Shining the Limelight on Soft Skills: The Importance of Adopting Common Assessment Frameworks

Posted on February 15, 2019 by
Dr. Gregory Fowler, Anthony Siciliano and Jaymes Walker-Myers

The following Q&A was originally published in The EvoLLLution. As employers continue to find ways to leverage automations and technological advancements to lower costs and improve productivity, the importance of soft skills has never been more important to success in the labor market—and its role as a differentiator for job-seekers will only continue to grow. Accordingly, […]

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Annual Publication – Beyond the Ivory Tower

Posted on February 5, 2019 by
Dr. Gregory Fowler

Welcome! Please enjoy our information-packed publication. Click here for PDF. One of the movies I often reference is The Karate Kid. The 1984 classic doesn’t discuss education in a formal sense, but it is anchored in key learning concepts. The teenager, Daniel LaRusso, is a perfect example of a learner benefiting from competency-based education. The […]

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Beyond Course Specific Content Knowledge: Transferable Skills in Screenwriting

Posted on February 1, 2019 by
Dr. Evan L. Kropp

I’ve been interested in television and film writing for as long as I can remember. As a child, I spent countless hours watching TV (don’t judge, I did go on to earn my PhD in television studies) captivated by the characters, events, settings, and mysteriously fascinating worlds where it seemed almost any problem could be […]

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Honoring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Posted on January 22, 2019 by
Amelia Manning

In a few weeks, the Southern New Hampshire University board and its leadership will be heading to Montgomery, Alabama for our February board meeting. Each year, we make one of our board meetings more educational and exploratory of key strategic themes and/or external forces to which we should be attending. This year, as we seek […]

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Building Next Generation Online Orientation: Personalized and Accessible

Posted on January 18, 2019 by
Tess Diver and Mikhaila Schaefer

Originally published on The evoLLLution. So often, orientation is a one-size-fits-all firehose of information that may or may not be meaningful to students. When we think about the student experience, particularly for online learners, institutions should consider the expectations that students bring into the environment. Today, empowered consumers expect a personalized online experience that enables […]

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General Education: The Disneyland of Higher Ed

Posted on January 4, 2019 by
Dr. Priscilla Hobbs

Originally published on The evoLLLution. What do Mickey Mouse and university students have in common? They all enter the doors of a hallowed place for a whirlwind experience! While applying theme park studies to higher education may seem like a stretch, it’s not as far-fetched as it might seem. Theme park design is simply a […]

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Season’s Greetings

Posted on December 19, 2018 by
Paul LeBlanc

This year was a record-breaking year for SNHU. Along the way, we reached several impressive milestones, including passing the 100,000 mark for both current students and alumni, and hosted the University’s largest Commencement to date — with more than 19,000 graduates eligible to attend. We also held our first regional graduation celebration on the West Coast this year, and rolled […]

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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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