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

Next Meeting

The next Student Credentials Affinity Group meeting will be the final joint meeting with the Vocational Rehabilitation and the Public Policy Affinity Groups. It will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 2pm Eastern. Click here to join the meeting in Zoom or sign up to join the affinity group to receive full connection details. 

Notes from Past Meetings

Our last meeting was a(nother) crossover meeting with the Public Policy & Vocational Rehabiliation Affinity Groups. It was on November 6 at 2pm. You can find the recording and transcript here

The last meeting was a special crossover meeting with the Public Policy and Vocational Rehabiltation Affinity Groups. The meeting was held on August 7; the recording and transcript can be found here

The Student Credentials Affinity Group hold meetings quarterly and typically includes a discussion of the current state of credentials, in addition to other relevant happenings in higher education for students with ID. Informal sharing is also a part of each meeting. You can find more detailed notes by opening the agenda or watching the recording. Click on this link for the agenda for all our meetings (most recent meeting is first in the document. Scroll down to see the agenda for previous meetings). Click on the links below to access recordings and other resources from past meetings.

May 9, 2019

February 28, 2019

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