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What’s New in Competency-Based Higher Education?

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Author(s): Natalie Slocum

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

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  • What is the current state of CBE in IHE across the United States? Preliminary findings from a joint Eduventures/Ellucian survey reporting on institutions’ level of commitment to CBE can be found here.
  • CBE and Prior Learning Assessment intersect in many ways, and a new CAEL resource explores the relationship between these two ideas and how they work together in higher education.
  • AIR released a brief outlining 7 considerations for CBE program leaders who want to begin gathering and using rigorous evidence as they build a case for CBE to both internal and external audiences.
  • CAEL released a new case study of Salt Lake City’s ambitious CBE initiative, which it launched with 10 active programs in 2015 and many more are currently under development.

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