Beyond the Ivory Tower 2016-2017

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The core of our mission, culture and vision here at SNHU is empowering people to manifest new things to the world.

I invite you to read this year’s COCE academic report, Beyond the Ivory Tower, for more about our efforts to get beyond traditional thinking and assumptions about how students learn.

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