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Introduction to the CBE National Landscape Project
Erin Knepler, Associate Director of Higher Education and Workforce Programs, Public Agenda
Erin Knepler serves as the project manager and oversees knowledge management for the Competency-Based Education Network (C-BEN). She provides support to institutional teams and leads C-BEN research activities. Additionally, Erin manages multiple projects working with dozens of colleges and universities across the country to support student success.
Charla Long, CBE Program Creator, Consultant to Public Agenda, Founding Dean, Lipscomb University College of Professional Studies
In January 2015, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation partnered with Public Agenda to build a shared understanding of the need for a broad view of competency-based education (CBE) and to issue a "call to action" to postsecondary actors at higher education institutions who can position CBE in a way that advances conversations about educational quality, equity, and learning. This session will share the outcomes of this work, including a CBE Ecosystem and Landscape map, a set of universal design elements and practice approaches, and the framework for a future research agenda.
Attendees will know the ten design elements of healthy and robust competency-based education programs.
Attendees will better understand the current CBE ecosystem and higher education landscape.
Attendees will learn how they can contribute to the developing field of research in this innovative area.