In USA Today Story -- SNHU Professor Supports 3Year Model

Thursday, December 22, 2011
SNHU Communications Office

USA Today
Dec. 22, 2011

Letters: Keep high standards for college degrees
Focus on competency, not time

Your editorial on three-year degrees is right on target in many ways. But the assumption that three-year students are less educated than their four-year peers is not.

There is definitely a way that students can earn a full 120-credit education in just six semesters without compressing courses into summers, online, taking a heavier load during the school year, or transferring in Advanced Placement credits.

A competency-based integrated three-year degree program where seat-time is the variable and learning is the constant not only saves students 25% of their college costs but saves institutions almost that much in delivery costs. It is a win-win for everyone.

Robert H. Seidman, professor; Southern New Hampshire University; Manchester, N.H.

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