As the pioneering university that brought competency-based education to scale in higher ed, WGU has not only leveraged this innovation to better serve our own students—we've led the way in helping other institutions develop CBE programs of their own while working with policymakers to increase its acceptance and pave the way for continued growth.
Developing a new competency-based program is highly iterative. At every step of the process before the program launch, all the stakeholders weigh in. Even after it’s up and running, a program and its courses can and often do evolve. New marketplace demands and student needs, as well as constantly improving learning resources, mean that program and course development is an ongoing process.
The Journal of Competency-Based Education is published by Western Governors University and John Wiley & Sons, Inc. It is a peer-reviewed, online journal intended for circulation in the higher education community.
With an emphasis on rapid review and dissemination, JCBE aims to advance knowledge through theoretical and empirical study across arenas of inquiry related to competency-based education and its evolution.