C-BEN Releases Quality Framework User’s Guide

C-BEN has 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 […]

C-BEN Releases Storytelling Toolkit

C-BEN has released The CBE Story: A Strategic Storytelling Toolkit. The Storytelling Toolkit is designed to help you communicate more effectively about the purpose, value and results of competency-based education. Inside this useful resource, you’ll find a framework for bringing your CBE story to life. There are activities, prompts, tips and templates to help you […]

HCM Strategists’ Release State Policy Resources on CBE

State and systems leaders are increasingly recognizing competency-based education (CBE) as a method to improve education delivery. They seek to better understand CBE, what states and systems can do to encourage the design and development of such programs, and how to think and talk about CBE in conversations at the policy level. Lumina funded HCM […]

Brand New Case Study Website That Explores University of Wisconsin Flexible Option Academic, Business and Operational Models Launched With Support From the Lumina Foundation

A new case study website provides a behind-the-scenes look at the University of Wisconsin Flexible Option academic, business and operational models. Lumina Foundation supported the development of at-a-glance takeaways and challenges, which expand to include more detail and resources in six main content areas of Academics, Budget, Communications, Enrollment Management and Technology, Metrics, and Policy […]

Quality Principles and Standards Released for Competency-Based Education Programs

Contact: Teresa Valerio Parrot 303.669.8945 teresa@tvpcommunications.com   Quality Principles and Standards for Competency-Based Education Programs Released Competency-Based Education Network defines elements necessary for quality program design, implementation May 3, 2017—Today the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) released the first ever set of Quality Principles & Standards designed specifically for post-secondary competency-based education (CBE) programs. With the continued […]

Competency-Based Education Ecosystem Framework

A new report  provides the most detailed and accurate description to date of what competency-based education (CBE) looks like from the perspectives of learners, higher education professionals, policymakers and others involved in this rapidly expanding movement. The report gives everyone involved in CBE programs a baseline understanding and common language to guide the development of […]

Survey of the Shared Design Elements & Emerging Practices of CBE Programs

Faculty, administrators and staff at colleges and universities with competency-based education (CBE) programs share near universal agreement regarding essential elements of strong CBE programs, according to a new survey from Public Agenda. Survey of the Shared Design Elements & Emerging Practices of Competency-Based Education Programs is the largest survey to date on CBE in higher education. The survey […]

New Survey Finds Broad Agreement on Functions Required for Effective CBE Programs

A new report from the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) reveals that colleges and universities offering competency-based education (CBE) programs have common expectations for program design and that those responsible for designing and delivering these programs tend to be full-time employees with a master’s or a doctorate degree. The report, Faculty and Staff Roles and Responsibilities in […]