ERIC Number: EJ1036823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
The Crisis in Credit and the Rise of Non-Credit
Arena, Meaghan L.
Innovative Higher Education, v38 n5 p369-381 Nov 2013
With institutions of higher education experiencing lower completion rates than our international counterparts and with rising student loan debt, the American higher education system is in crisis. As faculty members and administrators work to solve these growing problems in the credit-bearing side of higher education, the non-credit side is largely ignored. The benefits of non-credit programming, including employability, flexibility, and lower cost to students, are so numerous and varied that many corporations have taken on the role of workforce educators themselves. To meet the needs of individuals, businesses, and state funders, institutions must increase their commitment to non-credit innovation.
Descriptors: Noncredit Courses, Educational Benefits, Employment Potential, Educational Innovation, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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