Resource Library

Browse these resources to develop a competency-based education program at your institution, help you lead CBE at the programmatic, institutional, or state-system level, or learn about the latest CBE research, design models, and best practices.

Key C-BEN Resources

Below you will find our most downloaded CBE guides and resources.

CompetencyXChange Agenda

Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs

Quality Framework for Competency-Based Education Programs: User's Guide

The CBE Story A Strategic Storytelling Toolkit

C-BEN Employer Engagement Best Practices Toolkit

Designing with Equity in Mind: An Action Toolkit for Competency-Based Education

Faculty supporting and developing a CBE program – strategies implemented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Faculty and Staff Roles and Responsibilities in the Design and Delivery of Competency-Based Programs: A C-BEN Snapshot

The Relationship Between Competency-Based Education and Direct Assessment (Capella University, 2015)

Student success and retention using new definitions created for nonterm, direct assessment CBE (Mayeshiba and Brower, 2017)

Direct Assessment CBE: Using Effective Practices to Meet Accreditation Criteria & Title IV Approval (Milam, 2016)

Navigating the CBE Frontier: Leveraging Data to Improve Student Service and Outcomes (Brower, 2017)

Competency-Based Education: The Importance of Metrics and Data Collection (Rivers, 2016)

Using Digital Badges for Competency-Based Recognition (2016)