"Our partnership with New Ventures
of Regis University has benefited Spalding
University in many ways:
The course modules they provided at the start-up of our
evening accelerated program were most helpful. Many of the modules were
later revised by our faculty, but having the entire set of modules for
the business program gave us a tremendous platform, from which we were
able to tailor the modules to our needs.
The faculty assessment process utilized by Regis is totally
awesome. I have used this process for over 12 years and also personally
went through the process to qualify to teach in the accelerated program.
The assessment clearly identifies those faculty who will be successful
facilitators with adult learners in accelerated classes. It also clearly
identifies those who will not! In addition, the faculty candidates are
impressed that we care so much about teaching/learning and that we take
the time to assess them in this manner.
New Ventures has provided us with outstanding faculty
development and training programs in the past year, including sessions
on teaching techniques for adult learners, learning styles, and grading
and assessment. Our Academic Vice President was so impressed with the
quality of these sessions that our entire full-time faculty has been
invited to attend."
Vice President for Strategic Initiatives
St. Ambrose University ACCEL
"As a partner with New Ventures, the St.
Ambrose University ACCEL Program has structured a degree-completion
curriculum that is attractive to busy adults and fosters a culture of
lifelong learning within our community. Our physical facility is comfortable,
the schedule is convenient, the course content is rigorous (while relevant
and application-based) and student services are specifically designed
to meet the needs and expectations adult learners. With professional guidance
from New Ventures staff, we did not have to “reinvent the wheel”
- we applied their research and experience to our program and have now
offered a quality educational program in a unique and student-friendly
format for nearly a decade. Hundreds of enthusiastic graduates are testament
to the success of ACCEL - and the New Ventures model."
Director, Faculty and Curriculum
St. Ambrose University / ACCEL