Competency-Based Programs

Evolution of Learning

What is Competency-Based Learning?

This type of learning focuses on what students need to know, understand, and do upon earning the degree; i.e. what they can do in the workplace. Students progress through the program at their own pace through the mastery of outcomes.

Who are the Current Players?

Alverno College, Antioch University, Austin Community College, Brandman University, Broward Community College, Capella University, Cardinal Stritch University, Charter Oak State College, Columbia Basin College, Community College of Spokane, Edmonds Community College, Excelsior College, Ivy Tech Community College, Kentucky Community and Technical College System, Lipscomb University, Northern Arizona University, Southern New Hampshire University, SUNY Empire State College, University of Maryland University College, University of Wisconsin - Extension, Valencia College, Western Governors University

Why?

When

Project Plan

  • Six to eight month development
  • Program(s) choice
  • Outcome path development with authentic assessments
  • Policy and procedures
  • Technology and "app" needs
  • Resource development
  • DoE and HLC approvals
  • Marketing and training