What’s New in Competency-Based Higher Education?

November 4, 2016 by

What's NewDraft Quality Standards

A group of colleges that offer competency-based programs released a draft set of voluntary quality standards to inform the design or scaling of high-quality programs. Education Department officials say this could help prevent the rise of programs that don’t meet the bar for quality. Here’s the draft standards from CBEN.

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Competency-Based Education Webinar Series

CBE Info announced the continuation of the CBE for Community Colleges webinar series this academic year. The webinars are free to attend.

There is a growing interest in competency-based education (CBE) for higher education as one of the approaches to accelerate students’ progress-to-degree while assuring the quality and validity. The CBEinfo.org webinars will help those that wish to understand how CBE can work and how they can get started on the development of CBE programs at their own institutions.

For more information including speakers, times, and registration, visit here.

Upcoming Webinars Include:

  • CBE Financial Aid, 11/16/2016
  • CBE Course Demos, 11/30/2016
  • CBE Assessment Delivery and Proctoring, 1/18/2017
  • CBE Orientation Courses, 2/15/2017
  • CBE Completion Strategies, 3/1/2017
  • CBE Transcripting, 4/19/2017

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