FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR CAMPUS-WIDE NEEDS
Build foundational skills throughout all learning experiences – inside and outside the classroom – get consistent feedback on your progress, and learn how to employ your skills to be career ready.
FACULTY & STAFF
Align your course and program assessments with foundational skills and embed within a streamlined platform connected to your LMS – all while utilizing data in the near term to optimize instruction.
ASSESSMENT & ACADEMIC LEADERS
Measure student performance on foundational skills by course, program, or campus-wide. Map to learning outcomes to support the requirements of accreditation.
PRESIDENTS & CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Attain institutional goals to consistently deliver foundational skills via successful campus-wide coordination.
CONTINUOUS INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT IS THE KEY
Successfully equipping graduates with strong foundational skills requires engagement by the various areas of campus which impact instruction. The key to effective learning is true closed loop assessment; a process which is accomplished by constantly cycling through skill measurement to support data-driven instructional strategy, which is then carried out by faculty who more effectively assist students with improving their foundational skills. Credo Education has enabled institutions nationwide to successfully and effectively execute continuous instructional improvement strategies.
Consistent Measurement and Reporting
Capture and measure student learning through automated assessment workflows, deploy and review course specific and common assessments, and automatically report results all in one place.
Instructional Strategy Adjustment
Link assessment and reporting on student foundational skills directly to faculty’s instructional strategies and support same and next-term adjustments to course delivery to deepen student skill achievement.
Faculty Professional Development
Support faculty in continuous instructional improvement by linking learning outcome assessment to Credo’s regional faculty workshops, best practice webinars, and peer and expert insights on instructional and assessment strategies.
FIND THE RIGHT SOLUTION SET FOR YOUR CAMPUS
Blog and News
Seven years ago, Nash Community College in North Carolina realized it had a problem: when they asked local employers what they thought of Nash grads, the responses tended to come with a caveat. The graduates were good at the technical skills associated with their job, but struggled to move out of their comfort zone and Read more about Teaching the Teachers: Expanding the Reach of Foundational Skill Instruction to All Faculty[…]
Among the most elusive challenges we see when it comes to foundational skills is the difficulty of teaching and assessing them consistently across disciplines. Our recent white paper found that institutions universally value skills like critical thinking and communication, however instruction and learning outcomes vary widely depending on the department, course, or faculty member. But Read more about Core Values: Building a Solid Foundation of Consistent Foundational Skills (Webinar Recap)[…]
Marlon Mote of Tarrant Community College District recently spoke about the challenges of consistent assessment of foundational skills like critical thinking, and how he’s overcome those barriers at his institution. He used Credo Education to increase student participation and bolster the consistency and accuracy of TCCD’s assessments, while also saving valuable staff time and resources. Read more about Webinar Recap: You Can’t Fix What You Can’t Measure[…]
In this series, we highlight exceptional responses we’ve seen on the part of higher education institutions to the many challenges endemic to America’s foundational skills crisis. This month we profiled Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, where leadership improved student motivation and buy-in through a commitment to cultivating student intentionality and foundational skill development. Key Player: Dr. Tracy Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Pfeiffer University[…]
Addressing the foundational skills crisis is one of the great challenges for higher education today. While the evidence of the skills gap is overwhelming, and while educators’ belief in critical thinking is sincere, many institutions have struggled to implement successful foundation skills development programs. In interviews with 50+ academic leaders, we learned that the most Read more about The 3 Pillars of a Successful Foundational Skills Development Strategy[…]
In this series, we highlight exceptional responses we’ve seen on the part of higher education institutions to the many challenges endemic to America’s foundational skills crisis. This month we profiled Lawrence Technological University in Michigan, where administrators fully committed to ensuring that faculty develop their instruction of foundational skills, and then consistently teach and measure Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Lawrence Technological University[…]
As part of Credo Education’s research into the foundational skills crisis, we spoke to academic leaders at more than 50 institutions of higher education across the country. Through these interviews, we were able to construct a better understanding of how colleges and universities address the important matter of outfitting their students with the strong critical Read more about The 4 Stages of Foundational Skill Development[…]
Foundational skills are universally sought-after in today’s Knowledge Economy, however new research from Credo Education suggests they aren’t being taught effectively enough in higher education. In a survey commissioned by the AAC&U, 91% of employers stated that a candidate’s ability to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems was more important than their undergraduate Read more about New Research Uncovers Causes and Solutions for Higher Ed’s Foundational Skills Crisis[…]
In this series, we highlight exceptional responses we’ve seen on the part of higher education institutions to the many challenges endemic to America’s foundational skills crisis. This month we profiled Clarke University, which recently eradicated “Gen Ed” from its vocabulary in favor of a more holistic approach to building foundational skills and helping each student Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Clarke University[…]
A recent study by the Wall Street Journal found that among the bottom quintile of US colleges and universities, enrollment is declining for the first time in decades—and a big part of that decline is an inability to place graduates in good jobs once they leave. In many ways, this is to be expected. A Read more about When Graduate Employability Suffers, Enrollment Shrinks[…]