Cynthia Proctor, Director of Communications and Academic Policy Development, Office of the Provost at SUNY System Administration.
.View Panel: Leveraging SUNY Micro-Credentials to Meet Changing Needs
Deb G. Pernat, Program Coordinator, Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), SUNY Cobleskill.
Dr. Edward Bever, Director, School of Professional Studies, SUNY Old Westbury.
Dr. Mindy S. Kole is an Assistant Professor of Business at SUNY Ulster.
Track: Online Admin/Leadership, Online Faculty, Online Instructional Designer
DAY 5: Friday, February 26, 2021
9:00 – 10:00AM
Micro-credentials are compact credentials that verify the achievement of in-demand skills and competencies. SUNY’s innovative micro-credential program provides recipients with the skills necessary to get a job, advance in their career, and, meet their academic goals. SUNY micro-credentials serve as pathways to continued success—often stacking with other micro-credentials and other education/professional experiences to satisfy initial or advanced degree or certificate requirements. Across SUNY, micro-credentials are being used today to provide current students with skillsets complimentary to their major, to support local business and industry needs, to meet critical professional development needs and more. Workforce-focused micro‐credentials can be used to upskill or retrain incumbent workers as well as to build a new pipeline of skilled workers; critically important to those who find themselves unemployed or in new positions as a result of the pandemic. This session will very briefly review SUNY’s micro-credential policy and then focus on the current status, and potential, of micro-credentials across SUNY to address today’s workforce challenges. Current SUNY examples will be highlighted.