Direct Assessment


Leveraging Competency-Based Education and Direct Assessment to Advance Midwifery Education



Webinar CEUs Co-sponsored by AME

This webinar describes the national competency-based education (CBE) movement and shares how institutions are leveraging a CBE pedagogy to provide innovative and quality higher education programs that are affordable and accessible to more students.  Direct assessment and credit-hour based models are discussed, including an overview of how institutions could use either model in the advancement of midwifery education.  The CBE movement has captured the attention of federal leaders and the webinar explains why CBE attracts bipartisan support in the Beltway and beyond.  Some time for audience Q&A is included, to address specific areas of inquiry. CEUs are available for $15/each.


US MERA Direct Assessment Task Force webinar with Charla Long


Additional Resources:

Charla Long Powerpoint from Direct Assessment Webinar May 28, 2015
Principles for Direct Assessment Education Programs (Change, March-April 2014)
Cracking the Credit Hour (New America Foundation and Education Sector, Sept 2012)
Carnegie Unit: A Century-old Standard in a Changing Education Landscape (Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Jan 2015)
Competency-Based Education and Federal Student Aid (Porter, S.R., March 2014)
Clarifying Competency Based Education Terms (American Council on Education, 2014)
Webinar: Understanding the Essentials of Direct Assessment (Academic Impressions, December 2014 – must pay to register)
Competency-Based Education for Higher Ed: Why it works and how to start (New website sponsored by Western Governor’s University)
The Road to Competency-Based Education (The Presidency, American Council on Education, 2014)
Connecting Credentials: A Beta Credentials Framework Lumina Foundation announces an effort to develop a common framework for credentials
Regional Accreditors Announce Common Framework for Defining and Approving Competency-Based Education Programs From the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions