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Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials

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Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel

1143 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20037

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Parchment and Connecting Credentials National Dialogue - an initiative supported by the Lumina Foundation - welcomed more than 170 organizations representing a cross section of leaders and practitioners from higher education, philanthropy and technology to a day-long summit on innovating academic credentials.

AACRAO 2016 Attendees are invited to attend a special panel featuring speakers drawn from across the program. If you're interested in how credentials are innovating this is a must-see session! Learn More!

What did the Summit address?

Today, academic credentials share limited information about what graduates know and are able to do. Some institutions are using technology to convert degrees and certificate into machine-readable credentials, creating unprecedented opportunities to convey the value and meaning of educational experiences.

The Parchment Summit will explore the future of credentials through a series of keynote addresses, panel discussions and workshops. Our goal is to foster multidisciplinary collaboration between technologists and practitioners, higher education leaders and employers, that believe in the transformative potential of technology in extending the reach and meaning of academic credentials.


9 a.m. Registration Opens

10 a.m. Welcome

10:10 a.m. Keynote – Anthony Carnevale, Georgetown University (Limited time: Watch the address)

10:45 a.m. Panel Discussions (two parallel panels)

  • The New Language of Credentials – Unbundling and Stacking
  • The Changing Paradigm of Higher Education’s Role in Career Formation

Noon Lunch

1:15 p.m. Workshops (two parallel workshops)

  • Credentials as Labor Market Signals
  • Innovations in the Transcript

2:30 p.m. Panel Discussions (two parallel panels)

  • The Credential Ecosystem: Making Sense of Badges, Certificates, Diplomas, ePortfolios
  • Ensuring Interoperability and Usability

3:30 p.m. Keynote - Arthur Levine, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (Limited Time: Watch the address)

4:30 p.m. Reception

Who attends the Parchment Summit?

Thought leaders and practitioners from institutions across the nation will be in attendance. We expect attendees from different parts of the university to attend, including student life, career office, continuing/exec ed, learning technologies and registrars. Anyone interested in being part of the discussion around innovating the traditional transcript by improving the quality, content, accessibility and portability of credentials is invited to attend.

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We invite you to continue the exciting dialog started in February on our social channels:



Key Resources

Credential Innovation Framework Whitepaper

Keynote: Anthony Carnevale, Georgetown University (Watch the address)

Keynote: Arthur Levine, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (Watch the address)

Inside Higher Ed: Transcript of Tomorrow

Chronicle of Higher Education: Voices From a Credential 'Summit'

Inside Higher Ed: ACE Weighs In on Credentialing and Competencies

Chronical of Higher Education: The New Transcript

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Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel

1143 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20037

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