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C-BEN Opens to New Members

CompetencyWorks Blog

Author(s): Chris Sturgis

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Learn Lessons from the Field

The Competency-Based Education Network (focus on higher education) or C-BEN has opened its network to new members! You can find the new member brochure here, which includes information on the four categories of members: U.S. Institutions of Higher Education; K-12, International Institutions of Higher Education, Government, Associations and Non-Profits; Corporations and Service Providers; and Individuals

C-BEN has already done an amazing job in creating quality standards and tackling tricky issues for competency-based education in institutions of higher education. They operate with a set of core principles and have demonstrated powerful collaborations to harness the potential of competency-based education. In the announcement, other strands of their work include: promote and advance competency-based education as a strong and legitimate pathway to high-quality degrees and credentials for all learners; play a defining role in the growth of the movement; build and scale high-quality competency-based education programs; and advance the latest in innovative competency-based learning practices.

The next CBExchange is September 20-22, 2017, in Phoenix, AZ with a member-only convening September 19-20.If you are interested in presenting a session at CBExchange, the Request for Proposals process is open for submissions. Please submit your proposed session no later than July 10, 2017.