I am pleased to let all my friends know that I have a new job. I have been offered the position of Senior Instructional Designer at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Originally I wasn’t going to even apply for the job, because it was further away from home than I wanted, but after I interviewed over the phone, I suspected that this was going to be a good fit. After I interviewed in person on Tuesday and saw their operations, I knew that I wanted to be associated with this organization.
The position leverages many of skills that I developed working for Kaplan University: working knowledge of large scale course development, teaching/coaching/training skills, practical nuts-and-bolts knowledge of key rapid elearning development tools, and solid, applicable instructional design theory and instincts.
But you know what is really great? It will be great to work for an organization that is growing, that is committed to keeping costs down for students*, and that has been recognized as the 12th most innovative business (all organizations NOT just school) in 2012 by Fast Company magazine. Not to mention that SNHU being serially mentioned as one of the “Best College to Work For” according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
* Based on publicly available information, the tuition costs for an online Bachelor’s degree varies greatly. Here is a sample:
- University of Phoenix = $70,200
- Kaplan University = $66,780
- UPenn World Campus = 60,480 ($504 per credit, part-time)
- UMass Online = $44,400
- Southern New Hampshire University = $38,400