Quality Framework Use and Adoption

This project focused on building field capacity and supporting widespread adoption and skilled use of the CBE Quality Framework in the design, implementation, improvement and scaling of CBE programs. Participants selected for this project participated in refining and testing ancillary resources and training materials to support competent and committed use of the CBE Quality Framework. Members of the Collaboratory Project 1 created the Quality Framework for Competency-based Education Programs: A User’s Guide.

Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education

Programs: A User’s Guide
Members of the Collaboratory released the Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs: A User’s Guide to assist institutions in using and adopting C-BEN’s “Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs”. As the number of CBE programs continues to grow, many constituents are looking to build high quality CBE programs in accordance with the Quality Framework. This guide is intended to make the Quality Framework more accessible to institutions wishing to use it. Our goal is not to offer a pathway or the “right answers” to developing and/or improving CBE programs, but rather to offer the high-level, high-leverage questions to be considered to accelerate and enable institutional work. The User’s Guide breaks down each of the 8 Elements of Quality and provides key considerations about where institutions should start, including key people to have at the table, resources needed, institutional illustrations, and pro tips. To access this guide, please click here.