“By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs will require some form of postsecondary education, says the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. However, the official transcript today generally only serves to ‘check off the box’ for employers.”

So begins the discussion on the importance of making credentials portable, as highlighted by Joellen Shendy, Associate Vice Provost and Registrar at University of Maryland University College and Mark Leuba Vice President, Product Management for IMS Global, the leader in education technology interoperability. In their issue brief, “Making Credentials Portable”, Shendy and Leuba explain why university CIOs and registrars along with employers and technology suppliers must work together to transform the credential and keep pace with the digital age.

IMS Graphic for Issue Brief

On Wednesday, July 27, Shendy and Leuba will lead a webinar to define how the interoperability of credentials matter for universities, students and employers. The 30-minute webinar will begin at 1 p.m. EST and registration is open now.

At February’s Parchment Summit on Innovating Academic Credentials convening, Shendy and Leuba led a panel discussion on ensuring the interoperability and usability of credentials. Additional resources, including Summit event videos and reports, are available at ParchmentSummit.com.