WCET's 29th Annual Meeting
CBE at Scale: Challenges and Opportunities in Long-Standing and New CBE Programs

Speaker: , Director, Curriculum, Western Governors University
Speaker: , Director, Distance Learning, California State University, Northridge
Speaker: , Executive Director, Product Innovation, Laureate Education, Center for Innovation and Learning


Implementation and scalability in competency-based programs are key challenges for early entrants and long-standing CBE programs, alike. Every institution, whether large, small, for-profit, or non-profit, private, or public, wrestles with challenges and opportunities as they evolve their respective CBE programs. In this panel presentation, Lauren Mason Carris (Western Governor’s University), Lisa McIntyre-Hite (Walden University), and Pratima Duta (California State University, Northridge) will discuss challenges, opportunities, and strategies for scaling competency-based programs.  The panel will share similarities and differences within their CBE models and institutional structures and discuss strategies for evolving their respective CBE programs. Specifically, the panel will discuss:

Operationalizing the CBE model
  • Defining roles and responsibilities in CBE
  • Building relationships with other institutions and professionals
  • Cultivating a culture of innovation

 The panel will include interactive participation and Q&A, allowing attendees to share their unique place in the CBE landscape, discuss challenges, ask questions, and share emerging effective practices.