Competency-Based Education (CBE) holds the potential to unlock opportunity for millions of learners by offering them the option of demonstrating their learning, untethered from the 'seat time' required in completing credit hours. In a new primer for policymakers, CHEPP and the American Institutes for Research (AIR) unpack what CBE is, what CBE is, how it works, the potential benefits to learners, and how institutional practice is driven by federal higher education policy. The goal of this primer is to provide policymakers with valuable information about CBE as they consider how institutions of higher education can meet the needs of more learners across the country.
Basic Needs Funding for College Students: What SNHU Learned During the Pandemic
October 18, 2022
Basic needs funding helped many learners stay enrolled in college during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the support gap for students’ basic needs predated the pandemic and is likely to remain for the foreseeable future. This research brief examines student need for accessible funding and explores critical questions about how best to facilitate basic needs support.
Meet Today’s New Traditional Learners
Visit the Learner Map to read about the SNHU students in all 50 states who represent today’s new traditional learners.