Big Audacious Conversation About Competency-Based Education

I just returned from our winter Assessment, Teaching, and Learning (ATL) retreat, where faculty, institutional researchers, and administrators spent a heady 24 hours playing both the believing and the doubting game around competency-based education (CBE).

As synchronicity would have it, this morning, I received an e-mail from the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) announcing its Big Audacious Conversation About Competency-Based Education on March 13th at 11AM MDT.

WCET writes that “Competency-based education is the latest higher education hot topic (move over MOOCs).  In 2013, the Department of Education and the President encouraged institutions to consider incorporating CBE programs to aid attainment and affordability goals, and provided guidance for offering federal financial aid.  As CBE moves into the mainstream, more and more institutions are considering developing programs. What are some of the most important considerations?”

The two presenters, one a senior policy analyst with the New America Foundation, the other a college provost and a senior vice president for academics and student success at Broward College (which designed one of its programs to a CBE model to improve student success and completion in the program) will “share valuable lessons learned and advice to institutions considering program redesign to a CBE model.”

This webcast is provided free and open to all, but space is limited.  If you are interested in participating (they promise there will be plenty of time for questions), I encourage you to Register TODAY for this March 13 webcast!

If you are interested in even more about CBE, WCET is also offering a Leadership Summit May 7th and 8th in Salt Lake City.

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