Sandbox Collaborative

Sandbox Collaborative is the research and development lab of strategy and innovation at Southern New Hampshire University.

Sandbox is both Southern New Hampshire University's internal consultancy and incubator of new and alternative business models of higher education–to anticipate what’s coming next in the ever-changing academic terrain, as opposed to being merely reactive. We hope to serve as a hub of innovation in the New England area. We will bring together partners in government, business, and industry to find so

Operating as usual

01/08/2020

Disney Aspire Adds Purdue University Global and Southern New Hampshire University to its Network of Educational Providers - The Walt Disney Company

“We are committed to providing our employees every opportunity to realize their hopes and dreams — at the workplace and beyond,” said Jayne Parker, senior executive vice president and Chief HR Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “We are excited to add Purdue University Global and Southern New Hampshire University to our best-in-class Disney Aspire program, which now offers even more choices for our employees to create the futures they imagine for themselves.”

Disney Aspire Adds Purdue University Global and Southern New Hampshire University to its Network of Educational Providers - The Walt Disney Company Available to 94,000+ eligible hourly employees and Cast Members, Disney Aspire, the Company’s 100% tuition-paid education initiative, will now include new programs …Read More

Photos from Sandbox Collaborative's post 09/25/2019

Our team is crushing it at the Innovation Center Expo!

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09/12/2018

Honored to be named “Most Innovative” again.

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. News and World Report announced today that Southern New Hampshire University has been named the Most Innovative University in the north for the fourth consecutive year. This designation celebrates institutions "that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities."

09/10/2018

TED Talk Tuesday is not back yet and there won't be one tomorrow, but we're coming back soon with some good news! Stay tuned!!

08/07/2018

The World in 2030 - chalk art

Thank you to Dave Miranda for creating this beautiful chalk masterpiece in the Sandbox kitchen! This artwork represents SNHU's futures agenda and challenges facing higher ed into 2030.

08/01/2018

They’ve worked together for 2 years and they finally wore the exact same dress on the same day. No planning required.

Photos from Sandbox Collaborative's post 07/10/2018

Today we had the opportunity to work with the (almost) full staff of the Shapiro Library team to help them think through how they collaborate together to bring services and support to our students. So great when remote staff are able to pay a visit!

Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash 07/10/2018

Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash

Our TED Talk for today is: Poverty isn’t a lack of character, it’s a lack of cash (Picked for you by Faby Gagne). Come have lunch, and watch it with us at 12:00pm !
https://www.ted.com/talks/rutger_bregman_poverty_isn_t_a_lack_of_character_it_s_a_lack_of_cash

Note: This event is only for SNHU's staff and faculty members.

Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash "Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea's 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked -- and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if w...

07/03/2018

When you share the same name, and wear the same thing, it’s bound to end up on Facebook... We love our Steve’s.

Photos from Sandbox Collaborative's post 05/31/2018

Enjoying working with the UC Student Success team during their retreat - discussing polarities and importance of balancing preserving the core while stimulating progress.

05/19/2018

We love running into colleagues after work - SNHU has the best people!

05/14/2018

If you see Dante Hebra today, be sure to wish him a happy birthday!

05/07/2018

‪Sandbox will be closed all day Tuesday, all day Wednesday, and Thursday morning for a private session. We apologize for any inconvenience! ‬

Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished) - EdSurge News 05/06/2018

Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished) - EdSurge News

"I also think it is the best response to the No. 1 problem that higher ed is being asked to solve today." - SNHU President Paul LeBlanc

Why Competency-Based Education Stalled (But Isn’t Finished) - EdSurge News The phrase “competency-based education” is quite a mouthful, but it was all the rage a few years ago among college leaders looking to expand access to ...

The Difference Between Efficacy and Evidence, and Why It Matters 04/19/2018

The Difference Between Efficacy and Evidence, and Why It Matters

When it comes to edtech, one type of research places too much emphasis on the platform over the learner's experience.

Check out this article by our very own, Brian Fleming.

The Difference Between Efficacy and Evidence, and Why It Matters When it comes to edtech, one type of research places too much emphasis on the platform over the learner’s experience.

Photos from Sandbox Collaborative's post 04/17/2018

‪Arnaud Dressen, CEO of Wanda VR, visiting Sandbox to help SNHU think about how to use VR for education. Come by for his presentation at 4pm! ‬

Can a ‘Family of Bots' Reshape College Teaching? - EdSurge News 04/13/2018

Can a ‘Family of Bots' Reshape College Teaching? - EdSurge News

“We have still never seen conclusive evidence that anyone wants to be taught by a bot,” says Brian Fleming. “Teaching and learning will remain a human endeavor.”

