News and Events


Measuring Student Success in Postsecondary Competency-Based Education Programs:Toward a Student Outcomes Metrics Framework

Deconstructing CBE: Portraits of Institutional Practice

Competency-Based Education: Saving Students Time and Money - EDUCAUSE Review

A Manifesto for Building Bridges Between EdTech and Higher Ed - The EvoLLLution

Texas A&M-Commerce’s Affordable Degree Wins 2016 Star Award - News Release The Texas A&M University System

Student Success Scientists at Work: Exciting Times Ahead - Civitas Learning

ICBE Executive Director Judith Sebesta receives award from the national Competency-Based Education Network

Pricing Revolution: Texas Expands Its Affordable Bachelor's Degree Program - Forbes

State grows online degree program to hit higher-ed goal - Jacksonville Progress

Donation helps expand accessibility of higher education in Texas - Kxan News 

Texas A&M University-Commerce Selects Regent Education's Financial Aid Management Solution, Regent 8 - PR Newswire

A Texas Solution To The Nation's College Debt Crisis? -

Texas university pioneer flexible, low-cost degree program - USA Today

State Representative Gary VanDeaver Visits University - Pride Online


CBExchange - September 20 through September 22, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona

CBExchangeWCET's 29th Annual Meeting- October 25th through October 27th, 2017 in Denver, Colorado


Educause Annual Conference 2017- October 31-November 3, 2017- Philadelphia PA


Waves of Change, Oceans of Opportunity- Council for Adult and EAxperimential Learning (CAEL) International Conference- November 15-17, 2017 in San Diego

CAEL Conference

Fast Track to Success - Best Practices in CBE Design & Delivery Conference - June 2, 2017 in Austin, Texas

CBExchange - October 19 through October 21, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona


CBExchange is designed as an interactive workshop, this conference is exclusively dedicated to helping you understand, plan or enhance competency-based education through facilitated sessions, focused on listening, learning and leading.

C-BEN Fall 2016 Convening - October 11, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona

Competency-Based Education Network

During the Competency-Based Education Network Convening C-Ben Members work together to address shared challenges to designing, developing and scaling competency-based degree programs.

The Texas Affordable Baccalaureate (TAB) Intensive - October 5, 2016 in Dallas, Texas

College for all Texans Foundation

The Texas Affordable Baccalaureate (TAB) Intensive is a one-day intensive that will include sessions on planning and implementing Competency-Based Education programs. Colleges and universities interested in applying for the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate Expansion Grant Program funds are encouraged to attend. Space is limited to 50 registrants.  Please register by September 28, 2016. There is no charge to attend this event.

TAB•Lab: Launching Affordable Baccalaureates –  February 17-19, 2016 in Austin, Texas

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On February 17-19th in Austin, TX, the Institute is co-convening a statewide meeting with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Western Governors University Texas. TAB•Lab is an opportunity for leaders of Texas public and independent institutions of higher education to learn directly from institutions that already have built, or are in the process of building, the foundation to launch affordable baccalaureates. Sessions will be led by experts from a wide range of national organizations and institutions, including the American Council on Education, the Council for Adult and Experiential Education, HCM Strategists, WGU, the University System of Georgia, the Competency-Based Education Network, Brandman University, and College for America.