The nonprofit National University System (NUS), a network of undergraduate and graduate universities that provide quality, affordable higher education for more than 45,000 working adults, announced today that it is launching Workforce Education Solutions to expand its efforts nationally to create educational pathways for employees in high-demand fields. Workforce Education Solutions aligns degree programs with employer-defined professional competencies so that students can pursue a more direct and affordable pathway to degree completion. Through this approach, students acquire skills that allow them to advance their careers and fill future job demands while ensuing employers can benefit from a highly-skilled workforce.
Education experts representing the National University System (NUS), a network of nonprofit education institutions serving over 45,000 PreK to doctoral-level students nationwide, will be presenting April 8-10 at the 10th annual ASU+GSV Summit, a San Diego gathering of global leaders in education and innovation. NUS leadership, including the Dean of National University's Sanford College of Education Dr. Judy Mantle, and invited researchers and educators will share insight on innovative initiatives in social emotional learning (SEL) that are transforming society.
Education experts representing the National University System (NUS), a network of nonprofit education institutions serving over 45,000 PreK to doctoral-level students nationwide, will be presenting at the 10th annual ASU+GSV Summit – a gathering of global leaders in education and innovation – in San Diego from April 8-10. Discussions featuring National University System Chancellor Dr. Michael R. Cunningham and other NUS leadership and invited guests will range from the future of higher education to workforce education initiatives, and social emotional learning through the Sanford Harmony program, all of which are being expanded nationally by the National University System.
California State University, San Bernardino's College of Education is joining a nationwide movement of universities that are expanding the Sanford Inspire program in support of the professional development of teachers. The initiative is led by the private, nonprofit National University System/Sanford Programs to help develop teachers and improve student outcomes through collaborations such as this one with CSUSB. The first phase of the program through CSUSB will impact more than 15,000 students in the San Bernardino region's K-12 classrooms.
The National University System (NUS), which offers the nation's fastest-growing PreK-6 social emotional learning (SEL) program—Sanford Harmony—today announced a new partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), a national nonprofit that empowers kids to develop lifelong healthy habits. The partnership will focus on building awareness of the integral role social emotional learning plays in a child's overall health and academic success through the promotion of Sanford Harmony to Healthier Generation's extensive network of more than 42,000 schools and 3,500 youth-serving organizations. Healthier Generation and NUS, together, will provide much-needed support to teachers and schools while generating nationwide momentum for the importance of SEL in bolstering the physical, emotional, and mental health of young people.
City University of Seattle is offering a credit alignment program for banking employees that substantially reduces the cost and time to complete a business degree. Through a unique partnership with the ABA's regional association, City University of Seattle is providing university credit for forms of banking education provided by the Washington Bankers Association (WBA). The credit alignment program aligns with the University's mission to support workforce development through education.
Former San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, a 35-year law enforcement veteran, has been named a Chancellor appointee serving in the capacity of a public safety and leadership consultant for the private, nonprofit National University. In her new role, Zimmerman will guest lecture on leadership topics, collaborate with faculty and law enforcement officials nationwide to inform public safety related curriculum, and contribute to teaching at National University, which has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for having among the Top 20 Best Online Graduate Criminal Justice programs in the nation.
National University, which is identifying new degree pathways aligned with workforce development and industry demands, such as incorporating prior learning experiences, is making its degree programs even more attainable and cost-effective for public safety employees by applying credit earned through state-approved training academies. By incorporating prior academy education, the length of time to obtain a degree from the private, nonprofit university and the cost of a degree are substantially reduced.
The private, nonprofit National University System is pleased to announce the addition of its newest affiliate member Northcentral University (NCU), a leader in online graduate degrees with an innovative "one-to-one" teaching model. The addition of NCU reinforces the National University System's historic commitment to advancing educational opportunities for students of diverse backgrounds, including adult learners, as the demand for advanced-degree holders in the workforce continues to grow. It also represents a significant expansion of the National University System's academic offerings from pre-college to the doctoral level.
In recognition of inspirational teaching nationwide, 51 teachers around the country – representing each state and the District of Columbia - have been named recipients of the first-ever National University System-Sanford Teacher Award. The teachers each receive $10,000 for demonstrating their commitment to creating inspirational and harmonious classrooms that support student development and achievement. The award is in the name of philanthropist T. Denny Sanford, who is committed to supporting inspiring teaching nationwide through PreK-12 programs that are being expanded nationally by the National University System. Each of today's teacher recipients qualify for a chance to be recognized as the national winner of the Sanford Teacher Award, which will be named in early 2019.