Competency-Based Education, Put to the Test
This piece explores how Western Governors University implements competency-based education (CBE) into all of its degree programs, how effectiveness is measured throughout the institution, and how assessment practices have changed to better gauge student learning.
Ads Spell Out What Career and Technical Education Really Is — and Who It’s For
The California Community Colleges system is attempting to rebrand career and technical education (CTE) as a path towards well-paid jobs in desirable fields, as well as explain what CTE is, move away from associated stigma, and identify which students benefit from it.
New Evidence on Integrated Career Pathways
A new report by the Urban Institute and George Washington University find that students enrolled in Accelerating Opportunity (AO) programs experience an 11% to 20% increase in earning a credential. AO is an initiative that helps students enroll in career pathway programs at two-year and technical colleges.
The Complex Universe of Alternative Postsecondary Credentials and Pathways
A new paper by the American Academy of Arts & Sciences provides an in-depth analysis of alternative credentials that can serve either as alternatives to a college degree or a pathways to complete a degree. Included is an overview on certificate programs, work-based training, and competency-based education (CBE) programs.
Replacing the Third Leg: Corporate Partnerships and Long-Term Community College Success
In this interview, Ian Roark, Vice President of Workforce Development, reflects on how relationships and partnerships between community colleges and local/regional employers are beneficial, and how they can be maintained.