Take the first steps in developing and implementing competency-based education.
Get the information and working time you need to be successful in developing and managing competency-based education (CBE) at your institution. You will learn from the experiences of academic leaders who have championed CBE efforts at their own institutions. This is the only conference where you will have working time to rethink curriculum design, student support, faculty involvement, and administrative processes as you embark on a CBE initiative.
We continuously work to bring you the most innovative and practical examples of CBE in higher education. Join us to hear about the following institutions who are on the leading edge of the CBE movement:
There is nowhere competency-based learning has more promise and potential than in reshaping general education across our nation’s universities, yet the challenges of identifying and measuring specific competencies are not insignificant. This workshop will present lessons from two emerging models.
To retain and graduate more adult students, institutions are using PLA to award college-level credit for work and life experiences. This workshop will address how PLA can be designed to translate experiential learning into college credit.
Academic leaders tasked with implementing and managing CBE curriculum are encouraged to attend this conference with their committee. You and your team will leave with the tools you need to creatively develop, implement, and manage your CBE programs. When two attendees register from the same institution, a third registration is offered at 50% off.
Contact Tunde Brimah, Director of Program Development at Tunde@academicimpressions.com or 720-988-1220 if you’d like additional information about the program.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to begin the first steps in developing and implementing competency-based education at your institution.
General education is intended to provide a foundation in liberal education to equip undergraduates with the skills they need to thrive in the 21st century. A poorly designed curriculum can jeopardize first- to second-year retention, lengthen time to degree, reduce graduation rates, and leave students questioning the value of the mythical four-year degree. Weak general education curriculum can leave faculty in upper division courses—and, eventually, graduate school faculty and employers—disappointed in students’ basic skill levels and knowledge.
This workshop will address methods for using CBE in general education curriculum that can have a positive impact on the distinctiveness of your institution’s core curriculum, student completion and persistence, and the employability of your students. We’ll also discuss the use of backward curriculum design, modularization of curriculum content, application to national or local general education frameworks, and the use of assessments in general education courses.
Breakout Session Two – Deans/Academic LeadersYou will see more examples of course design and implementation. You’ll also see examples of a finished course map with all outcomes, competencies, activities, and assessments.
To retain and graduate more adult students, institutions are using PLA to award college-level credit for work and life experiences. PLA kick starts student success, provides economic and time benefits, increases student persistence, and encourages lifelong learning by allowing students to take a course challenge (or challenge exam) or present a portfolio to demonstrate his or her mastery of competencies. This workshop will address:
In her current role, Tiffany serves as an administrator of Lipscomb’s CORE Assessment Center and designs behaviorally-based assessment and curriculum for the university’s competency-based education program. She is a graduate of Harding University and spent six years studying at the University of Memphis, earning her Master of Arts and Education Specialist degrees in School Psychology, as well as her Doctor of Education degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. Tiffany holds Tennessee licensure as a school psychologist and is recognized as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with doctoral designation. Tiffany’s research interests include behavioral assessment and instructional methods, academic assessment and intervention, temporal discounting, and serving adult learners through best practices in competency-based education.
Eric has worked in higher education for the past 11 years. He was a full-time, tenured assistant professor at Central Wyoming College in Riverton, Wyoming for six years and taught in the areas of business, management, and criminal justice. Eric also spent time as a Director and Workforce Training Coordinator during his time with Central. He has spent the past four years as an academic administrator, with the past two years as the Associate Dean and currently the Interim Dean of the School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties at Salt Lake Community College. Eric has overseen and is currently leading the School of Applied technology to a transition from a clock hour format into Competency Based Education modality. Eric has spent the past five years working in the area of Competency Based Education and Curriculum Development and has been involved in helping to change over 15 academic programs during that time. Prior to moving to Salt Lake City, Eric also served 2.5 terms as an elected member of the Riverton City Council in Riverton, Wyoming, including two terms as the Council President. Eric Holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University.
Jim is a higher education consultant, specializing in online, competency-based education, enrollment growth and serving student veterans. He served for over seven years as the President of Hopkinsville Community College. Until January 2015, Jim served as the System Director for Distance Learning Initiatives at the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and guided the development of foundation principles for competency-based online education to be used statewide. Jim was also the director of KCTCS’ online, modularized, competency-based Direct2Degree program (D2D).
