"The University of Maine at Presque Isle has long been sold on competency-based education. The rural university, which enrolls about 1,500 students, in 2014 dropped grades for proficiencies across its curriculum. Ray Rice, the university’s president, says its strategy has shifted from offering competency-based education as an additional delivery method within “legacy” academic and curricular structures, to one where CBE will have its own academic and administrative unit. The university is creating the new College of Degree Completion and Credentialing to meet strong interest from students, particularly working adults with at least 30 college credits, and because the unit needs to function in fundamentally different ways, including its academic calendar." Check it out here.

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