Burck Smith on Innovation and the Future of Higher Ed

Submitted by chris@vendiadv… on Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:54

StraighterLine’s CEO and Founder Burck Smith is proud to be a Partner for Transformation with the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). HLC’s Partners for Transformation is a blue-ribbon think tank tasked with offering innovative ideas on accreditation of colleges and universities.

Trusted Partner in Online Education

Submitted by chris@vendiadv… on Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:41

StraighterLine has been delivering online college courses for over a decade. In that time, we’ve accumulated tons of experience and expertise on what it takes to provide a quality online environment for student success. We’ve worked with thousands of schools, from college presidents and deans to academic advisors and enrollment counselors – and have earned their trust by providing a high-quality online option for their schools. We have helped prepare their students for success in their degree programs, brought back stop-outs, and increased persistence and improved graduation rates.

Case Study: Increasing College Readiness

Submitted by chris@vendiadv… on Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:35

For many colleges and universities, helping applicants meet admissions requirements – and increasing persistence rates – is a never-ending pursuit. By working with StraighterLine, you can deliver our online pathway program to your students that reduces “summer melt” and prepares them for college-level work.

Here’s how one online school partnered with StraighterLine to deliver a pre-enrollment solution that helped increase college readiness and prepared students for success in their degree programs.

Chief Learning Officer, Dr. Amy Smith, is an Academic Innovator

Submitted by chris@vendiadv… on Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:33

If you ask Dr. Amy Smith, StraighterLine’s new Chief Learning Officer, what gets her out of bed in the morning, the answer is simple: access to higher education for all adult learners.

“I genuinely believe that you should have the opportunity to decide your future,” says Smith, who recently came to StraighterLine from a 25-year-career in academia. “Nobody should say you can't go to college because you took a class when you were 18 at the local community college and got an F.”

Adult Learners Bring You Challenges. You Can Offer Them Opportunities.

Submitted by chris@vendiadv… on Fri, 09/24/2021 - 10:27

The traditional stereotype of an incoming college student is a young person who’s as concerned about their social life as they are about course selection. The reality is that today’s college student doesn’t fit that old stereotype. In fact, almost 35% of today’s incoming students in the U.S. are over the age of 25.

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