Nine-time Author Dr. Katharine Hansen Joins Professor Direct Program
StraighterLine announced today that Dr. Katharine Hansen has joined the growing list of proven educators who are leading online college courses at StraighterLine. StraighterLine students now have the choice of three for-credit course types: self-paced courses with or without a professor, or cohort-based courses led by a professor.
Hansen’s Principles of Management course takes the unique approach of dovetailing career-management guidance and services with the business-management curriculum. “My goal is to help students learn to manage their careers and next job search at the same time they are learning the basics of management,” Hansen said. Included in the course are resume critiques, cover-letter critiques, and practice job interviews to prepare students for the job search.
Katharine (Kathy) Hansen, Ph.D., creative director and associate publisher of Quintessential Careers, is an educator, author, and blogger who provides content for Quintessential Careers, edits its newsletter QuintZine, and blogs about applied storytelling at A Storied Career. Kathy, who earned her PhD from Union Institute & University, authored You Are More Accomplished Than You Think, Tell Me About Yourself, Dynamic Cover Letters for New Graduates, A Foot in the Door, Top Notch Executive Interviews, Top Notch Executive Resumes; and with Randall S. Hansen, Ph.D., Dynamic Cover Letters, Write Your Way to a Higher GPA, and The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Study Skills.
As online education continues to evolve, an increasing number of professors are joining programs that allow them to reach more students than they ever could under the confines of a traditional brick and mortar institution. The Professor Direct program at StraighterLine allows professors to connect with students directly through an online course catalog and course-delivery platform, as well as providing participating educators with new revenue opportunities. All StraighterLine courses are developed with guidance from qualified faculty and each has passed the American Council on Education’s (ACE) CREDIT Recommendation Course Review process.
With the addition of professor-led courses, StraighterLine has increased the ways that its students can attain a quality education online, flexibly and conveniently, at a substantially lower cost than most traditional degree programs. Students can take college prep, freshman and introductory-level classes through StraighterLine and save thousands of dollars on the cost of their college degree. With StraighterLine’s affordable subscription pricing plan, students can save up to 90% on their first year of college and can move through the material as quickly or slowly as they like.
StraighterLine offers entry-level college courses online in Business, English, Humanities, Math and Science, as well as College Prep, with Foreign Languages coming soon. In addition, StraighterLine offers a wide variety of CBEs (credit-by-examination) that allow students to earn college credit based on test scores.
StraighterLine has been recognized as a revolutionizing force in education by major news organizations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for offering students online courses that earn real college credit for just $99 a month. Inside Higher Ed recognized StraighterLine for offering the “…lowest-cost set of credit-bearing courses on the Internet.” And Fast Company named StraighterLine one of the “10 Most Innovative Companies in Education.”To facilitate the award of credit, StraighterLine has forged partnerships with leading accredited online colleges and universities. A student ultimately earns a degree from those institutions but realizes tremendous savings and convenience by starting with StraighterLine.