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2022/2023 Impact Report

AP’s Impact Report provides a transparent look at how we help students realize a high return on their investment by supporting regional universities’ delivery of high-quality, affordable and workforce-relevant education.

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Fitchburg State University Case Study

February 22, 2024

Located in North Central Massachusetts less than an hour from Boston, Fitchburg State University is well-situated next to densely populated metropolitan areas with many prospective…

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Events

William Paterson University and AP Discuss Innovations in Providing Equitable Access to Degrees at AAC&U Annual Conference

February 6, 2024

The strategic support of a public-private partnership between William Paterson University (WP) and Academic Partnerships (AP) and its innovation in meeting the needs of nontraditional…

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Case Studies

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Case Study

January 30, 2024

Expanding access to education has been one of the highest priorities of Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE) since its inception. Founded in 1909 as Southeastern…

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Events

The Chronicle of Higher Education to Host Virtual Forum “Leading A Regional Public University Today” with University Leaders  

January 25, 2024

The challenges facing regional public universities and strategies to turn obstacles into opportunities will be the focus of a Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) virtual…

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Academic Partnerships and William Paterson University to Discuss Partnership and Meeting the Diverse Needs of Nontraditional Students at AAC&U Annual Conference Jan. 17 - 19

January 17, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 17, 2024) – William Paterson University’s innovative approach to meeting the educational needs of nontraditional adult students through a public-private collaboration with…

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Academic Partnerships Completes Acquisition of Wiley University Services

January 2, 2024

[DALLAS, TX — January 2, 2024] – Academic Partnerships (AP), a company that assists primarily regional public universities in expanding access and impact by supporting…

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Case Studies

Arkansas State University Case Study

December 19, 2023

Arkansas State University, a public research institution, is the second largest in its state and the flagship of its system. It is also one of…

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Academic Partnerships Celebrates CEOs Triumph as One of the Best in Business

December 13, 2023

[DALLAS, TX, December 13th] – Academic Partnerships, a leading education technology company, is thrilled to announce that its CEO, Fernando Bleichmar, has been named one…

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University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Offers Online Degree Programs Supported by Academic Partnerships

December 12, 2023

BELTON, TX – December 12, 2023 – The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (UMHB) today announced its plan to partner with Academic Partnerships (AP) to grow…

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Tailoring Graduate Mentorship to Online Students: AP Presents at CAGS Conference

December 5, 2023

Academic Partnerships (AP) was honored to present at the 61st annual conference of the Canadian Association for Graduate Studies (CAGS), held November 7-10 in Victoria,…

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Case Studies

Eastern Washington University

November 28, 2023

Eastern Washington University’s (EWU) relationship with Academic Partnerships (AP) began in 2018, two years before the pandemic. EWU was one of the first schools in…

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Academic Partnerships Announces Acquisition of Wiley University Services

November 14, 2023

"Across the globe, there is growing demand for high-quality, affordable online degree programs in workforce-relevant fields," said Fernando Bleichmar, Chief Executive Officer of AP. "Bringing…

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Rethinking the ROI of the Degree To Focus On Investment—Not Just the Return

November 13, 2023

Jeff Selingo discusses the future of online education and the return on investment with our CEO, Fernando Bleichmar, in a Forbes article posted today. Even…

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AP Moderates AASCU 2023 Panel on Public-Private Partnerships with Arkansas State, East Tennessee State, and William Paterson University Leaders

November 13, 2023

Understanding the value of a public-private partnership and the support such a collaboration can offer was the central topic of a panel discussion among regional…

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Listen to the latest Future U Podcast with Fernando Bleichmar

November 12, 2023

Listen in to the latest Future U podcast, “The Future of Online Ed.” Our very own, Fernando Bleichmar joins hosts Jeff Selingo, Michael Horn and Coursera’s CEO,…

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SIU Carbondale to launch accelerated online graduate programs supported by Academic Partnerships

November 11, 2023

CARBONDALE, Ill., Oct. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale has signed a new partnership with Academic Partnerships (AP) to launch and support 12 online master's programs that…

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Interview

3 Questions for CEO of Academic Partnerships on Learner ROI

November 10, 2023

Inside Higher Ed's Joshua Kim discusses Learner ROI with AP's Fernando Bleichmar Of all the online program management companies, I know the least about Academic Partnerships.…

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Interview

Return on Investment (ROI) Conversation with Chancellor of Arkansas State & Academic Partnerships’ CEO, Fernando Bleichmar

November 9, 2023

Chancellor Shields and Fernando Bleichmar discuss the results of the ROI survey and the impact online programs are having in rural America and surrounding communities.

