Drawing on data and analysis from researchers and practitioners, CHEPP is on a mission to show how centering the needs of today’s learners can help higher education realize its full potential as a pathway to opportunity for everyone.
Working adults, caregivers, veterans – these learners don’t fit the traditional college student profile, but they are the new face of higher education. It’s time to build systems that support and empower them.
CHEPP collaborates with policymakers to develop scalable, sustainable policy solutions from a learner-centered perspective. We also partner with colleges, universities, and research centers to advocate for higher education policy that is both attentive to their needs and mindful of institutional realities.
Post-secondary education unlocks social and economic mobility.
A learner’s lived experience is an asset to their education and institution, not a barrier to success.
Learning and progress should be measured by a demonstration of knowledge and skills, not time spent in a classroom.
Learner-centered design should shape all post-secondary education policy and practice change.
As a public good, post-secondary institutions bear responsibility to relentlessly focus on student success and equitable outcomes.
Traditional students aren’t traditional students anymore. A growing number of students need specific supports. They are working parents, veterans, changing careers, don’t have a high school diploma, and more. SNHU and CHEPP aim to meet today’s learners where they are and get them the support they need to be successful.
Director, Research & Strategy
Director, Policy & Advocacy