The appropriateness of competency based education for higher education settings has been the subject of debate for decades. This study revisits that debate with an expanded understanding of competency based education as a system of communication that focuses on intended outcomes expressed in observable measurable terms, and a system of instructional design that links outcomes with instructional and assessment strategies applicable across both liberal arts and professional education curricula.
Barbara Goodman is Director of the English Program at Calumet College of St. Joseph. Darren Henderson has served as Assistant Professor in the Computer Information Systems program at the same college. Eileen Stenzel is Associate Professor and Director of the Human Services Program at Calumet.
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Competency Based Education: An Evolving Model - Eileen Stenzel; 2. Implementing CBE into Humanities' Majors and General Education Programs - Barbara Goodman; 3. Darren Henderson; 4. Implementing Competency Based Education in Clinical and Social Services Education - Eileen Stenzel; 5. A Competency Based Approach to Teaching Social Justice in a Human Services Program - Eileen Stenzel; Conclusion - Barbara Goodman, Darren Henderson, Eileen Stenzel; Bibliography; Index.