Conferences & Events
Events for all Levels and InterestsStay
Jump Start Your Career GrowthStay
Get on the Higher Ed IT MapStay
Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good™Stay
NGLC Breakthrough Models Incubator 2015
Phase 1 March–July 2015
Phase 2 July–January 2016
Phase 3 January 2016– 2017
For Leadership Teams Creating the Future of Higher Education
The Breakthrough Models Incubator is generously funded by the BIll & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Potential of Competency-Based Education
The 2015 Incubator will bring forward competency-based education (CBE) models which reward students for skills acquired rather than time spent in a seat. Combined with new technology to deliver and assess learning, and a focus on outputs at all levels, CBE is a promising strategy to break the “iron triangle” and expand access, affordability, and quality learning and degree attainment for more students.
The Incubator Program
Phase 1: Design Foundations
Teams convene in July for 2.5 days exposure to new approaches to problem-solving, and uninterrupted quality time to think, design and plan.
Phase 2: Model Design
Teams work with coaches and content experts to reinforce new ways of thinking and create actionable plans.
Phase 3: Design Launch
Teams receive feedback on their plans, celebrate their efforts and set goals for the one year milestone report.
A 2013 Participant said:
“The Incubator created for us a national institutional learning community committed to student success, which has been invaluable to us and our project. We encourage our colleagues around the country to consider the Breakthrough Model Incubator as an asset to be utilized when taking on transformative innovation on their campus. “ – Kenneth Ender, President, William Rainey Harper College