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AP Welcomes HACU Inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium Attendees

November 8, 2023

Academic Partnerships (AP) was honored to welcome participants at the Inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium kicking off the 37th annual conference of the Hispanic Association of…

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Case Studies

University of Illinois Springfield Case Study

November 7, 2023

The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) is one of the three regional public universities comprising the University of Illinois system. UIS was an early adopter…

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Academic Partnerships to Lead Panel on Private-Public Partnerships at AASCU Annual Conference in Chicago

November 6, 2023

CHICAGO, ILL. (Nov. 6, 2023) -- The innovation and support that a private-public partnership can offer regional universities is the topic of a presentation to…

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Academic Partnerships Joins HACU Annual Conference and Inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium

November 3, 2023

CHICAGO, ILL. (Oct. 26, 2023) -- Academic Partnerships (AP) is proud to sponsor the Inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium, a pre-conference highlight of The Hispanic Association…

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Thought Leadership

Reaching the Evolving MBA Audience

October 17, 2023

Through public-private collaborations, business schools can take their MBA programs online without overtaxing their faculty and their budgets. In the wake of the pandemic, more…

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News

Ipsos Study Finds Strong ROI for Graduates of Programs Supported by Academic Partnerships

September 25, 2023

DALLAS, TX – September 25, 2023 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today shared new survey results from Ipsos that show a strong return on investment (ROI)…

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The University of New Orleans Enlists Academic Partnerships to Launch New Online Graduate Degree Programs Focused on Working Adults

August 14, 2023

NEW ORLEANS, LA – August 14, 2023 – The University of New Orleans has announced a partnership with Academic Partnerships (AP) to support the expansion…

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Thought Leadership

ETSU and AP Lead Session at AASCU Summer Conference

August 7, 2023

East Tennessee State University and Academic Partnerships educational leaders shared the spotlight during their July 20th session at the American Association of State Colleges and…

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Jacksonville State University to Offer Online Degree Programs Supported by Academic Partnerships

July 6, 2023

JACKSONVILLE, Ala., July 6, 2023 - Jacksonville State University (JSU) today announced its plan to partner with Academic Partnerships (AP) to grow its online graduate programs. Beginning…

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Millersville University & Academic Partnerships to Launch Online Graduate Degree Programs

June 8, 2023

MILLERSVILLE, PA – June 8, 2023 – Millersville University today announced the expansion of its online portfolio of graduate degree programs, proudly supported by Academic…

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Academic Partnerships Secures Business Alliance Membership With AACSB

May 15, 2023

DALLAS, TX – May 15, 2023 – Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading online facilitator helping regional universities expand access to high-quality, affordable and workforce-relevant education, …

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Thought Leadership

AP and Carleton University Partnership Featured in AACSB Insights

April 27, 2023

An article written by Academic Partnerships, Reaching the Evolving MBA Audience, is featured in the April 24, 2023, issue of Insights, the monthly e-newsletter of…

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Fierce Education’s Article on the Value of Online Program Managers Spotlights Academic Partnerships

April 10, 2023

Academic Partnerships is highlighted in an article on recent discussions about the role of OPMs as important and ethical partners in supporting the growth of…

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Case Studies

Carleton University Case Study

April 3, 2023

As a public research university ranked #5 among Canada’s Best Comprehensive Universities by Maclean’s (2023), Carleton University is conversant with academic innovation with Carleton’s Sprott…

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Thought Leadership

Fierce Education Leader Spotlight With Dr. Amanda Smith

February 21, 2023

Fierce Education Head of Content Elliot Markowitz recently spoke with Dr. Amanda Smith, Chief Academic Officer at Academic Partnerships, regarding the changes in course design…

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TAMIU, ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS CO-PRESENT AT HACU’S 36TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 20, 2022

LAREDO, TX –– Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) and Academic Partnerships (AP) presented at the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) 36th Annual Conference, held Oct. 8-10, 2022. Dr. Jennifer…

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College of Mount Saint Vincent Offers Online Degree Programs, Supported by Academic Partnerships, Designed for Working Professionals

October 11, 2022

Riverdale, NY – October 11, 2022 – A leader in education, Mount Saint Vincent is pleased to announce a partnership with Academic Partnerships (AP), expanding…

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Avila University Teams Up with Academic Partnerships to Offer Online Business Programs with Students’ Flexibility and Accessibility Top of Mind

September 26, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO, September 22, 2022 – Avila University announces that students can now sign up and apply to its new online graduate business programs,…

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St. Cloud State University’s College of Education and Learning Design Expands Online Offering with Master’s in Education Programs with Flexibility and Accessibility Top of Mind

July 27, 2022

July 27, 2022 – St. Cloud State University announces the expansion of its online portfolio of graduate degrees, supported by Academic Partnerships (AP), beginning fall…

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Academic Partnerships Wins Comparably Recognition for Best Leadership Team

July 19, 2022

JULY 19, 2022, DALLAS, Texas – Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading higher education online facilitator, is proud to announce it is the recipient of another…

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Avila Signs Partnership Expanding Access to Online Graduate and Working Adult Student Undergraduate Programs

June 2, 2022

KANSAS CITY, MO, May 25, 2022 – Yesterday, Avila University signed a partnership with Academic Partnerships (AP), expanding access to the university’s online graduate and…

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St. Cloud State University’s Herberger Business School Works with Academic Partnerships to Launch Online MBA Programs Aimed at Working Adults with Real-Life Experience

April 5, 2022

April 5, 2022 – St. Cloud State University is teaming up with Academic Partnerships (AP) to expand its high-quality and affordable MBA degree offerings to…

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Academic Partnerships Wins Comparably Awards for “Best Places to Work in Dallas” and “Best Marketing Teams”

