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Our Work

The Competency-Based Education Network is a group of regionally accredited colleges and universities working together to address shared challenges to designing, developing, and scaling competency-based degree programs. Lessons and updates from the group’s collective efforts will be shared here in the future.

Areas of Practice

In early 2014, the Competency-Based Education Network selected an initial cohort of participating colleges and universities. The cohort includes 18 institutions and two public systems serving 42 campuses. The institutions will take part in research and development funded by Lumina Foundation to provide an evidence-based approach to advancing affordable, high-quality competency-based education capable of serving many more students of all backgrounds.

Participating institutions offer degree programs with well-defined learning outcomes and rigorous assessment or are on their way to creating them. The C-BEN Steering Committee, comprising innovators from several participating institutions, guide the work and expect to issue more calls for applications.