06 Sep 2017 A&M-Commerce featured in Eduventures annual review of Competency-Based Education
Eduventures has surveyed more than 250 schools to assess their current or planned implementation of Competency-Based Education (CBE). The Institute for Competency-Based Education at A&M-Commerce completed this survey to continue the efforts to build critical evidence related to the effectiveness of CBE programs.
A leader in the field of CBE in Texas, A&M-Commerce was one of only seven institutions around the nation featured as a portrait of Institutional Practice in Eduventures’ annual publication “Deconstructing CBE: Portraits of Institutional Practice.” This invitation is only given out to those institutions that have moved beyond an experimental phase in competency-based education.
Featured in the portrait is A&M-Commerce’s own Dr. Shonda Gibson, who is a principal CBE stakeholder for the university. The portrait compiles institutional knowledge about A&M-Commerce’s experience in developing and implementing the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate program in Organizational Leadership. This initiative will be the state of Texas’ first SACSCOC-approved competency-based education program and is in its fourth year of operations with over 300 currently enrolled students and over 220 graduates.
The Eduventures Advisory Service for Higher Education Leaders provides research and recommendations focused on innovations in higher education and is part of the NRCCUA family. Higher education leaders use the membership to make the best-informed decisions on setting strategy and selecting and implementing technology tools.