As non-degree credentials (NDC) become increasingly common offerings in the education and training marketplace, the importance of developing systems to ensure their quality is a policy imperative. To create a more systematic approach to NDC quality, this project addresses two overarching questions: Who are the organizational actors in the NDC marketplace? How do they influence quality? This project examines potential influences on NDC quality in the credential marketplace and provides a roadmap of the organizations and initiatives currently involved in overseeing NDC quality. It seeks to contribute to the discussion of how to build on this existing infrastructure to create a more robust and coherent system to promote quality in the NDC marketplace.




Click here to see Michelle Van Noy's presentation, It’s Own Standard: Approaches to Quality in Community College Noncredit Workforce Education from the 2024 League for Innovation in the Community College Conference.

Click here to view the slides from Michelle Van Noy's presentation from the 2020 APPAM Annual Conference.




Promoting Quality, Creating Value: Organizational influences in the non-degree credential marketplace                                                 



Click here to view Michelle Van Noy's presentation, The Evolving Landscape of Non-Degree Credential (NDC) Quality from January 12, 2023.