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Spring 2023 Laboratory for Credential Innovation
May 8-June 12, 2023

In support of Eastern Michigan University's strategy to increase the number of non-degree certificates and credentials offered by the University, Professional Programs & Training invites EMU faculty and staff to apply for a Fellowship in its Spring 2023 Laboratory for Credential Innovation.

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This five-week hybrid program will engage participants in exploring the landscape of alternative credentials and support them in aligning their non-degree program idea with educational and industry best practices. Designed as a learning community, the program includes asynchronous activities in Canvas, opportunities for peer review and feedback, and weekly live sessions for further learning/processing/discussion. The final program deliverable will be a comprehensive proposal for an alternative credential in the participant's area of expertise. Proposals will be evaluated on viability and may be selected for a pilot offering in FY2024. Credential Innovation Fellows will receive a $500 stipend and a digital credential upon successful completion of the program.

Program Format
The Spring 2023 Laboratory will be held in Canvas with weekly in-person or virtual sessions on Mondays from 9:00AM to 10:30AM (no session on May 29th)

  • Module 1: The Higher Education Landscape & Alternative Credentials (May 8th on-campus)
  • Module 2: Program Planning (May 15th virtual)
  • Module 3: Program Design (May 22nd virtual)
  • Module 4: Program Delivery (June 5th virtual)
  • Module 5: Final Proposal Presentation / Submission (June 12th on-campus)
Important Dates
  • April 18, 2023: Application Deadline
  • April 21, 2023: Application Status and Fellowship Award Notification
  • May 8, 2023: Program Start
Questions? Please contact:

Elizabeth Stoner
Director, Business Engagement and Non-Credit Initiatives