Lessons learned from leading one of the nation’s largest college offering Competency Based Education
Concurrent Session 9
Competency based education continues to grow exponentially and offers many advantages compared to the traditional higher education approach. This session will explore the CBE landscape and various frameworks in order to help attendees determine the right approach to CBE and considerations for determining the optimal delivery model.
Given the surge in Competency Based Education, this session will explore the emerging landscape of CBE and the range of CBE models. It will also examine the opportunities and challenges of CBE. A CBE framework and design principles will provide insight into numerous questions that need to be answered when thinking about launching a CBE program. Having led the nation’s largest College of Business offering an exclusively CBE format to over 22,000 business students at Western Governors University, I will share insights into this unique model of educational delivery. We will also discuss best practices related to curriculum development, student support, program delivery, and a variety of other areas.
This session will not only present a variety of information, but is also designed to be interactive in order to engage those individuals who are already exploring or have launched CBE programs at their institution.
CBE will continue to gain momentum as an estimated 600+ institutions are in various phases of exploring how to adapt and launch CBE type programs. By receiving information from the national leader in CBE, attendees will leave with a basic roadmap and much more thorough understanding of best practices to approach CBE.