New Models of Instruction
The Division of New Learning has built and delivers a series of hybrid academic programs that have one operating principle - - to graduate, you must demonstrate, through real-world application, mastery of the full set of competencies and abilities in the program. Serving adult learners, these programs recognize that a person can learn anywhere and through a variety of means. What matters is the outcome - the learning. In such programs, the length of time to completion is a variable - it depends on what you already know and how much time you have to dedicate to learning what you don't yet know. In other words, the only constant is what you must be able to do when you've finished the programs; everything else is variable.
To support students in these programs, faculty act as "mentors" and "coaches", working alongside the student, as needed, to help the student reach a level of expertise required to fully demonstrate mastery. This very different role for faculty is a central focus for the Division of New Learning, in terms of training and redefining faculty productivity.
As of 2013, the Division of New learning has built and delivers the following programs using new models of instruction, in conjunction with each program's respective School and faculty:
Additional programs are in development.