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City University of Seattle to Partner with Sagence Learning to Expand Competency-Based Offerings

January 9, 2017

A Collaboration Designed to Provide Student-Focused and Affordable Education

Brooklyn, NY, Washington, DC – January 9, 2017-- Sagence Learning, Inc. the leading provider of educational technology and services that enable institutions to develop customized competency-based education (CBE) programs, today announced its partnership with City University of Seattle. City University of Seattle, a leader in CBE with several competency-based degree programs already serving students, has selected Sagence Learning’s CBE platform to transition their existing programs and to build new programs that offer the most flexible, fully supported self-directed and affordable options for their students.

"We are dedicated to providing higher education for working adults who desire to learn and invest in their careers,” said Dr. Craig Schieber, Dean of CityU’s Albright School of Education. “We are enthusiastic about working with Sagence Learning to ensure that we implement accessible, lifelong learning and student success.”

Powered by Sagence Learning’s Cognify platform, City University of Seattle students enrolled in the degree programs will be immersed in specific content and activities necessary to master target competencies, while being fully supported by their instructors and coaches enabled by the Sagence Learning data reporting and task management capabilities. 

"Our goals align precisely with City University of Seattle’s values to provide flexible, accessible, and innovative educational opportunities that will remain relevant as students enter and advance within the workforce", said Jade Roth, Sagence Learning, Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer.  “By focusing on the needs of students, our tools help colleges and universities concentrate on learning outcomes that deliver an experience that helps them persist, succeed and earn the job or career step that they are striving for.”

About City University of Seattle

City University of Seattle, an affiliate of the National University System, is a private, nonprofit university dedicated to serving working adults and transfer students. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities through the doctoral level and offers more than 60 online, onsite and performance-based programs. CityU’s primary campus is located in downtown Seattle, Washington, and the university has multiple sites throughout Western Washington, Canada and abroad.

About Sagence Learning, Inc.

Founded in 2007, Sagence Learning, Inc. is an educational technology and services company that enables colleges and universities to build leading-edge competency-based education that is focused on demonstrable skill mastery without significant investments in infrastructure. Located in Brooklyn, NY and Washington, D.C., Sagence Learning ensures client success with a sophisticated, cloud-based SaaS technology platform built specifically for competency-based learning at any scale.

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Resources

CBE Network.org

A National Consortium for Designing, Developing and Scaling New Models for Student Learning

CBE Info.org

Discover the impact of Competency-Based Education on higher learning and how to implement CBE programs at your institution

HLC Commission.org

Common Framework for Defining and Approving Competency-Based Education Programs

US Dept of Education.gov

Competency Based Learning or Personalized Learning; Transitioning away from seat time.

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