Please join the Urban Institute for the second installment of our community college event series, focused on short-term credentials. Community colleges award both degrees (associate’s and sometimes bachelor’s) and certificates that take varying lengths of time to complete. Short-term certificates can help students earn credentials and complete initial steps for longer programs of study more quickly, support persistence in and completion of a career pathway, and build connections to employment. But not all short-term certificates are created equal and some are not valued by employers. This panel will explore the value of short-term certificates offered by community colleges and how colleges can ensure certificates are recognized and valued by employers.
- Christina Amato, Dean of eLearning, Sinclair College
- J. Kyle Dalpe, Vice President of Instruction and Institutional Effectiveness, Western Nevada College
- Harry Holzer, John LaFarge Jr. SJ Professor of Public Policy, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
- Heidi Speese, Customer Care and Outreach Division Manager, NOCTI
- Demetra Nightingale, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute (moderator)