Category Archives: Higher Education Policy Reform

(PODCAST) Discussing competency-based education with Amy Laitinen

June 2, 2015

Today’s podcast is with Amy Laitinen, Deputy Director at the New America Foundation. Those in the competency-based education space are probably familiar with Amy as she has spent a lot of time working on CBE at the Department of Education and New America. … Continue reading

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Capella approved to participate in latest round of experimental sites

January 13, 2015

This round of experimental sites, announced in July, will allow at least 40 colleges to experiment with competency-based education and prior learning assessment, granting them a waiver from certain rules that govern federal financial aid. Capella was approved by the … Continue reading

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Advancing CBE through C-BEN

July 23, 2014

As the momentum around competency-based education builds, it needs advocates and organization to serves as force multipliers to advance the cause. C-BEN, the Competency-Based Education Network, is just such a force multiplier. It’s a collection of institutions practicing CBE and … Continue reading

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Meeting the explosive demand for skills that public institutions cannot always meet

March 18, 2014

Nexus recently released a study that focuses on the high costs that state taxpayers would incur if undergraduate students served by proprietary institutions instead enrolled in two- and four-year public institutions. The study calculated the financial implications in California, New … Continue reading

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The future of direct assessment

February 26, 2014

Today’s guest post is from Capella’s Director of Public & Federal Aid Policy, Jillian Klein. I would like to welcome Jillian back from maternity leave! An article in last week’s Inside Higher Ed called “Taking the Direct Path” talks all … Continue reading

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