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
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[…]
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. We’ve interviewed dozens of provosts and chief academic officers as part of our research into this area, and these are some of the most noteworthy practices we’ve come across. Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Nash Community College[…]
A recent article in the New York Times Sunday Review questioned “The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’”. UNC Professor Molly Worthen raised many of the concerns one often hears in debates about the necessity of assessment in higher education: Bureaucratic number-crunching is a waste of everyone’s time The purpose of higher ed isn’t to mass produce Read more about The Difference Between Good and Bad Assessment[…]
In this series, we will highlight exceptional responses we’ve seen on the part of higher education institutions to the many challenges endemic to America’s foundational skills crisis. We’ve interviewed dozens of provosts and chief academic officers as part of our research into this area, and these are some of the most noteworthy practices we’ve come Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Davidson County Community College[…]
According to a recent Strada-Gallup report, 86% of college students view getting a better job as a critical factor in their decision to pursue a degree—however polling from a number of sources show that they (and prospective employers) are less confident than ever that these graduates will succeed in the workforce. Why is this disconnect Read more about A Question of Confidence: Do Students Feel Prepared for the Workforce[…]