What is non-term and why are schools moving that way?

Before we get to ‘What is non-term’, let’s first set the stage. You’ve likely heard the term ‘nontraditional’. While definitions vary, researchers generally consider these students to have the following characteristics: Being independent for financial aid purposes Having one or more dependents Being a single caregiver Not having a traditional high school diploma Delaying postsecondary […]

Regent featured in EDUCAUSE Review’s Competency-Based Education: Technology Challenges and Opportunities Article

Competency-based education (CBE) has elicited strong interest among educators and education stakeholders due to its potential to meet students where they are in their education journey and provide a more personalized path to completion. A typical CBE program has a curriculum structured to demonstrate learning in clearly articulated competencies, is often self-paced, is agnostic as to the source of learning while maintaining clear and transparent learning standards, and has an emphasis on authentic assessment, which evaluates what the learner knows and can do through real-life demonstrations and projects.

The Experimental Sites Initiative and Competency Based Education

In July 2014, the president passed legislation that allowed for more Americans to obtain the skills needed for in demand jobs. Entitled the Experimental Sites Initiative (ESI), the included experiments test innovative practices in higher education that are aimed at providing improved, faster and more flexible paths to academic and career success.