The Future of Higher Education
New Competency-Based Programs
- University of Maine at Presque Isle is implementing a proficiency-based approach, where freshmen use an educational ‘roadmap’ to show their proficiency in over 100 learning outcomes by graduation.
- The American Public University System, with enrollment at 90,000, now offers four competency-based undergraduate degrees that require students to master at least 60 competency-based modules for completion – eliminating the credit hour standard. Read more from Education Dive.
- Southern New Hampshire University will offer competency-based programs (health-care management, communications, general studies, and management) to federal employees through College of America—allowing them to develop skills immediately applicable in the workplace.
News & Events
- The University of Texas at Arlington is evaluating the implementation of a competency education program to attract nontraditional college students already in the workforce.
- Matt Reed highlights procrastination as a potential shortcoming in competency-based higher education institutions. He asks, “Has anyone seen an elegant and effective solution to the procrastination problem in competency-based programs?”
- There is one remaining webinar in the CBE for Community Colleges webinar series this academic year. The webinars are free to attend: CBE Transcripting, 4/19/2017.
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