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Faculty And Staff Roles And Responsibilities In The Design And Delivery Of Competency-Based Education Programs: A C-Ben Snapshot, Michelle Navarre Cleary Nov 2015

Faculty And Staff Roles And Responsibilities In The Design And Delivery Of Competency-Based Education Programs: A C-Ben Snapshot, Michelle Navarre Cleary

Michelle Navarre Cleary

In recent years, questions about the role of faculty members in competency-based education (CBE) programs have been raised by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General (2014), regional accreditors (Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions, 2015) and in the higher-education press (Neem, 2013; Ward, 2014). With increasing scrutiny and attention being paid to CBE programs, it is vital to develop a clear picture of what faculty are and are not doing in competency-based programs. This report presents the initial results of a Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) survey focused on cataloging the roles and responsibilities of faculty and staff involved …


Not A Horror Story: Competency-Based Education (Cbe) & Writing Instruction, Michelle Navarre Cleary Mar 2015

Not A Horror Story: Competency-Based Education (Cbe) & Writing Instruction, Michelle Navarre Cleary

Michelle Navarre Cleary

“Horrifying,” “dystopian,” “there be wild beasts out there” – these are not descriptions of a terrifying new movie, but recent reactions to competency-based education (CBE) on the Writing Program Administrators (WPA) listserv. However, closing our eyes and pulling up the covers is not going to serve us well.

Unlike credit-hour based programs, CBE allows students to apply learning gained in many ways (including from life experience, classrooms and MOOCS) to demonstrate competence. Many CBE programs also allow students to work at their own pace, freeing those who are ready to move more quickly from the constraints of the academic term. …