Our response to COVID19

The QA Commons is mindful of the dramatic and transformational impact COVID-19 is having on all institutions of higher education. As an organization, we are adapting our services to support preparing graduates for the workplace that is now changing more precipitously than ever.


Call for Reviewers

With the skills gap ever widening, student debt loads at record levels, and underserved populations disproportionately affected, the need to ensure that ALL college graduates are equipped with Essential Employability Qualities is critical.

The QA Commons is looking for qualified candidates to serve as reviewers for its Essential Employability Qualities Certification (EEQ CERT) initiative. EEQ CERT engages postsecondary programs in a framework for preparing graduates for the responsibilities they will be expected to face as they enter the workforce.

We welcome interested parties to contact us about being a part of the employability movement!


  • Advance your skills and expertise in the burgeoning field of employability
  • Make valuable connections with others working in the higher education workforce space
  • Take insights from the experience of others back to your institution/workplace
  • Make an impact in your community
  • Gain experience in how to communicate effectively with employers/academics

Required Commitment

  • Complete the QA Commons’ training program (approximately 3 hours, online)
  • Independently evaluate and score program portfolios using QAC prepared forms and provide comments with sufficient depth to substantiate the assigned rating
  • Approximately six to eight hours per portfolio or readiness assessment
  • Review of at least two portfolios
  • Participate in a reviewer calibration meeting
  • Serve as lead reviewer on one of two portfolios, hosting a meeting with programs to clarify any reviewer questions and compiling the feedback report that goes to programs.


  • Masters or Doctorate degree, and
  • 10 years experience in higher education OR
  • At least five years of management-level experience in workplace environment, and
  • Some prior interaction with a college or university related to employability (e.g., mentor, advisory board member, internship supervisor, etc.)
  • Previous experience with program or institutional evaluation

Note: the QA Commons reserves the right to accept or deny reviewer applicants. Decisions will be made based on qualifications, as well as the demographic needs of each reviewer cohort. (The QA Commons thoughtfully matches reviewers to programs. For instance, each two-year college is typically assigned at least one reviewer with two-year college experience. The same goes for four-year institutions.) 


  • $500 per review


For more information, please email review@theqacommons.org.


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