The Credential Transparency Initiative (CTI) is seeking 15-20 four-year colleges and universities from a broad range of institutions to participate in the development of a credential registry and to test related apps.
CTI is working to develop common language for describing the key features (such as competencies, transfer value and third-party recognition status) for credentials; create a voluntary, web-based credential registry for sharing the resulting information; and test some practical apps designed to serve the needs of students, educators and employers.
Degree-awarding programs at participating institutions will work with CTI experts to populate the credential registry with information about a degree or other credential (e.g., certificate) that institutions award.
Of special interest are programs already exploring competency-based education; those offering credentials for careers in manufacturing, information technology and healthcare; and selective liberal arts colleges.
CTI staff will provide participating institutions a suite of services beneficial to their technology planning, including technical and non-technical materials, information about Web 3.0 technologies, and a roadmap of best practices to help make the most of the registry and apps after the project ends.
In return, the institutions will be asked to provide the information and access needed to co-engineer the registry and apps and offer feedback on the process and outcomes.
If your institution is interested in participating or if you have questions, please contact Louis Soares, vice president of policy research and strategy at ACE, or Steve Crawford, CTI co-principal investigator at The George Washington University.
CTI is funded by Lumina Foundation and is being led by The George Washington University’s Institute of Public Policy, Workcred and Southern Illinois University.