Part 4 – Student Experience: Learning Pathways and the CBE graduate

How do we equip students with the skills they will need for jobs that do not even exist yet?

Innovative delivery methods, opportunities for student growth and a dedication to equity, are ways to ensure that schools are teaching and assessing what students need to be successful.

Technology is rapidly changing the way we live and the way we work. Skills that employers need to stay innovative and successful are evolving just as quickly and schools must adapt to stay relevant. As a result, schools that are thriving are increasingly more innovative in their delivery of learning and assessment, adapting to the needs of students and the needs of the industrial and corporate workforce.

Due to the evolving needs and requirements of industry in the next decade,  we struggle to predict exactly what learners will need to stay skilled-up and successful. Curriculum and content offered in higher education has had to evolve beyond the rigidity of a predetermined program and course-driven structure that used to meet the needs of students to become successful in today’s workforce.

In this 5 part series, we will explore how Dr. Andy Lynch, Associate Dean of the School of Business at Southern New Hampshire University, became passionately curious about connecting advancements made through technology and instruction for a more equitable and accessible approach to higher education. Although a small improvement for the robust academic delivery of SNHU’s on-campus School of Business, he proposes a significant breakthrough for the continuum of learning and a bridge between K-12 and higher education.

In this fourth episode, we examine the student experience and the implications, advantages and opportunities that surface when higher education becomes accessible to all learners.

Did you miss the previous episodes?

Listen to Part 1 here
Listen to Part 2 here
Listen to Part 3 here