Student Credentials Affinity Group

Welcome to the Think College Student Credentials Affinity Group!

The Student Credentials Affinity group brings together professionals, researchers, advocates, policymakers and educators interested in discussing the credential landscape in postsecondary education. This is an open-access special interest group targeted at individuals who want to contribute to the discussion of “meaningful credentials” for students with intellectual disabilities.

The purpose of the Affinity Group is to:

  • Facilitate dialogue on the credential landscape in inclusive higher education
  • Connect with others
  • Share tools and resources

Through a series of quarterly online meetings, this affinity group will consider the points of view of several key stakeholders:

  • Students with Intellectual Disability
  • Businesses / Employers
  • TPSID Programs
  • Institutes of Higher Education
     

Meeting Schedule

Permanent Zoom Meeting link

Rolling Agenda Link - all agendas and notes can be found here.

Meeting Dates

  • October 12, 2021
  • December 7, 2021
  • February 8, 2022
  • April 12, 2022
  • June 7, 2022

All meetings occur from 2-3pm ET

Past Meetings

August 12, 2020:  Crossover meeting with Vocational Rehabilitation, Public Policy, and Student Credentials Affinity Group
Topic: REACH program

Presenters: Mary Hauff, Lauren Bruno, Jennifer Cremers
Summary: The joint meeting of the Think College Vocational Rehabilitation, Public Policy, and Student Credentials Affinity Group. At this session, we welcomed three guest speakers, Mary Hauff, advocate and parent from Minnesota, and Lauren Bruno and Jennifer Cremers, University of Iowa REACH program, will share an overview of the program’s use of WorkKeys as a tool to increase access to evidence-based credentials earned by students with ID.

Meeting recording


April 1, 2020 | Crossover meeting w/ Public Policy & Vocational Rehab Affinity Groups
Title: FL VR Partnership Journey

Presenter: Kathy Becht
Summary: Kathy Becht shared an overview of the Florida Consortium on Inclusive Higher Education (a Transition and Postsecondary Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities/TPSID) experience building a working partnership between FCIHE and the state Vocational Rehabilitation agency in Florida.

Meeting recording and transcript


November 6, 2020: Crossover meeting with the Public Policy & Vocational Rehabilitation Affinity Groups

Meeting recording and transcript


August 7, 2020: Crossover meeting with the Public Policy & Vocational Rehabilitation Affinity Groups

Meeting recording and transcript

 

 

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