Competency-Based Education: A Framework for Aviation Management Programs

John H. Mott, Sarah M. Hubbard, Chien-Tsung Lu, Joseph B. Sobieralski, Yi Gao, Michael S. Nolan, Bhavana Kotla


In recent years, the agencies that accredit collegiate aviation programs have moved to outcomes-based models.  These models benefit from defined core competencies that can be used to drive the development of related program goals and student learning outcomes to ensure program consistency and quality.  This article provides a brief description of the process that the faculty at a large midwestern university utilized to develop core competencies for its aviation management programs, and the set of competencies that resulted from the process.

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