Saving Higher Education: The Integrated, Competency-Based Three-Year Bachelor's Degree Program
October 2011, Jossey-Bass
- Press Release
- Author Information
Martin J. Bradley is a professor of Organizational Leadership at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). He was the principle investigator for the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) three-year degree grant awarded in 1995 to SNHU (then called New Hampshire College). He was the first director of the three-year program and then the dean of the SNHU School of Business, where the program resides administratively, and has taught in the program since its inception. Bradley won the highest teaching award of the university in 2001 and was recognized as the outstanding Professor for the State of New Hampshire in 2002.
Robert H. Seidman is a professor of Computer Information Technology at Southern New Hampshire University. He was a member of the grant team that created the three-year degree program at SNHU and has taught in the program since its inception, as well as being a member of the three-year degree Steering Committee. Seidman is the executive editor of the Journal of Educational Computing Research and has coauthored Predicting the Behavior of the Educational System and Fluency with Alice (a programming language).
Steve R. Painchaud is a professor of Organizational Leadership at Southern New Hampshire University. Prior to that, he served for fifteen years as the associate dean of the Graduate School of Business there. Painchaud received the highest honor of The Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ASCSB) for excellence in teaching. He is a longstanding member of the three-year degree Steering Committee and has taught in the program since its inception. His daughter completed the three-year degree program in 2008.