This four-part webinar series sponsored by American Institutes for Research and Public Agenda caught my attention. Those institutions of higher education creating competency-based programs need to be able to understand and communicate the value of the program as well as use the research to improve their models so that it can respond to the needs of more students. Below is the information from their email blast.
Making the Case for CBE Programs: Setting a Firm Foundation for Evaluation
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
2 PM to 3 PM ET
Hosted by American Institutes for Research and Public Agenda
As competency-based education (CBE) grows in popularity on college and university campuses, more faculty, program leaders, and institutional leaders want to know what works. Knowing how to build credible evidence through rigorous evaluation is critical, whether your goal is program improvement or making more definitive statements about student outcomes. A new webinar series hosted by American Institutes for Research and Public Agenda helps you do just that!
Setting a Firm Foundation for Evaluation is the first in a four part series designed to demystify the evaluation process. In this hour-long webinar, you and your colleagues will learn how to build powerful and compelling research questions that can make a difference to your stakeholders, and who to engage in your campus evaluation team for the best possible results.
Attendees will also be among the first to hear results from a new AIR issue brief focused on gathering early evidence of CBE programs’ effectiveness, based on work with six CBE programs across the country. We hope you will attend!
Erin Knepler, Associate Director, Higher Education & Workforce Programs, Public Agenda
Kelle Parsons, Researcher, Postsecondary Success, American Institutes for Research
Matt Soldner, Principal Researcher, Postsecondary Success, American Institutes for Research