Incoming students in competency-based programs at Lipscomb University spend a long day trying to prove their baseline skills and behavior, with 30 college credits on the line.
Using big data to improve completion rates, and also to give realistic indicators of how both students and instructors are performing.
A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.
Competency-based education and more "personalized" degree programs offer false promise, writes Amy E. Slaton, and could actually worsen inequality in higher education.
Competency-based education is gaining steam, but questions remain about which forms the U.S. Department of Education will back.
Lumina Foundation creates group of colleges working on competency-based degrees, with goals of defining what works and what, exactly, competency-based education should be.
UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid.
Seven states partner up to ensure that student veterans earn college credit for service, while also calling for help from ACE and the Pentagon.
It its industrial approach to efficiency, competency-based education shortchanges less-affluent student and contributes to stratification, Amy Slaton writes.
Stanford pledges to pay for a master's in education for humanities Ph.D.s who want to become high school teachers.
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