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    The Future of Accounting Education:  Assessing the Competency Crisis presented at Colorado Society of CPAs

    author or authors:

    James E. Sorensen, Ph.D., CPA, CGMAS, School of Accountancy, University of Denver

    presentation session:
    Colorado Society of CPAs Accounting Faculty Symposium
    October 18, 2014 at 01:00pm



    • Robert E Jensen

      Competency-Based Learning (where teachers don't selectively assign grades) ---

      Western Governors University (with an entire history of competency-based learning) ----
      Especially note the Business Administration (including Accounting) degree programs

      From a Chronicle of Higher Education Newsletter on November 3, 2016

      Over the past 20 years, Western Governors University has grown into a formidable competency-based online education provider. It’s on just its second president, Scott D. Pulsipher, a former Silicon Valley executive, who stopped by our offices yesterday.

      WGU has graduated more than 70,000 students, from all 50 states. But a key part of the institution’s growth strategy is local, using its affiliations with participating states (not that all the partnerships start smoothly, mind you). There are six of them, and more growth is on the way; Mr. Pulsipher says WGU is in serious discussions to expand into as many as five more states — he declines to name them — at a pace of one or two per year.

      The university's main focus remains students, he says. One example is an effort to minimize student loans. Through better advising, students are borrowing, on average, about 20 percent less than they did three years ago, amounting to savings of about $3,200. “Humans make better decisions,” Mr. Pulsipher says, “when they have more information.” —Dan Berrett

      2016 Bibliography on Competency-Based Education and Assessment ---

      Bob Jensen's threads on competency-based learning ---