In their latest issue of Public Purpose, the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) recognized the University of Maine at Presque Isle (UMPI) for its commitment to providing college students with personalized, proficiency-based learning experiences.
“In a statement earlier this year, UMPI President Linda Schott said, ‘We believe that students should own their learning, receive an education personalized to their needs, focus on building competencies instead of accumulating seat-time, and get thorough career preparation at all stages of their time in college. That is what proficiency-based education as delivered by UMPI looks like.’
‘We are doing this because we know that learners learn in different ways,’ Schott says, ‘and you don’t need one system where everything is the same. You need a range of universities providing a range of learning opportunities.’”