Jim has had a distinguished career as a college and university administrator for more than 36 years. Having served at a private liberal arts university, a technical institute, a regional research university and several community colleges, Jim brings a wealth of knowledge from a variety of higher education sectors. He brings a unique perspective to guide planning and execution with full understanding of the cross-function implications.
Joellen envisions a 21st Century student record that replaces the traditional transcript. She has worked in higher education serving adult students since 1988. Joellen is a founding member and current President of Chesapeake and Potomac Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (CAPACRAO). She is the former Chair of the Business Process and Systems Strand of the Competency Based Education Network (CBEN), a group of colleges and universities working together to address shared challenges to designing, developing and scaling competency-based degree programs. In her current role, Joellen focuses on the strategic future of credentialing. She supports student learning via projects that empower students with metacognitive agency to articulate what they know and are able to accomplish throughout their educational journey. She is currently working with IMS Global bringing vendors and institutions together to create a new extended transcript for competency-based education.
Grand Hyatt San Antonio600 East Market StreetSan Antonio, TX 78205
To reserve your room, please click here or call 210.224.1234 Please indicate that you are with the Academic Impressions group to receive the group rate.
The rate is $169 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of May 14, 15, and 16, 2017.
Make your reservations prior to April 24, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early. Rooms are subject to hotel availability.
Set along the spectacular River Walk, Grand Hyatt San Antonio is located near downtown restaurants, sites and attractions that make San Antonio one of the most culturally rich cities in the country.
The hotel is located 8 miles from San Antonio International Airport (SAT).
Shuttle transportation to and from San Antonio International Airport and downtown is provided for a fee by SATRANS, the city's official airport shuttle, between 7:00 AM and 1:00 AM, daily.
“This conference presented a wealth of information that we will use in the months ahead. The presenters were knowledgeable and communicated effectively. This was a worthwhile use of our time and money”- Jeromey Martini, President, Horizon College & Seminary
“It was a great opportunity for our faculty to learn and train together as we prepare to move forward with our transition into Competency Based Learning.”- Eric A. Heiser, Associate Dean, Salt Lake Community College
“We are just starting to develop CBE, so I feel much more prepared now that I have attended this conference. So glad I attended.”- Christine Burns, Faculty Member, Central New Mexico Community College
“This conference was an invaluable resource for our institution in moving ahead with our plans to implement CBE!”- Todd Knudsen, Chief Academic Officer, Southern California University of Health Sciences
“Lots of sharing and expertise about embarking on path to CBE. Learned a lot. Have much to bring back to my institution for discussion and progress on CBE.”- Diane Burke, Dean, Workforce Training Center, Central New Mexico Community College
“This was the most helpful conference I've attended for understanding the entire scope of Competency-Based Education.”- Carol Jensen, Professor of Health Professions, Metropolitan State University of Denver
“A solid experience and a great way to network with professionals with common interests. The content was specific and clearly presented. Very little fluff.”- Brian Tinker, EdD, MFA, Associate Professor and Program Director, Colorado Mountain College
“This conference provided attendees with the knowledge, skills, and tools to begin CBE at their own institutions.”- Pat LaGrow, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, University of Central Oklahoma
“This conference is perfect for anyone trying to navigate the process of starting CBE programs. Lots of helpful information and you walk out with confidence that you can keep moving forward.”- Aaron Black; Dean, Adult and Online Programs; Missouri Baptist University
“Excellent conference! I came away with new and important knowledge - perspective that will guide our strategic efforts as an institution.”- Bruce Kusch, Chief Academic Officer, LDS Business College
“The CBE conference provided an excellent overview of the CBE landscape and considerations in launching a CBE program.”- Eric Goodman, President, Higher Ed Change
“A truly thought-provoking conference that inspired me to believe this really can work, given the right planning.”- Scott Schuth, Director of Academic Tech, Concordia University, Chicago
“Bringing in the thought leaders of our education systems is a powerful and dynamic environment for learning and leading within my own institution!”- Erin Mekelburg, TAACCCT Grant Retention/Liaison Coordinator, Southeast Technical Institute
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