Since 2005, UW System has been a partner with the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) in moving the Liberal Education and America’s Promise, (LEAP) agenda forward. The initiative’s mission is to champion the importance of a twenty-first century liberal education. LEAP Wisconsin is a shared conversation, a set of best practices, and an ongoing commitment to quality education and student success in the changing landscape of higher education in the 21st-century. Read More
UW-Milwaukee and UW Colleges are each independently accredited by The North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission. The move to offer competency-based programs is substantially different from their current education models, so it requires approval by HLC. On May 16, UW Flexible Option partners UW-Milwaukee and UW Colleges each submitted a Substantive Change application to HLC requesting an adjustment to current accreditations. Read More
As part of the UW Flexible Option development process, the University of Wisconsin Extension offered a pilot version of the competency-based delivery model in early 2013. The pilot, now closed for enrollment, is scheduled to last six months and will supply faculty and administrators with program-specific feedback that will help them finalize the UW Flexible Option program.
Janet Flisram is one of the students participating in the competency-based algebra program and providing feedback. Because the UW Flexible Option is committed to being a flexible educational experience, every student’s learning path will be personalized to fit their unique needs. Each degree and certificate program will be designed using a variety of assessment methods that best measure each competency.
We checked in with Janet to see how the pilot program is working for her.