Exciting Designs from Breakthrough Models Academy 2015

Wednesday, February 03 | 3:30PM–4:15PM | Texas Ballroom Foyer, Fourth Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
Three teams from the Breakthrough Models Academy 2015 will be featured in this session, showcasing a diverse set of ideas to move the needle on important issues in higher education, including authentic, relevant assessment; retention of students in the freshman year; and ensuring the quality of graduates using prior learning as a basis for their degree via a competency-based capstone course.

Outcomes: See exciting new designs for meeting the demands of outcomes-focused education * Learn about assessment for true learning and competency-based education, applying concepts from outside higher education * Have a chance to meet and talk to emerging innovators in the higher education space


  • David Bruce

    Gartner Inc
  • Matthew Henry

  • Eric Himes

    Director, Digital Media Services, Marshall University
  • Kuang-Yuan Huang

    Faculty Program Director, Excelsior University
  • Cheryl McPhillips

    Academic Program Coordinator, Excelsior University
  • Holly Morris

    Principal, Summit Strategies
  • Kathe Pelletier

    Director, Teaching and Learning Program, EDUCAUSE
  • Heather Zink

    Director, EdTech Solutions, Rasmussen University - Bloomington

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