OFYE Matters: Growth Mindset

Posted on December 14, 2018 by
Jamie Holcomb, Associate Dean of the First Year Experience

New online learners begin their academic journey with a tremendous amount of excitement. For many, they are taking the first-step to achieving goals they have had for many years.  Tackling new challenges isn’t easy, and it doesn’t take long for the initial excitement to fade once obstacles begin presenting themselves.  For new online learners who […]

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5 Steps to Craft Your Wellness Strategy

Posted on December 7, 2018 by
Dr. Kimberly Blanchette and Dr. Katie Carpen

The Burnout Story Burnout is one of the leading threats to performance and engagement. According to the PEW Research Institute, stress and burnout costs U.S. companies more than $300 billion annually in lost productivity, missed workdays, healthcare bills, on-the-job accidents and attrition.  Stress and burnout have led to workaholic tendencies, perception of workplace contribution, and […]

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Preparing the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Professionals

Posted on November 8, 2018 by
Jonathan Kamyck

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is celebrating National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week, Nov. 12-17.  We are excited to offer a new degree program, a Bachelor’s of Science in Cybersecurity that includes compelling, transformational, job-relevant learning experiences for the next generation of cybersecurity practitioners. According to CyberSeek, a respected workforce development resource, there are over 300,000 […]

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Celebrating Those Who Drive Projects to Success

Posted on November 1, 2018 by
Kurt Mithoefer

Imagine for a moment that you are working on a complex project that spans all corners of your organization. One that has more questions than answers, has requirements ranging from technical to business related, has a tight delivery timeline, a finite budget, multiple project dependencies with other in-flight projects, and has a stakeholder group inclusive […]

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Number-Crunching and the Wisdom of the Crowd

Posted on October 19, 2018 by
Dr. Nickolas H. Dominello, Dr. Michelle G. Hill and Dr. Thomas MacCarty

At Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU), one of our academic commitments is to “leverage data, analytics, and technology to deliver an exceptional student experience.” How do we go about doing that? Leaders within SNHU’s psychology department use various methods to assess student learning in our Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. We review and analyze a myriad […]

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The Future Is Now: A VUCA Tale

Posted on October 5, 2018 by
Dr. Gwendolyn Britton and Jamie Holcomb, Associate Dean of the First Year Experience

Gwen’s VUCA Tale On a recent adventure of mine, I stopped at McDonalds on the way to the airport to grab a quick bite to eat. I was greeted by a giant tablet asking me for my order! Whoa, I thought to myself, did I just walk through a time machine door and nobody told […]

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Utilizing Interactive Podcasts to Build Community in Online Education

Posted on September 28, 2018 by
James Fennessy

The virtual world of online education can create a physical and emotional disconnect for instructors from both students and departments, impacting happiness, performance, and student learning. Tiffany LS Ferencz article, “Shared Perceptions Of Online Adjunct Faculty In The United States Who Have A High Sense Of Community” in the Journal of Educators Online highlights the […]

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“Live with Hope”: How Gabi Zolla Leads the Global Education Movement

Posted on September 21, 2018 by
Dr. Michelle Caron, Dr. Bernice Bain and Dr. Jennifer Varney

  Did you know September 22 is “American Business Women’s Day”? This is a day set aside to honor and appreciate businesswomen from diverse occupations. This special day provides opportunities for women to grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, and networking through social media using the tag #AmericanBusinessWomensDay. As part of our celebration at […]

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Learner Anxiety & Mental Health

Posted on September 14, 2018 by
Seth Matthews

Students of all ages are particularly susceptible to getting sick due to hectic schedules and stressors.  Supporting those struggling with a cold is a rather routine process for educators, but what about supporting those with mental health issues?  At Southern New Hampshire University, part of our mission is “…providing the best support in higher education” […]

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OFYE Matters: Balance and Well-Being

Posted on September 7, 2018 by
Jamie Holcomb, Associate Dean of the First Year Experience

“Life is busy” is often an understatement exponentially amplified for online learners.  Many of these learners balance the routine demands of work and family in tandem with the rigors of collegiate studies.  The additional demands can create an imbalance for learners, especially those new to learning online, and can cause a tremendous amount of strain […]

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