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National Research on UD's Micro-credentials

Since launching our micro-credentialing program in Fall of 2020, we've awarded over 1,000 micro-credentials to over 600 students to date. During this time, we partook in three international research studies to better understand the significance and impact on 21st century skills micro-credentials on our students and the workforce.

Lumina Foundation

IACT participated with Education Design Lab and the Lumina Foundation in a national "BadgedToHire" research study which evaluated the value of 21st century skill micro-credentials as a hiring signal for career readiness.

Astrum U

IACT is participating in a study with Astrum U and Education Design Lab to show that completion of 21st century skills micro-credentials increase skill attainment, workforce readiness, and career attainment.


The University of Dayton, the University of Melbourne, and Education Design Lab are participating with Edalex in a study to asses how employers use micro-credentials as a signal to hire.

We're excited to see the results of our work through the pilot phase of this program, but there's little doubt about the impact that these 21st century skills micro-credentials are already making on our students' lives.

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Although the "T" in IACT usually stands for the way we transform our students, occasionally, we transform another facet of our work. Effective August 1st, IACT will be relocating from ArtStreet to room 401 of Roesch Library. The Brook Center for Empowerment and Wellbeing will relocate from Gosiger Hall to the ArtStreet complex, serving as a wellbeing hub in the heart of the student neighborhood.
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