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Bridgepoint Education's Chief Academic Learning Officer Selected as a Recipient of the Association of Chief Academic Officers Digital Fellowship Program
Dr. Andrew Shean is selected to participate in the one-year fellowship supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SAN DIEGO, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Shean, chief academic learning officer at Bridgepoint Education, was selected to participate in the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO) Digital Fellows Program. Dr. Shean was among 32 senior campus leaders throughout the nation selected for the ACAO fellowship program.

Bridgepoint Education, Inc. logo (PRNewsFoto/Bridgepoint Education)

"I congratulate Dr. Shean on his acceptance to the Association of Chief Academic Officers Digital Fellows Program," said Bridgepoint CEO Andrew Clark. "I am certain Dr. Shean's participation in the fellowship will be beneficial to his role as chief academic officer, and will benefit Bridgepoint in its efforts to offer innovative learning resources to students at Bridgepoint's academic institutions."

The 18-month fellowship program is designed to provide senior campus leaders with critical information, effective resources, and tested strategies to help chief academic officers and their faculty understand and adopt high quality digital coursewear. In addition, the program will provide a unique opportunity for fellows to focus on the adoption and deployment of courseware and digital learning resources intended to enhance student learning, increase retention and degree completion, and improve institutional outcomes. The ACAO Fellowship program will also provide a public archive of resources on digital learning to help chief academic officers leverage digital curricular materials to foster student engagement and enhance student learning at their institutions.

Participation in the year-long ACAO Digital Fellows Program includes four meetings of workshops on digital learning. The fellowship program also provides support for individual institutional projects focused on digital learning.

To learn more about the Association of Chief Academic Officers and the ACAO Fellowship Program, please visit www.acao.org/digitalfellows.

About Bridgepoint Education
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. (NYSE:BPI) harnesses the latest technology to reimagine the modern student experience. Bridgepoint owns two academic institutions – Ashford University and University of the Rockies. Together, these programs, technologies, and resources represent a unique model for advancing education in the 21st century. Bridgepoint stands for greater access, social learning, and exposure to leading minds. For more information, visit www.bridgepointeducation.com, www.facebook.com/BridgepointEducation, or call Marianne Perez, Media Relations Manager, at 858.668.2586 x11636, or email marianne.perez@ashford.edu.

About ACAO
Chartered in 2013, the vision of the ACAO is to provide professional development and networking opportunities to all individuals who are responsible for the leadership of academic affairs in institutions of higher education. The ACAO provides a network of support for CAOs through its e-lists, professional resources, and annual conference held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Council on Education (ACE). 

Bridgepoint Education's Chief Academic Learning Officer Dr. Andrew Shean has been selected to participate in the Association of Chief Academic Officers Digital Fellows Program.

SOURCE Bridgepoint Education, Inc.

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