credit College and University NetworkThe Network is a group of more than 2,000 higher education institutions that consider ACE credit recommendations for transfer to degree programs. Discussion About Cultural Tendencies and Education Attainment GoalsCathy Sandeen, Vice President for Education Attainment and Innovation at the American Council on Education, discusses some cultural tendencies that may be impeding the nation's progress toward its ambitious education attainment goals and what we might do about it. Innovation PapersA series of papers which reflect some of the important conversations of ACE's Presidential Innovation Laboratory group.