The student video tells the story of our first CBE graduate who returned to college to finish her bachelor’s degree, in the mist of overcoming great life challenges. With UofL’s CBE program focused on student success, Rachel was able to graduate in 10 months. Her success story shows that our program has been intentionally designed to provide an engaged student experience and a direct path to graduation for adult professionals with extensive experience in their field.
This video highlights Quality Element #1 (Institutional Commitment), Standard #7 (Technology Evaluation and Investment). IT Director Andrea Deau and IT Development Manager Angela Meidl discuss how stakeholders implementing UW Flexible Option quickly realized existing SIS technology would not be sufficient to support this competency-based education programming. They discuss initial technology efforts to create a student-centric Engagement System to support learners–leveraging existing platforms while building others like a new student portal. Considering the quality rubric built to support this Quality Element and Standard, the video demonstrates progression through the Initial to Developed stage, with plans to move towards Highly Developed.
In this video, Dr. Lee Bewley, director of CBE Healthcare Leadership program at UofL, addresses the need for a degree in the format of competency-based education in the community and in the healthcare industry. He also talks about the ideal student, adult learner that can benefit from a cbe degree as well as the Prior Learning Assessment that can accelerate a student’s path to graduation. The video also features Rachel McClain, our first CBE degree graduate who was able to complete her education in only 10 months.
This video leverages practices in the Storytelling Toolkit. The central ‘character’ loves her job but understands the nursing landscape is highly competitive. Her core challenge was that she needed to earn a bachelor’s degree to continue in her career track while sustaining her home and work commitments. This story highlights how UW Flexible Option, a CBE program, allowed her to earn a respected degree that she could tailor to her life instead of the other way around. The moral of the story is that, if you are motivated, you too can earn a respected degree on your own terms.
In this video, UW Flexible Option Business Administration student Qinghua Lao discusses her learning experiences and their real world application. Highlighting Quality Principle #1, Standard #7 (Coherent Program/Curriculum Design and Varied Learning Exercises), she describes how she uses various learning materials to develop competency mastery in this program. Qinghua also shares how one project she completed, a marketing plan, had direct employer application and ultimately helped land her a permanent position. Her example highlights CBEN Quality Principle #2 (Meaningful/Integrated Competencies), Standard #3 (Current/Relevant Competencies) and how CBE programs can provide real value to both students and employers.