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Meet TRANSFERmation: How two institutions are addressing low bachelor’s completion rates for STEM transfer students

For Miami Dade College and Florida International University, the past year has been a collaborative push to address one question: How might Miami Dade College and Florida International University design pathways to increase successful STEM student transfers and improve graduation rates?

Education Design Lab in the News

Who says the news slows down in August? Between the Lab’s partnership with Credly, announcement of the #TeeUpTheSkills cohort, and recent UNCF convening, we’ve been having a stand out week in the press.

Education Design Lab Partners with Leading Credentialing Platform to Help Universities Close the 21st Century Skills Gap

Education Design Lab, a nonprofit that applies design thinking to create new pathways from education to employment, announced the launch of a new partnership with Credly that will designate participating colleges and universities as authorized issuers of nationally-designed digital credentials that recognize workforce-relevant skills.

Meet VANCE: How two institutions are addressing low bachelor’s completion rates for transfer students

For Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) and George Mason University, the past year has been a collaborative push to address one question: How might community colleges and four-year universities dramatically improve transfer and baccalaureate attainment rates by reframing the end-to-end experience from the student’s point-of-view? A year long design process to better understand the transfer student experience has culminated in a pilot, named Vance.

Work-based Learning Trending Up in the Big Apple

The Lab is laying the groundwork to work with NYC’s Department of Education to launch a multi-year engagement focused on the explicit integration of our 21st century skill digital badges within their P-Tech schools located throughout the city.

Michigan Badging Pilot Measures the Holy Grail: Critical Thinking

Students and employers joined the Lab in Michigan last week to celebrate. A panel of students from Hope College and Aquinas College who earned their critical thinking badges spoke on their badging experience to a warm room of faculty, staff, employers, and peers.

Education Design Lab Formalizes Career Pathways Partnership with UNCF (United Negro College Fund)

We’re able to officially announce a three-year engagement with UNCF’s (United Negro College Fund) Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) to strengthen institutional career placement outcomes at 14 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominantly black institutions (PBIs).

Seamless Transfer Pathways May 2018 Convening: The Team Goes to Texas!

After nine months of planning, preparing, and designing their prototypes, the Seamless Transfer Pathways Cohort reconvened at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas ready to build out their student-focused #SeamlessTransfer pilots in an immersive one-and-a-half-day convening.

Coach’s Corner May 2018: An Inside Look Into The Seamless Transfer Pathways Challenge

As I sit on the plane, headed to our second convening at the University of North Texas where all the Seamless Transfer Pathways partners will come together to determine their pilot, I cannot help but be excited. I am confident each team has the research, prototypes, and motivation to select and build a pilot.

Education Design Lab Releases 21st Century Skills Badge Program

Americans are earning college degrees at an unprecedented rate, yet many college graduates find themselves unemployed or underemployed.