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VIDEO: Chancellor Milliken Speaks at ASU+GSV Summit

Discusses microcredentials with Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda and ASU Special Advisor Jeff Selingo

AUSTIN, TEXAS – The University of Texas System Chancellor James B. Milliken this week participated in the ASU+GSV Summit where he joined Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda in a panel moderated by Arizona State University Special Advisor Jeff Selingo about the successes and future potential of credentialing in higher education. The panel was titled: “Texas Tea: Transforming Higher Ed with Workforce Microcredentials.


In the panel, they discussed several issues related to microcredential efforts in higher education, with Chancellor Milliken highlighting the UT System’s expanding partnership with Coursera to provide broad access to microcredential courses that help students and alumni enhance their skill sets and maximize their job prospects.

Chancellor Milliken also addressed confidence in higher education, pointing out the potential for microcredentials to keep costs down while offering an innovative and effective means to maximize the value of a degree.

To learn more about the UT System’s microcredentialing initiative, Texas Credentials for the Future, please visit

About The University of Texas System

With 14 institutions that enroll over 256,000 students overall, the UT System is the largest university system in Texas and one of the largest public university systems in the United States. UT institutions produced over 63,000 graduates last year and awarded more than one-third of the undergraduate degrees in Texas, as well as 60% of the state's medical degrees. The combined efforts of UT-owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics resulted in over 10.6 million outpatient visits and more than 2 million hospital days in 2023. UT’s $4.3 billion research enterprise is one of the nation’s most innovative, ranking No. 1 in Texas and No. 2 in the U.S. for federal research expenditures. With an operating budget of $29.1 billion for fiscal year 2024, UT institutions collectively employ more than 122,000 faculty, health care professionals, support staff and students.

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