Can a ‘Family of Bots' Reshape College Teaching? - EdSurge News Can college students tell the difference between a human teaching assistant and a chatbot? A Georgia Tech computer scientist has been pursuing that ...

04/11/2018

Sandy from the Library brought us the coolest gong to help us transition during facilitations. As you can see, Lisa is way too excited about this. Thanks Sandy!

Photos from Sandbox Collaborative's post 04/11/2018

‪Wonderful to have the Library team at Sandbox today continuing to work on their strategic planning process!

EdTech Demo Luncheon: Shearwater 04/10/2018

EdTech Demo Luncheon: Shearwater

Join us for our Ed Tech Demo Luncheon: Shearwater on April 13th @ 12:00pm. Please follow this link to RSVP: http://ow.ly/na5E30jnSc6

EdTech Demo Luncheon: Shearwater Recently the Ed-Tech Vetting Committee reviewed Shearwater, a company that helps universities scale their existing mentorship programs. Several university stakeholders have expressed interest in exploring this product further. As such, Sandbox is inviting Shearwater to demo their product to a wider....

Photos from Sandbox Collaborative's post 04/06/2018

On Tuesday we held another Design Thinking Crash Course for SNHU faculty and staff. Incredible ideas and lots of laughs!

04/05/2018

Bet you’ve been wondering who replaced all of the chocolates with empty wrappers - Bridgette and her hubby Jim came in over the weekend to pull off the best April fools prank ever!

And before you panic, the chocolate dish has since been replenished!

Photos from Sandbox Collaborative's post 03/30/2018

Got to spend time with the Registrars Office Team this week running a design thinking crash course - lots of amazing ideas generated based on understanding and clarifying the problem to be solved, then imagining solutions!

Photos from Sandbox Collaborative's post 03/16/2018

‪Team photo! Also proof of Steve Brown’s first ever selfie ‬

Photos from Sandbox Collaborative's post 02/14/2018

Happy to be joining the campus School of Business in discussion of their core values as it relates to their mission and strategic planning efforts. We’ll accept any excuse to get on campus on a beautiful day like today!

02/12/2018

‪NEW! Looking for a place away from your desk to get some work done? Check out these newly installed single workstations at Sandbox ‬

01/03/2018

Sandbox 2017 Moments

Another year at the Sandbox and so many are yet to come. Here are some of our favorite moments from 2017! What are your biggest resolutions for the new year? Ours is to keep collaborating with you, and serve you in the best way we can.

11/29/2017

Hillside Middle School

We had so much fun yesterday working with the students from Hillside Middle School. Students in the after school program worked together to solve a series of puzzles and win a prize - they did it!

Sandbox Speaker Series: The Student Voice, October 10 @ 3:30pm | Sandbox Collaborative 10/09/2017

Sandbox Speaker Series: The Student Voice, October 10 @ 3:30pm | Sandbox Collaborative

It's not too late to join us tomorrow (Tues) for our Speaker Series presentation! Pete will be walking us through the results of the research STORYLINE conducted with CfA students, as well as their process for facilitating meaningful focus groups and mapping the student experience journey.

Sandbox Speaker Series: The Student Voice, October 10 @ 3:30pm | Sandbox Collaborative Sandbox Speaker Series: The Student Voice, October 10 @ 3:30pm As the pool of post-secondary students grows more diverse, there is often a gap between what students need to be successful and the programs designed to support them. Pete Kotsonis, Founder & Principal at STORYLINE , a local customer res...

10/04/2017

Rare sighting: a blank chalkboard. What should go on it next?

09/21/2017

CONTEST: Help us get more followers! Tag one or more of your SNHU colleagues in this post by 12pm Friday and you'll be entered to win one of five "Thinking Outside the Sandbox Podcast" t-shirts! Each person you tag is an additional entry to win, so tag away!

09/12/2017

SNHU was named the #1 Most Innovative University in the North for the third consecutive year!

BREAKING NEWS: For the third consecutive year, Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has been named the "Most Innovative University" in the north by U.S. News & World Report. SNHU, the only institution on the list from the state of New Hampshire, has earned this distinction every year since the award's inception.What a great gift on our 85th birthday!
http://www.snhu.edu/about-us/news-and-events/2017/09/most-innovative-university

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SNHU On Campus Academic Advising SNHU On Campus Academic Advising
2500 North River Road, Green Center Suite 116
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Queen City Ice Breaker Ergatta Queen City Ice Breaker Ergatta
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SNHU Student Involvement SNHU Student Involvement
2500 N River Rd
Manchester, 03106-1045

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Promised Youth International Promised Youth International
5 Tamarack Lance
Manchester, 03103

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