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Cbe webinar 10 22-14 curriculum, faculty, completion coaches


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Washington community and technical colleges competency-based business transfer degree webinar focusing on curriculum development, faculty and completion coach roles

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Cbe webinar 10 22-14 curriculum, faculty, completion coaches

  1. 1. CBE Business DTA Pilot --curriculum, faculty and completion coaches October 22, 2014
  2. 2. Competency-Based Program • Students must demonstrate mastery of explicit competencies to receive credit • Students receive constant support based on their individual learning needs • Learning, not time, is the determining factor (Adapted from Christensen Institute)
  3. 3. The Goal • A Business Transfer Degree – Competency based – Completely online – Openly licensed (CC BY) – Six-month term with multiple start dates – Full time equivalent tuition ($2667 plus fees) – Students work at their own pace, completing as many credits as they are able during each term – Available January 2015
  4. 4. Pilot Colleges • Columbia Basin—lead • Bellevue • Centralia • Everett • Green River • Olympic • Pierce Colleges (2) • Tacoma
  5. 5. The Elements • Students with some college or work experience • “Intrusive” advisors at each college • Completion coaches – Hired by Columbia Basin for the pilot consortium • Disciplinary faculty who teach and assess – Hired by Columbia Basin for the pilot consortium
  6. 6. 18 Courses • System work group chose high-enrollment courses that meet the distribution requirements • Courses will be transcribed as regular credits and use open content • Curriculum and competencies will be mapped by system faculty
  7. 7. Business DTA ENGL& 101 (English Composition I) ENGL& 102 (Composition II) MATH 147 (Finite Math) MATH& 148 (Business Calculus) CMST& 220 (Public Speaking) ENGL& 244 (American Literature I) ART&100 (Art Appreciation) ECON& 201 (Micro Economics) ECON& 202 (Macro Economics) SOC& 101 (Intro to Sociology) POLS& 202 (American Government) MATH& 146 (Introduction to Stats) BIOL& 100 (Survey of Biology) GEOL& 101 (Intro Physical Geology) ACCT& 201 (Principles of Accounting I) ACCTt&202 (Principles of Accounting II) ACCT& 203 (Principles of Accounting III) BUS& 201 (Business Law )
  8. 8. Lumen Learning • Leaders in open educational resources and in CBE • Helping to build openly licensed courses and adaptive assessments • Student cost for course materials = $0 For adaptive assessments = $40 per student per term •
  9. 9. Curriculum Development • System faculty will specify the competencies for each course, with process facilitation from Lumen Learning • The competencies will match the expected content of the existing transfer course, and the course will appear on the student’s transcript as the regular five-credit course
  10. 10. Curriculum Review • Course competencies will undergo a public review and comment period, after which system faculty will address comments and concerns in the competency documents with process facilitation from Lumen Learning •
  11. 11. Curriculum Design • System faculty will select and adapt the open content to be used with each competency, with process facilitation from Lumen Learning • System faculty will select and adapt the assessments to be used in the formative tests that underlie the courses' adaptive features, with process facilitation from Lumen Learning
  12. 12. Final Assessments • The teaching faculty who are hired to teach the courses will develop the final, summative assessments for the competencies and finalize the courses, with process facilitation from Lumen Learning • The teaching faculty will administer the final assessments and assign the grade
  13. 13. Final Assessments • Include all competencies identified for the course • Are project- or performance-based • Administered when student is ready • Student grades = A (4.0) or B (3.0) • Other grades per college policies (Incomplete, Failure, etc.)
  14. 14. Teaching • The teaching faculty will interact directly with students using elearning tools (Canvas, Collaborate, Panopto, etc.) • The competency-based and adaptive features of the courses will use an elearning tool called Candela Mastery, which will be integrated into Canvas
  15. 15. Student Completion • Students will have a competency dashboard for each course that shows the required competencies and the student’s progress toward each one • The teaching faculty and completion coaches will work together to assist students and to keep them on track to completion
  16. 16. License and Review • All competencies and course content will be openly licensed (Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 or later) • Regular updates and improvements will be made to the curriculum based on a range of empirical data
  17. 17. Faculty Job Announcements • Columbia Basin is hiring four full-time and six adjunct faculty for the pilot year • January through December 2015 • Special faculty contracts • First consideration closes November 12 • mbiabasin/default.cfm
  18. 18. First Faculty Cohort • Four full-time faculty – English – Math – Accounting – Economics and Business Law
  19. 19. First Faculty Cohort • Six adjunct faculty – Sociology – Political Science – Geology – Biology – Public Speaking – Art
  20. 20. Faculty responsibilities • Complete course development • Interact with students • Design, deliver and grade final assessments • Work with completion coach to help students succeed
  21. 21. Resources on CBE • Bloom, Benjamin (1984). “The 2 Sigma Problem: The Search for Methods of Group Instruction as Effective as One-to-One Tutoring.” Educational Researcher, 13:6 (4-16) • CBEN education/ • CAEL education • U of Wisconsin:
  22. 22. CBE Completion Coach The next slides will show the student/CBE Completion Coach relationship Main responsibility  Support the student for course and degree completion
  23. 23. Columbia Basin College CBE Business Program: Student Process Enrolled Student – Business Transfer Major
  24. 24. CBE Completion Coach - Responsibilities Before Courses Begin • Discuss SmarterMeasure results with students • Manage application to CBE & acceptance letter to students • Sign contract with each student to meet weekly • Orientation Course in Canvas (next slide)
  25. 25. Student Orientation Course • Offered in Canvas • Completely online • Covers Student Handbook • How to navigate Canvas, adaptive testing, and other eLearning tools, e.g., Panopto, Collaborate, etc. • How to work with faculty and completion coach
  26. 26. CBE Completion Coach - Responsibilities After Student Begins Courses • Meets with student weekly • Refers students to appropriate resources • Monitors activity in courses • Confers with faculty members when appropriate • Pacing Chart  Course Completion
  27. 27. Find Out More • Blog: • Listserv: • Job announcements: mbiabasin/default.cfm
  28. 28. Questions? Connie Broughton Cathy Clary