ERIC Number: ED159958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Recommendations on Credentialing Educational Accomplishment.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Task Force on Educational Credit and Credentials.
Fifteen recommendations, based on a two-year study, are presented on the credit and credential system in postsecondary education. Objectives are to increase the awareness of employers and those concerned with postsecondary education of the educational and social significance of credentialing educational accomplishment and to help institutions adopt more effective policies and practices for the credit and credentialing system. Three audiences are addressed: leaders of postsecondary education institutions; federal and state governments, foundations, and influential persons; and users of educational credits and credentials, including employers. A modification of postsecondary education's basic system for awarding educational credit and credentials is recommended. A modified system, as compared with the present system, should permit learners to move among different types of institutions and extrainstitutional learning opportunities as necessary to achieve their educational objectives. The results can be more effective use of all educational resources available in the society, improved social equity of credentials, more accurate placement in educational programs, and heightened motivation to learn. (SW)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Adult Students, Articulation (Education), College Credits, Continuing Education Units, Credentials, Credits, Curriculum Evaluation, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Educational Assessment, Educational Certificates, Employment Qualifications, Evaluation Needs, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study, Residence Requirements, Special Degree Programs, Transfer Policy
Sales Office, Publications Division, American Council on Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($0.75)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Task Force on Educational Credit and Credentials.