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What’s New in Competency-Based Higher Education?

CompetencyWorks Blog

Author(s): Natalie Slocum

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

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Thought Leadership

  • This article focuses on quality of competency-based programs, and highlights 4 steps on a proactive CBE path.
  • Sajan George looks at recruiting teachers for personalized, competency-based programs.


  • Idaho’s Higher Education Task Force included a recommendation for a competency-based or mastery-based K-12 system.
  • A newly proposed bill, the Innovation in Accreditation Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives would grant broad waivers to accreditors aimed at allowing them to bypass federal requirements in order to encourage innovation.

Recommended Reading

Here are four articles from the Journal of Competency-Based Education:

Upcoming Event

The inaugural Fast Track to Success: Best Practices in CBE Design and Delivery conference in Austin, Texas, on June 2, 2017, was a phenomenal success. To sustain the momentum and to expand CBE across Texas — and beyond, there will be a second conference in Austin, on April 5 and 6, 2018. We are planning on approximately 300 attendees for this two-day conference.

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