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What’s New in Competency-Based Higher Education?

August 10, 2016 by

What's NewNews and Thought Leadership

CBE Programs

  • The competency-based program at Texas A&M University—Commerce used predictive analytics to better understand transfer students and graduation rates, highlighting that CBE programs offer essential alternative pathways to support a wide range of student needs.
  • Rasmussen College received approval to offer competency-based degree programs in business management and accounting.

New Resources

CBE Book on Assessment
: A new book was published, titled Competency-based Education & Assessment: The Excelsior Experience, by Tina Goodyear, the Executive Director of the Center for the Assessment of Post-Traditional Learning at Excelsior College.

CBE Website Resource: Blackboard created a competency-based education research hub, which provides access to research and resources on competency education across different organizations.

CAEL Case Study: CAEL released a case study on Lord Fairfax Community College, focusing on its ‘Knowledge to Work’ initiative to establish new competency-based degree programs.


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