SNHU's unique competency-based education programs allow Trio students to maintain a flexible schedule that enables them to balance their education with other responsibilities, like work and family, while obtaining a highly affordable degree.
Students submit projects, receive feedback, and revise projects until they master them. There is no limit to how many credits students can earn in a term, which means they can graduate as fast as they work.
Trio introduces the hybrid community partner concept to civic and community leaders, K-12 and opportunity youth providers and regional funders in prioritized locales. Trio proceeds if suitable local champions emerge with interest in bringing a site to their community. Local champions and allies form a local Advisory Board to help steer the site.
Together with local partners, Trio recruits a Fellow to lead the potential site. We seek authentic, deeply-rooted emerging local leaders with a passion for the mission.
Trio conducts the Fellows' training program and provides materials for new hybrid college sites.
Fellows also attend an in-person residency at Duet, our hybrid college partner in Boston. Duet coaches and staff instruct our Fellows on best practices and invite them to shadow live coaching sessions.
Trio works with the Fellow and local partners to develop the launch plan, including:
Once new sites are launched, Trio works with the Executive Director & local advisory board to set and achieve targets for quality, scale, & sustainability.
The Fellow becomes the site Executive Director, reporting to Trio & the local advisory board. The Fellow also maintains contact with the Duet team after launch. The site joins the Trio Network and has access to shared learnings from other Trio-launched sites and leaders.
Trio’s national operations group provides HR, budgeting, fundraising, branding, and recruiting support to ensure experience and efficiency at launch. Trio maintains the national Network of sites to facilitate shared success among Fellows.