Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 30.46
Liaison Caitlin Jillson
Submission Date Oct. 11, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Southern New Hampshire University
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
GEM (Global Education Movement)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has launched a major initiative to bring university degrees to refugees in the U.S. and around the world. Over the last decade, the refugee crisis has dramatically accelerated with 65.3 million displaced worldwide, and globally, less than 1% of refugees have access to higher education. This is the first large scale initiative to bring American accredited university degrees to the most marginalized population in the world with a goal of educating 50,000 refugees in 20 locations by 2022. Relating directly to the UN SDG number 4: Quality Education. SNHU is reaching the goal, "Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all" through the GEM program (SDG, 2019).
https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdg4


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Curriculum
Diversity & Affordability

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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