Four faculty from Marian University will present on the development and implementation of its competency-based education program at the Fast Track to Success Conference, which highlights innovation in higher education.

Presenters of “Collaborative Program Development in an Inclusive CBE Environment” will include Gina Possin, Industrial Organizational Psychology Program Director and Assistant Professor of Psychology; Alan Dixon, Business Department Chair and Associate Professor; Alan Johnson, Social, Behavioral and Forensic Science Department Chair, Criminal Justice and Homeland Security Program Director, and Associate Professor; and Polly Manske, Director of Competency Based Education and Assistant Professor of Education.

The session will cover the collaborative efforts occurring in Marian University’s MPath Flexible Program as it relates to CBE program development and implementation, which focuses on providing opportunities for students with diverse backgrounds to find success via flexible scheduling, regular, substantive interaction, and rich formative feedback. Those interested in viewing the free presentation can register here.

The fourth annual conference, originally scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas, will now be held virtually June 8-10. It is intended to provide a forum for sharing lessons-learned, strategies, outlooks, data, pedagogy, and design elements of competency-based education and other innovative models at all levels of instruction and learning in higher education.