Learn about Signum University’s mission, leadership and more
Welcome to Signum University
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 overlaying 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 when someone participates in one of our programs, they 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 learnings seeking personal edification, educators trying to create better online learning environments, and workers seeking skills their employer can’t or won’t teach — among many others.
Signum University Mission
The mission of Signum University is to establish an open and globally accessible digital campus that reduces student costs, provides a vibrant, online academic community that fosters exceptional teaching and opportunities for intellectual engagement, and ensures fair and generous treatment of our employees and students alike.
Signum’s mission is accomplished through the application of the University’s five core values:
- Education is interactive and informative.
- Online education is valuable.
- Excellent education is affordable.
- Rewarding education is accomplished through teamwork.
- Lasting education is thorough.
The Strategy Council is a small group of leaders within the University, led by the President, who provide strategic and operational guidance and oversight within the organizational structure.
Schools, Programs and More
Signum Graduate School
Online Program Services
Signum Humanities (Forthcoming)
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.
“Approval of our graduate degree program by the Higher-Education Commission is an important milestone for Signum, and the forward-thinking support of the New Hampshire Department of Education demonstrates its dedication to maintaining a rigorous and fair evaluation process and its commitment to the 21st Century student.” — Signum Founder & President Dr. Corey Olsen