• Can hiring managers identify the competencies they seek?

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  • Transcript of Tomorrow

    Posted on February 29 2016

    The University of Maryland University College will this fall pilot a digital "extended transcript." For now, a prototype offers a look at one institution’s idea of the transcript of the future. UMUC is one of a doze...

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  • The American Council on Education on Thursday released two new papers that call for a less fragmented credentialing system in higher education and for better communication about the value of students' competencies. The...

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  • The U.S. Education Department's Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is currently auditing Western Governors University, the nation's largest and most established competency-based education provider, reports Inside Higher E...

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  • The Faculty Role Online, Scrutinized

    Posted on January 15 2016

    In recent years the Office of Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Education has asked tough questions about the faculty role in competency-based education. Now the inspector general has turned its scrutiny to Western Governors Un...

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  • Survey on Competency-Based Ed Programs

    Posted on January 7 2016

    Competency-based education has been growing in popularity, with nearly 600 colleges and universities offering or developing such programs. The nonprofit organization Public Agenda recently conducted a survey of staff and administrat...

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  • Survey on Competency-Based Education

    Posted on January 6 2016

    Public Agenda, a nonprofit organization, recently surveyed faculty, staff and administrators at colleges that offer competency-based credentials. The group found wide agreement on what makes a strong competency-based program. K...

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  • Measuring Competency

    Posted on November 30 2015

    A preliminary snapshot of the academic skills of students who are enrolled in a new, aggressive form of competency-based education is out, and the results look good. Southern New Hampshire University used an outside testing firm to asse...

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  • The U.S. Education Department announced plans to expand its competency-based education (CBE) experiment to include programs that charge students based on a subscription period model. The original experiment, launched in July 2014, allow...

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  • As our students become more diverse in age, experience, and goals, we in the higher education community must take notice so that we can offer more diverse ways to serve and support them. Competency-based education (CBE) is one increasing...

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