CBE Takes Hold in Texas
Ellie Ashford, Community College Daily
Several community colleges in Texas are adopting competency-based education (CBE) as part of the Texas Affordable Baccalaureate (TAB) program.
TAB “upends traditional higher education,” says Kelly Carper Polden, assistant director of external relations for the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. “Traditionally, time is fixed and learning is the variable. But with the competency-based Texas Affordable Baccalaureate degrees, learning is fixed and time is the variable.”
Specifically, TAB calls for institutions of higher education to launch accelerated bachelor’s degrees with the goal of getting students to complete faster and thus save money on tuition.