Competency-based education (CBE) has elicited strong interest among educators and education stakeholders due to its potential to meet students where they are in their education journey and provide a more personalized path to completion. A typical CBE program has a curriculum structured to demonstrate learning in clearly articulated competencies, is often self-paced, is agnostic as to the source of learning while maintaining clear and transparent learning standards, and has an emphasis on authentic assessment, which evaluates what the learner knows and can do through real-life demonstrations and projects.
Each year financial aid offices staff up and may even require overtime and deny vacations in order to manage processing of all the student files that have been selected for verification. Increased regulatory complexity and annual policy changes have made verification one of the most costly and complex aspects of the administration of Title IV aid. Just keeping up with the changes is a challenge, so it is not surprising that verification is one of the leading causes of compliance and audit findings-and a key issue in service challenges and escalated calls.
This quarter’s Featured Employee is Sharon Clough, Vice President of Financial Aid Compliance at Regent Education. Sharon joined the Regent team in July 2011 and is based out of our Frederick, MD office. Born in Texas, Sharon has lived all across the U.S. but now resides with her husband in Frederick County and is here to stay!
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2011 there were 17.6 million undergraduates enrolled in higher education institutions. Of that population, 25% of them were over the age of 25 and another 25% were over the age of 30. This number continues to grow as it is estimated that by 2019, students over […]