Let the Games Begin: CBExchange 2022 Has Begun

Let the games begin! Festivities have kicked off here in Amelia Island, Florida at CBExchange 2022. Competency-Based Education Network President Charla Long and Executive Vice President Amber Garrison Duncan took the stage at 9am this morning to lead us through this year’s CBExchange kick-off.

CompetencyXChange: Visionaries Creating the Game Plan to Scale CBE

Higher education is embracing CBE — with about 600 2- and 4-year institutions offering more than 1,000 CBE-based programs. And there’s an appetite to grow those numbers; recent research shows that 82% of institutions expect CBE programs to grow over the next five years. Now is the time to forge a coalition of educators, businesses, […]

C-BEN Partner Spotlight: James Hedges Takes New Role

C-BEN is pleased to share that Dr. James Hedges has been announced as the next dean of Weber State University’s Division of Online & Continuing Education. Hedges has been a long-time C-BEN member, using his experience in managing workforce partnerships to contribute to many of C-BEN’s initiatives, including presenting at CBExchange as a plenary speaker, […]

Nicolet Launches CBE Manufacturing Learning Lab

Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander, Wisconsin has taken another step in their CBE journey, opening a competency-based manufacturing learning lab in April 2022. Nicolet, a member of Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN), invested over $2 million to renovate and improve technology in their manufacturing building, Birchwood Center. Birchwood will now house Nicolet’s suite of manufacturing […]

CBE Leader Reaches New Heights

We are pleased to share news of network member’s accomplishments, but we are especially excited today. Join us in celebrating Dr. Laurie Dodge who has been promoted to executive vice chancellor and provost of University of Massachusets Global beginning April 1, 2022.