Status
Current
Location
  • Parkland College
  • Rend Lake College
  • Kankakee Community College
  • Kaskaskia College
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • Shawnee Community College
  • Southeastern Illinois College
TEAM
Director of Innovation and Implementation
Founder and Executive Director

Community College CBE Pilot Project

In alignment with the State’s Career and Technical Education Plan (also known as Perkins V) and the Higher Education Strategic Plan, the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) is supporting competency-based education (CBE) development by community colleges. CBE focuses on determining a student’s achievement by evaluating proficiency within a set of learning outcomes and objectives, moving away from traditional time-based constraints. This program is designed to support competency-based education program development in the community college system for the following high-demand sectors: Welding and Industrial Maintenance. Using an equity-guided community of practice approach, this initiative aims to a) build capacity in planning and program development, b) build institutional support, engagement, and knowledge, and c) ultimately, guide and support institutions in transitioning to implementation of a competency-based education program.

Our Role

Together with ICCB, we are supporting several community colleges in a design community to develop CBE programs in both welding and industrial maintenance.

The Latest

News

2022 In Review

2022 marked the tenth anniversary of Education Systems Center at NIU. Our portfolio–and the team supporting the work–has expanded significantly in the past decade, and more growth is on the horizon.

Read More »
Project

Future of Learning Coalition

The Future of Learning Coalition is an alliance working to advance an innovation ecosystem for equitable, student-centered education in Illinois to better prepare future-ready young people and empower them to realize their greatest potential.

Read More »