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Competency-based education provides a framework to increase accessibility and opportunities for success for diverse groups of learners, but achieving the level of personalization necessary for CBE to work at scale presents a challenge.
The Ed Department’s push to redefine the credit hour could make launching alternative programs easier, but stakeholders say safeguards are still needed.
Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions (CRAC) Common Framework for Defining and Approving CBE Programs – 6/2/15
This part of the fourth collaboratory focuses on the business case for recognition of non-institutional learning, the processes required for recognition, and the
resulting possibilities of recognition. With the assistance of Lumina, ACE and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, university participants explored, developed,
piloted, tested and shared tools and processes with an intended outcome of determining best practices in the following:
• Partnering with non-university/college organizations
• Determining the ROI of workplace – education partnerships
• Developing and implementing processes to evaluate non-institutional learning as academic credit opportunities