The Challenges and Opportunities of Competency-Based Education: Are We Swimming Upstream or Moving Toward a Sea Change in Higher Education?

Flipped Session
Thursday January 23, 2014 1:30pm to 2:30pm

There is growing consensus regarding the credit hour’s inadequacy as currency for student learning, accompanied by increasing recognition of the potential of competency-based education to elevate expectations for student learning and provide strong evidence for what students know and are able to do.  This context raises significant policy questions at institutional, system, state, and federal levels.  This Flipped Session will engage participants in these questions, guided by Peter Ewell’s “The Lumina Degree Qualifications Profile (DQP):  Implications for Assessment” with an afterword by Carol Geary Schneider and a brief on the University of Wisconsin System’s competency-based Flexible Option initiative. 

Rebecca Karoff
Senior Special Assistant to the Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
University of Wisconsin System
Jocelyn Milner
Director of Academic Planning and Institutional Research
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Aaron Brower
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor
University of Wisconsin-Extension