By Megan Walker-Young, Junior Consultant, WGU Labs
Your students deserve the best programs your institution can offer. If transitioning your programs to competency-based education (CBE) is a top goal, then identifying the best approach for doing so at your institution can be challenging. How do you know what’s right for your programs, faculty, and students?
When starting your CBE transformation, you reach a fork in the road where you can embark on building your own CBE program or hire CBE experts to guide and develop your new program with you.
Choosing to work with CBE experts may be the right fit for you if you’re on a tight timeline, you and your team are new to CBE, you’re unsure of how to get started, need faculty support, and have the budget to bring in experts.
If this sounds like you, the CBE Learning and Design experts at Labs are excited to be your partner in your CBE transformation. We not only have the CBE expertise, but also the experience of leading programs through our CBE transformation process.
We recently partnered with a research-intensive university to guide their nursing program through a CBE transformation, which you can read in our case study here. We first worked to identify how their nursing programs aligned with the new American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials, which requires all nursing programs to adopt a CBE model. Labs then led administration and faculty through a series of six workshops designed to address the course-specific needs of a CBE model.
Embarking on a CBE transformation can be challenging, but there are experts ready to help.
Want to learn more about CBE transformation? Connect with our Learning and Design team to start your CBE transformation! Learn more at https://wgulabs.org/CBEnursing/