In this introductory episode for season three, host Marc Goldberg interviews Dr. Michelle Van Noy, the Director of the Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. As a leading scholar in the world of quality non-degree credentials, Dr. Van Noy provides important context on this topic to ground us in this season’s podcast theme. She shares research she has led at EERC on the quality non-degree credentials ecosystem and growing interest and investments by states and institutions. This includes the recent publication Making Sense of Quality in the Non-Degree Credential (NDC) Marketplace- Implications for Policymakers and Practitioners.
Dr. Van Noy elaborates on the elements of quality non-degree credentials, highlights additional research and resources on this topic, including states that are leading the way and offers insights on questions to explore with upcoming guests - students, college leaders and policymakers on non-degree credentials of value.
The All In: Student Pathways Forward podcast is a part of Oregon’s participation in the National Skills Coalition SkillSPAN network.