The Competency-based Revolution in Higher Education
The Political LifeSeptember 20, 2021x
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The Competency-based Revolution in Higher Education

Today on the show we speak to Wesley Smith, the Vice President for Policy and Public Affairs at Western Governors University

Western Governors University (WGU) is an online university where students can earn an affordable, accredited, career-focused college degree at an accelerated pace.

WGU was born at a meeting of the Western Governors' Association as a solution to a growing need for a college-educated workforce—a need that was not being fully met by traditional higher education. These governors, along with early and enthusiastic leadership from academic and industry innovators, built the foundation that allowed WGU to become what it is today.

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