Dr. Larry Banks | Director of Competency Based Education Services

As Director of Competency Based Education Services, Larry Banks, Ph.D., leads the competency-based education initiatives at Wonderlic. Dr. Banks’ accomplishments during his twenty-year tenure in higher education across the nation encompass online and blended learning, accreditation, student retention and program development. As associate provost at Western Governor’s University Dr. Banks developed nationwide competency-based programs for all colleges.

Most recently, Dr. Banks served as provost and vice president of operations of Daymar Colleges Group where he implemented four separate competency-based learning programs. Within just one year of launch, his initiatives led to record student retention rates, increased employer satisfaction and significantly reduced marketing spend, while generating improvements in student enrollment. As one of the field’s key thought leaders, his depth of expertise and key insights provide a foundation that enables career educators to more effectively attract, retain and place their students.

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The Future of Competency-Based Education (CBE) is Now

Competency-based education (CBE) is making waves throughout the nation in K-12 and post-secondary discussions. While CBE is not new, its rise in popularity in unprecedented. This meteoric surge has not come about by chance. The current regulatory, economic and cultural environments are all working together to propel the CBE movement. Consequently, schools are under great pressure from all fronts to improve access, affordability and the quality of their outcomes. CBE has emerged as the model with the greatest potential to address all three issues.
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