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Saturday, June 06, 2015

Western Governors University to Launch Journal of Competency-Based Education

New journal will compile articles, case studies, and best practices in competency-based education for post-secondary education.

Western Governors University (WGU) announced today that it will partner with Wiley to establish a new scholarly publication, The Journal of Competency-Based Education. The Journal, which will be aimed at practitioners, policy-makers, and educational researchers, will focus on research in the area of competency-based education (CBE), but will also include documented case studies and best practices.

Photo: Sally M. Johnstone
Dr. Sally M. Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement for WGU, will serve as the Journal's first editor. The Journal's editorial board will include leaders in CBE from across the country. The initial call for submissions will be issued in the next 30 days, with the first issue planned for the first quarter of 2016. For more information about The Journal of Competency-Based Education and to receive updates, go to

"Competency-based education is now receiving widespread recognition as an effective—and efficient—model for post-secondary education," said Johnstone.  "Our objective in establishing this journal is to provide a reputable source of research and information on all elements of competency-based education."

About WGU

Established in 1997 by a bipartisan group of U.S. governors with a mission to expand access to high-quality, affordable higher education, WGU has been recognized by the White House as what works in post-secondary education. The online university has more than 57,000 students and 43,000 graduates in all 50 states and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. WGU has been named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies and featured on NPR, NBC Nightly News, CNN, and in The New York Times. WGU pioneered competency-based post-secondary education when it became the first university to offer competency-based degree programs nearly two decades ago.

WGU has earned the support of more than 20 leading corporations and foundations, including AT&T, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Lilly Endowment, HCA, Hewlett-Packard, Lumina Foundation, Microsoft, Oracle, SunGard Higher Education, and Zions Bank. 
More information is available at 

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley's core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising; professional books, subscription products, certification and training services and online applications; and education content and services including integrated online teaching and learning resources for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners.

Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa, JWb), has been a valued source of information and understanding for more than 200 years, helping people around the world meet their needs and fulfill their aspirations. 
The Company's website can be accessed at

Source: PR Newswire >(Press Release)

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