July 29, 2015
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator
VSU Hosts Competency-Based Education Workshop
Valdosta State University, University of West Georgia, and University System of Georgia faculty and staff attended a Competency-Based Education Workshop July 20-22 at VSU. Presented by the University of Wisconsin Extension Flex Program, with support from VSU and a Georgia Department of Education grant, the workshop provided valuable information on CBE development and implementation. CBE is an alternative to the credit hour-based system of credentialing. Student progress is based on demonstration of proficiency and/or mastery as measured through assessments and/or through application of credit for prior learning. Time is the variable and student competency mastery is the focus, rather than a fixed-time model where students achieve varying results.