University of the People is an accredited, tuition-free, online university that serves students who might otherwise be barred from a college education by reason of geography, culture, work, family, and/or finances. It especially targets the undeserved in urban and rural areas of the U.S. and in underdeveloped countries, particularly in Africa and South Asia.
Learning coaches engage with students through meaningful and effective communication to encourage pace and mastery of the degree’s 120 competencies. In addition, they are knowledgeable about all aspects of the program and can answer students’ questions. Critical to the development the learning network, coaches are active in the online community and are versed in social media and its effective applications (e.g., forming a peer-to-peer study group) to improve the learning community. In addition, CFA coaches work collaboratively with the CFA team to improve, iterate, and build the program.