C-BEN recognizes that today, competency-based education is still a nascent field with a small number of people and institutions understanding enough to describe it or implement it. To ensure its impact on the future of learning and student success, C-BEN is committed to spreading its knowledge and expertise through programming and support services that can help others move through the learning curve competently - accelerating development, adoption, and continued innovation.
C-BEN members share a commitment to core principles and practices, and a willingness to work collaboratively to:
To reach scale and build a sustainable movement, C-BEN helps students, employers, and other key stakeholders better understand CBE and its evidence of outcomes for completion, cost, and workforce needs alignment. This strand of work focuses on telling the CBE story more effectively on a national level, with resources available for local and statewide institutional and organizational use.
To help institutions and organizations offer high-quality CBE programs, C-BEN equips leaders from a wide range of disciplines and perspectives with the resources needed to be successful in their various roles. This strand of work focuses on creating new evidence-based resources, establishing communities of practices by institutional role, and offering training and consulting services. Also, the work connects CBE to other education innovations which have the potential to expand the CBE movement.
To make the design and delivery of CBE programs less challenging, C-BEN seeks to remove barriers currently in place through legislative, regulatory or accreditation bodies. This strand of work fully supports responsible innovation, including safeguards against potential bad actors. Through educational outreach efforts, evidence that CBE delivers on its promises is shared with those who have oversight responsibility for laws, regulations and standards that restrict CBE implementation. This priority also includes building institutional infrastructure for CBE programs, such as IT related tools.
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