San Francisco — Foundry College, a new kind of college that builds future-ready skills and knowledge by providing adults with an education that combines the durable professional skills that employers seek with in-demand, job-relevant credentials to align with the jobs of today and tomorrow, today announced that the American Council on Education’s Learning Evaluations Service has evaluated and recommended college credit for six of their courses.
ACE, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
“We are truly excited that Foundry College’s learners will now be able to gain credit at colleges and universities across the country that accept ACE credit recommendations,” said Dr. Akiba Covitz, president and CEO of Foundry College. “This opportunity is invaluable in time and money for those that want to continue further with their education. The process for being awarded these credit recommendations was quite rigorous, we gained much from undertaking it, and this award is highly coveted.”
ACE Learning Evaluations helps adults gain academic credit for courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs by providing guidance to colleges and universities in determining the applicability of coursework and examinations to their courses and degree programs. For more than 60 years, colleges and universities have trusted ACE to provide reliable course equivalency information to facilitate their decisions to award academic credit.
Foundry College offers a total of six courses that have been recommended for college credit by ACE Learning Evaluations. For a complete listing of these courses, please visit the ACE National Guide.
About Foundry College
Foundry College is a new kind of college that offers live, face-to-face classes in an online environment that promotes the community of a traditional classroom experience. Every class combines live, instructor-led lectures with small-group active learning sessions to ensure that new skills and knowledge are effectively integrated, retained, and can be put into immediate practice. Foundry College’s proprietary learning management system, the Forge, can host up to 200 students per session and uses performance data to facilitate student learning and success. Created by a team led by President Emeritus and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Stephen M. Kosslyn, Foundry College launched in 2018 and is headquartered in San Francisco. Foundry College was recently named a Top 100 Ed Tech company in North America by HolonIQ. www.foundrycollege.org.
Founded in 1918, ACE is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents and more than 200 related associations nationwide. It provides leadership on key higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy. For more information, please visit www.acenet.edu or follow ACE on Twitter @ACEducation.