January 19, 2022
 2-3 p.m. Eastern

Equity challenges continue to prevent many students from gaining access to college, completing postsecondary education, and experiencing economic mobility and other outcomes beyond completion of college. In fall 2021, through Strada’s Beyond Completion Challenge, nearly 30 universities or systems examined how well they were preparing their students for success after graduation and designed innovative solutions to improve those outcomes. Join us to learn more about the key principles and themes identified by these institutions to strengthen connections between education and employment. In addition to national research insights, leaders from these institutions will discuss how they are leading improvement efforts in their systems and on their campuses.


Paul Fain
Contributing Editor, Work Shift


Courtney H. McBeth
Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer, Strada Education Network

Kimberly Johnson
Vice Provost, Division of Undergraduate Education and Student Success, University of Oregon

Lydia Riley
Director of Academic Affairs for the University of Texas System

In the news from Strada

July 16, 2021
July 28, 2021 | Examining the Value of Nondegree Credentials

The number of organizations offering nondegree credentials is proliferating, and interest from learners in these credentials — certificates, certifications, and licenses — is growing. But even though these credentials are now in the spotlight, we have relatively sparse data on outcomes. To provide more understanding, through a Strada-Gallup survey we asked more than 14,000 adults across the nation about earnings, job satisfaction, and perceptions about the worth and benefits of nondegree credentials. This month’s Strada Public Viewpoint release compares learner outcomes across degree, nondegree, and combined pathways. By examining programs of different lengths and the experiences of different populations, we aim to provide insights that inform our understanding of the value and potential limitations of nondegree credentials. Join Strada researchers and expert panelists at 2 p.m. EDT Wednesday, July 28, for a discussion about the findings and implications for the field. As part of the ongoing Strada Public Viewpoint research started in March 2020, Strada Education Network has talked to tens of thousands of people in the United States about their experiences with work and education during the pandemic. The research is intended to inform education and training providers, policymakers, and employers who are helping people complete valuable and purposeful education pathways.