CBExchange 2017: Strategy Update

Amber Garrison Duncan presented the three pillars of the CBEN strategy and Deb Bushway elaborated them.

  • Build Demand – and quality – see the CBE Principles and Standards
  • Build Capacity – institutions able to receive demand and execute with quality
  • Remove Barriers – promote the policies and regulations, interoperability, technology and other changes needed

Garrison Duncan emphasized that the need for full participation in the economy is to produce by 2020 another 5.9 million credential holders. The traditional system is expected to credential 500K. Where are the rest coming from?

Three additional providers are needed in the “system”:

  • Workplace learning and credentialling environments
  • Military training and performance
  • Community-based learning, such as libraries, community organizations, churches

With the addition of these resources, 2 million adults-with-some-college-but-no-credential and the “big lift” of 3.4 million adults with no-college, can reach the mark of 60% of adults with a post-secondary credential.

CBEN and the CBExchange have assembled a community in a productive framework to set audacious goals with the commitment from the community.

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David Leasure

An innovator in online higher education, David Leasure has led online university programs, problem-based approaches to online learning, and competency-based education. He has served as provost at Western Governors University, Colorado Technical University and Jones International University. Leasure earned bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in computer science and was associate professor of computer science at Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, where he turned his interests from artificial intelligence to teaching and learning with technology. Leasure led the creation of CTU Online, served as CTU’s doctoral chancellor, and president of Jones International University. His core belief is that all students can learn and his passion is helping them and their institutions succeed.