Webinar Series

Spring 2020

From Zero to Launch in 11 Months: Leaning In and Leaning Out Strategies for Success

Yvonne Villanueva-Russell, Dean, College of Innovation & Design, Texas A&M University-Commerce, Jimmy Womack, Coordinator, TAB CJ Program, Texas A&M University-Commerce Presenters will share their tips for innovation in the rapid design of a criminal justice competency-based program that was constructed and implemented in 11 months. Strategies to “lean in” by seeking collaboration with campus partners will be discussed along with strategies to “lean out” by utilizing an advisory board and outside consultants. Participants will receive practical advice about how to sidestep landmines and overcome obstacles to achieve a successful launch of a new program.

February 17th, 2-3pm CDT

Presenters: Dr. Yvonne Villanueva-Russell & Jimmy Womack

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COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION: THE RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND INSTITUTIONS

As new education models emerge in the higher education landscape, constituents and stakeholders increasingly demand greater evidence of the return on investment to both students and the institution. The purpose of this presentation is twofold. First, the presentation will show a program performance comparison of two completer degree programs targeting adult learners. The comparison analyses key student success metrics including student enrollment, retention and graduation rates, as well as other data points such as time-to-degree, cost-to-degree and student debt scenarios for both a CBE program and a comparable traditional program. Second, the presentation will showcase six years’ worth of financial data for the program, highlighting both revenues and expenses associated with launching competency-based programs. The findings of this presentation suggest that the CBE program results in higher performance across all key performance indicators for the adult learner population. The results also support the notion that institutions should expect a competency-based program of this type to break-even by the fifth year of operation and a strong long-term financial outlook. While further research is needed, this presentation adds to the limited body of knowledge to understand both the return on investment for both students and institutions alike.

March 18th, 2-3pm CDT

Presenters: Carlos Rivers & James Fountain

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TRACKING THE FIELD: RECENT UPDATES FROM THE NATIONAL SURVEY OF POSTSECONDARY CBE

Please join us to discuss findings from the 2019 National Survey of Postsecondary CBE, focused on exploring the “state of the field” for CBE. The discussion will include what types of institutions are adopting CBE, their path toward adoption, and barriers and facilitators of the process. Following a brief presentation, we’ll open up for Q&A and discussion.

April 23rd, 2-3pm CDT

Presenters: Kelle Parsons & Jessica Mason

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BEST PRACTICES IN DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION (CBE) PROGRAMS IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION WITH EMPHASIS ON ONLINE CBE PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE ALTERNATIVES IN TIMES OF LIMITED STUDENT MOBILITY DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS

Competency-based academic and workforce programs have proven to be one of the most effective innovations in higher education to increase student recruitment, retention, and graduation rates. This presentation, based on the soon-to-be published book, "Competency-Based Education Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Handbook for Developing and Implementing Competency-Based Education Programs in Institutions of Higher Education," offers a step-by-step guide on how to plan, develop, implement, and administer CBE programs. The presentation is designed to be timely and relevant to attendees, ranging all the way from beginners to more experienced colleagues who are looking for ways to develop and/or improve an existing CBE program.  Particular emphasis will be placed on developing and implementing CBE online courses and entire CBE online programs in response to recent and possible future restrictions on student mobility associated with the Corona Virus.  Attendees will have the opportunity to sign-up to receive a free copy of "Competency-Based Education Made Easy: A Step-By-Step Handbook for Developing and Implementing Competency-Based Education Programs in Institutions of Higher Education." 

May 28th, 2-3pm CDT

Presenters: Kevin Peek

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