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.

SERVICES

QA Commons tailors cost-effective solutions that embed Employability into educational programs from various disciplines. From Cybersecurity to Liberal Arts, QA Commons brings its expertise to help institutions realize their goals related to learners’ ability to succeed in a meaningful career.

Certification

Certification

EEQ Certification, also known as “EEQ CERT” is equal parts professional developmentprogram enhancement, and student services. As much as the process inspires ideas for curricular and co-curricular enhancements, EEQ CERT helps draw out and highlight the activities and exercises within the curriculum that already develop employability skills.

Awareness matters. The work helps faculty (and then students) understand what Essential Employability Qualities are, recognize why they are important to employers, and articulate how they have developed them through their academic or training program. Faculty and instructors attain an Employability Education certification, and learners earn digital Employability Skills badges based on specific activities within the program’s curricula.

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Certification
Employability Skills Badging

Employability Skills Badging

Learners earn digital Employability Skills badges based on specific activities within an academic or training program’s curricula or through work-based learning experiences. These badges help learners connect the dots between their education and employment, represent their employability skills in a job interview, and be more attuned to workplace culture and expectations once in a job. Badges are offered through the Credly platform.

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Professional Development

Professional Development

A range of professional development offerings are available, tailored to the needs of your faculty, instructors, and staff.

Synchronous sessions are interactive in nature, with facilitated discussion in addition to lectures. Unique exercises get participants thinking out of the box with respect to embedding Essential Employability Qualities (EEQs) into curricula, effectively engaging employers, designing effective work-based learning experiences, understanding the latest thinking around skills and the future of work, and ensuring all learners are reaping the benefits of a program’s offerings.

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Professional Development
Technical Assistance and Consulting

Technical Assistance and Consulting

Support and guidance are provided to address challenges, provide project support, and/or achieve specific goals or tasks. Examples of recent work include the development of a Noncredit Quality Assurance process for a university and a future-focused Labor Market Analysis for a community college.

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Evaluation

Evaluation

QA Commons provides third-party evaluating services (often for grant-funded projects). Both formative and summative evaluations can be delivered.

QA Commons also provides tailored evaluations that assess an institution’s current performance with respect to preparing students for post-completion success. These evaluations determine gaps, prioritize needs, and suggest solutions that will elevate learners’ preparedness for a career.

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Evaluation

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If you’re interested in learning more about our framework and programs, please contact info@theqacommons.org

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