FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR CAMPUS-WIDE NEEDS
Build foundational skills throughout all learning experiences – inside and outside the classroom – get consistent feedback on your progress, and learn how to employ your skills to be career ready.
FACULTY & STAFF
Align your course and program assessments with foundational skills and embed within a streamlined platform connected to your LMS – all while utilizing data in the near term to optimize instruction.
ASSESSMENT & ACADEMIC LEADERS
Measure student performance on foundational skills by course, program, or campus-wide. Map to learning outcomes to support the requirements of accreditation.
PRESIDENTS & CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICERS
Attain institutional goals to consistently deliver foundational skills via successful campus-wide coordination.
CONTINUOUS INSTRUCTIONAL IMPROVEMENT IS THE KEY
Successfully equipping graduates with strong foundational skills requires engagement by the various areas of campus which impact instruction. The key to effective learning is true closed loop assessment; a process which is accomplished by constantly cycling through skill measurement to support data-driven instructional strategy, which is then carried out by faculty who more effectively assist students with improving their foundational skills. NimblyWise has enabled institutions nationwide to successfully and effectively execute continuous instructional improvement strategies.
Consistent Measurement and Reporting
Capture and measure student learning through automated assessment workflows, deploy and review course specific and common assessments, and automatically report results all in one place.
Instructional Strategy Adjustment
Link assessment and reporting on student foundational skills directly to faculty’s instructional strategies and support same and next-term adjustments to course delivery to deepen student skill achievement.
Faculty Professional Development
Support faculty in continuous instructional improvement by linking learning outcome assessment to NimblyWise’s regional faculty workshops, best practice webinars, and peer and expert insights on instructional and assessment strategies.
FIND THE RIGHT SOLUTION SET FOR YOUR CAMPUS
Blog and News
3 Hard Truths About Soft Skills: Why The Most Sought After Skills Aren’t Prioritized In Higher Education
Reference any one of several surveys of hiring managers and you’ll find a common refrain: today’s graduates are entering the workforce ill-prepared for jobs that increasingly demand soft skills like critical thinking and communication. These foundational skills (and related skills including problem-solving, information literacy, and creativity) enable professionals to navigate a complex and evolving world Read more about 3 Hard Truths About Soft Skills: Why The Most Sought After Skills Aren’t Prioritized In Higher Education[…]
Boston, MA, February 12, 2019 In connection with the sale of Credo Reference Ltd. in November, 2018, Credo Education Inc. was spun out as an independent entity. Credo Education Inc. has now changed its corporate name to NimblyWise Inc. NimblyWise works with higher education institutions and corporations to prepare students and employees for continuous learning Read more about Credo Education Rebrands as NimblyWise[…]
It’s no secret that the world of work is changing. Gone are the days of learning a trade, showing up to work from 9 to 5, and gradually progressing up the ladder of a single company over the course of a long career. Success in the knowledge economy depends on adaptability, problem-solving, critical thinking, and Read more about The 6 Real-time Learning Habits Essential for Today’s Workforce[…]
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and NimblyWise present: Foundational Skills for Career Readiness Wednesday, February 20, 1:00 – 2:00pm EST Do students need to develop better foundational skills? How can data and assessment drive skill development? Join NimblyWise’s Vice President of Partnerships, Dr. Brent Keltner, and Chief of Staff, Sara Ortins, as Read more about Upcoming NACE Webinar: Foundational Skills for Career Readiness[…]
Our webinar series on the 4 Stages of Foundational Skills Development wrapped up with a presentation from Dr. Susan Burns, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Clarke University. Clarke represents what we identify as the highest rung on the foundational skills ladder, Employer Signaling, where campuses do everything they can Read more about Going the Distance: Integrating Foundational Skills Instruction Throughout the College Experience[…]
Seven years ago, Nash Community College in North Carolina realized it had a problem: when they asked local employers what they thought of Nash grads, the responses tended to come with a caveat. The graduates were good at the technical skills associated with their job, but struggled to move out of their comfort zone and Read more about Teaching the Teachers: Expanding the Reach of Foundational Skill Instruction to All Faculty[…]
Among the most elusive challenges we see when it comes to foundational skills is the difficulty of teaching and assessing them consistently across disciplines. Our recent white paper found that institutions universally value skills like critical thinking and communication, however instruction and learning outcomes vary widely depending on the department, course, or faculty member. But Read more about Core Values: Building a Solid Foundation of Consistent Foundational Skills (Webinar Recap)[…]
Marlon Mote of Tarrant Community College District recently spoke about the challenges of consistent assessment of foundational skills like critical thinking, and how he’s overcome those barriers at his institution. He used NimblyWise to increase student participation and bolster the consistency and accuracy of TCCD’s assessments, while also saving valuable staff time and resources. Foundational Read more about Webinar Recap: You Can’t Fix What You Can’t Measure[…]
In this series, we highlight exceptional responses we’ve seen on the part of higher education institutions to the many challenges endemic to America’s foundational skills crisis. This month we profiled Pfeiffer University in North Carolina, where leadership improved student motivation and buy-in through a commitment to cultivating student intentionality and foundational skill development. Key Player: Dr. Tracy Read more about Foundational Skills Innovation Spotlight: Pfeiffer University[…]
Addressing the foundational skills crisis is one of the great challenges for higher education today. While the evidence of the skills gap is overwhelming, and while educators’ belief in critical thinking is sincere, many institutions have struggled to implement successful foundation skills development programs. In interviews with 50+ academic leaders, we learned that the most Read more about The 3 Pillars of a Successful Foundational Skills Development Strategy[…]