SALT LAKE CITY, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The inaugural issue of The Journal of Competency-Based Education (JCBE) is now live and available for download.
Sponsored by Western Governors University (WGU) and published by Wiley, the JCBE was created to advance scholarly research and knowledge related to competency-based learning, a major innovation in 21st-century higher education. The JCBE offers original articles, case studies, and commentary related to postsecondary competency-based education (CBE) for higher education leaders, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners.
This issue of the JCBE features a brief history of competency-based education as well as articles and commentary on issues surrounding the practice and implementation of CBE, such as accreditation, assessment, student support, and financial models. A case study looks at the changing role of faculty in competency-based programs.
Sally M. Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement for WGU, is the Journal's editor. Editorial board members include:
David Bergeron, Center for American Progress
Stacey Clawson, Jobs for the Future
Richard Cummins, Columbia Basin College
Joni Finney, University of Pennsylvania
Jean Floten, WGU Washington
Andrew Kelley, American Enterprise Institute
Amy Laitenen, New American Foundation
Michelle Weise, Southern New Hampshire University
"Our goal in establishing the JCBE is to provide a vehicle for sharing what is being learned by those engaged in developing and implementing competency-based programs at colleges and universities," said Dr. Johnstone. "The members of our editorial board are committed to ensuring that each issue offers multiple perspectives on the practice of CBE, and we look forward to the discourse we expect it to stimulate."
Established in 1997 with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, WGU now serves nearly 70,000 students nationwide and has more than 60,000 graduates in all 50 states. Driving innovation as the nation's leading competency-based university, WGU has been recognized by the White House, state leaders, employers, and students as a model that works in postsecondary education. It has become a leading influence in changing the lives of individuals and families, and enabling the workforce needed in today's rapidly evolving economy. WGU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies, and was featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. The University's 2015 Annual Report is now available online.
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