Signum is a nonprofit, digitally native educational institution focused on providing affordable education, training, and mentorship opportunities in a collaborative remote-learning environment.
Higher education is in need of an overhaul. Old-world colleges and universities are stuck in processes, policies, and paradigms that have stifled or stunted the many opportunities offered by digital tools and techniques.
And yet students are paying more than ever — indebting themselves for decades, possibly for life — in exchange for what amounts to a second-rate education that leaves them unprepared for work outside of academia (and possibly even for work inside it).
Given these things, Signum is undertaking a bold but necessary task to bring higher education into the 21st century. We’re not merely trying to overlay digital tools onto ages-old lecture-based classes — we are developing whole new ways of providing in-depth, interactive instruction remotely.
At the same time, we are working to reestablish the importance of the Humanities as a way to learn foundational skills applicable in everyday life and work, so that participants in our programs come away ready to accomplish their own goals.
In fact, helping individuals achieve their own goals is what drives our institutional pursuits. We want to help not only students looking to earn a degree, but also:
- lifelong learners seeking personal edification,
- educators trying to create better online learning environments,
- and employees seeking skills their employer can’t or won’t teach — among many others.
New Hampshire Dept. of Education Approval
On February 8, 2019, the Higher Education Commission of the New Hampshire Department of Education announced its approval for Signum to offer classes.
In May of 2021, the New Hampshire legislature passed Senate Bill 513 and on July of 2021, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed the bill into declaration. This legislation authorizes Signum University to grant the Master of Arts Degree.
State of New Hampshire Legislative Approval and Gubernatorial Signature
On July 29, 2021, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed a simple piece of legislation into law. Senate Bill 513 on New Hampshire’s 2021 docket authorizes Signum University to grant the Master of Arts Degree. The one-sentence bill affirms the approval of the New Hampshire State Education Department’s Higher Education Commission.
In this video, see how Signum University is driving efforts to transform higher education and how other institutions can learn from our examples. Dr. Olsen shares insights on Signum’s classroom model, the student experience, our digital campus framework, financial issues, the workplace environment for staff and faculty, and Signum’s overall readiness for the future of higher education.
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