Accreditor Approves Competency-Based Degree at U. of Wisconsin

One of the nation's six regional accreditors has approved a new competency-based degree program at the University of Wisconsin known as the "Flexible Option."

The program—one of the first of its kind at a major public university—will offer credit to students who can demonstrate mastery of the skills they acquired through jobs, military service, or prior learning, no matter how much (or how little) time they actually spend in a course. The university's Board of Regents has