Archive: 2014

Competency-Based Education Network Seeks Partners for Expansion

Posted on November 14th, 2014

Amid growing interest in competency-based education, the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) has issued a call for new membership applications.  The application period opens today, with applications due by January 15, 2015.

Click here to read the full press release. 


Experimental Sites Q&A: Competency-Based Education

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

On September 2nd, Public Agenda hosted and moderated a Q&A session with Dave Musser & David Soo from the U.S. Department of Education for institutions in the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN) and Breakthrough Models Incubator (BMI) consortium that intend to apply for one or more of the following experimental sites: Competency-Based Education, Limited Direct Assessment, and/or Prior Learning Assessment.  

A recording of the webinar can be found here:


Education Department Opens the Door to Innovation in Higher Education: Ted Mitchell Addresses the Competency-Based Education Network and Announces Experimental Sites

Posted on July 22nd, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a new round of experimental sites that will open the door to higher education innovation aimed at increasing college access and providing more affordable and flexible paths for students seeking quality credentials.  Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell announced the use of experimental sites to test these emerging models of student-focused, outcomes-based academic delivery and provided details at the C-BEN quarterly meeting. 

Click here for the full C-BEN Press Release.


20 Colleges Are Picked for Effort on Competency-Based Education

Posted on March 5th, 2014

The Competency-Based Education Network, an effort financed by the Lumina Foundation that is seeking to provide leadership on the development of competency-based degree programs, on Wednesday announced an initial group of participating institutions that includes 18 colleges and two higher-education systems.