March 31, 2022

March 31, 2022, DALLAS, Texas – Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading higher education online facilitator, is proud to announce it is the recipient of two…

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Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business Teams Up with Academic Partnerships to Launch Fully Online MBA Program

March 24, 2022

DALLAS, March 24, 2022 – Today Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, in Ottawa, Ontario, announces a partnership with Academic Partnerships (AP) to expand Carleton’s…

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Academic Partnerships to Present at the Virtual WPI 2022 HBCU Forum to Discuss Innovation in Online Higher Education

March 7, 2022

DALLAS, TX – March 7, 2022 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced that Tekoya Boykins, Doctoral Candidate,  Assistant Director, Academic Services and Products at AP…

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Academic Partnerships Names Fernando Bleichmar as New CEO

February 16, 2022

Retiring CEO Rob Ganji will continue as Senior Advisor to the Board of Directors DALLAS, TX – February 16, 2022 – Academic Partnerships (AP), the…

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AP Partners Fuel AP’s Mission

February 10, 2022

AP Congratulates Its Partners, TAMIU and UIC, for Being Among the Top Universities in the Nation for Driving Economic Mobility The non-profit public policy think…

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Norfolk State University Partners with Academic Partnerships to Offer Affordable, High-Quality Online Programs in Education and Technology

November 18, 2021

Virginia – November 18, 2021 – Norfolk State University (NSU), the largest historically black public university in the Commonwealth of Virginia, announced a partnership with…

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Academic Partnerships Releases Its First Impact Report

September 9, 2021

Report highlights AP’s role and results in supporting affordable online education in critical workforce areas Dallas, TX–September 9, 2021 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today released…

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Academic Partnerships Acquires Coursetune Inc., a Leading EdTech Provider of Curriculum Mapping Software for Higher Education

August 23, 2021

Acquisition Strengthens Academic Partnerships’ Technology and Support Services for Universities in Launching, Growing, and Sustaining Their Online Degree Programs DALLAS, Texas (Aug. 23, 2021)—Academic Partnerships…

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Academic Partnerships & Texas A&M International University Team Up to Offer Affordable Online Short Courses and Certificates in Healthcare

August 19, 2021

Dallas, TX – August 12, 2021 – Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is offering new professional development courses online, supported by Academic Partnerships (AP), aimed…

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William Paterson University to Offer Affordable and Quality Online Undergraduate Degree Programs Aimed at Working Adults

August 5, 2021

Aug. 5, 2021 – William Paterson University is expanding its portfolio of fully online degree programs to include nine new online bachelor’s degrees beginning in…

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AP Video Series

Commitment to Student Success

July 29, 2021

At the heart of our work is a deep commitment to our university partners and their students, where AP only succeeds if they succeed.  Hear…

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AP Video Series

Our Mission & Impact

July 29, 2021

AP’s mission is simple:  expanding access to high-quality, affordable, and workforce-relevant education delivered online.  Learn more about AP overall, our mission and how we are…

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EWU and Academic Partnerships Expand Affordable, High-Quality Online Programs

June 14, 2021

Cheney, WASH (June 14, 2021) – Eastern Washington University (EWU) today announced the expansion of its online portfolio of graduate degrees supported by Academic Partnerships…

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Academic Partnerships to Present at the ASU REMOTE: The Connected Faculty Summit to Discuss the Importance of Faculty Leadership in Online Higher Education

June 9, 2021

DALLAS, TX – June 9, 2021 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced that Tekoya Boykins, EdD ABD,  Assistant Director, Academic Services and Products at AP…

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Southern Oregon University Expands Collaboration with Academic Partnerships to Add Affordable, High-Quality Online Graduate Education Programs

June 2, 2021

Oregon – June 2, 2021 – Southern Oregon University (SOU) today announced the expansion of its online graduate education portfolio supported by Academic Partnerships (AP). …

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New Survey Reveals High Satisfaction with the Affordability and Quality of Online Degree Programs Supported by Academic Partnerships

May 12, 2021

Results provide perspective on the value of online higher education Dallas, Texas – May 12, 2021 – Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading online facilitator for…

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Case Studies

UNC Pembroke

April 16, 2021

Founded in 1887, The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP) is a regional four-year public university that serves as a vital employer and institution…

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Case Studies

Eastern Michigan University

April 12, 2021

Eastern Michigan University (EMU) is a regional public four-year university that was founded in 1849 and has grown to serve more than 16,000 students. Located…

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Thought Leadership

Innovation in Higher Education

April 6, 2021

VIDEO: Tekoya Boykins, AP’s Assistant Director of Academic Services and Products (ASP), presents at the Wesley Peachtree Institute (WPI) 2021 HBCU Forum, focusing on historically…

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Case Studies

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

April 1, 2021

Southeastern Oklahoma State University is a regional public four-year university that began serving students in 1909. Its traditional on-campus programs primarily serve students from two…

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News

Academic Partnerships to Present at the Virtual WPI 2021 HBCU Forum to Discuss Innovation in Online Higher Education

March 8, 2021

DALLAS, TX – March 8, 2021 – Academic Partnerships (AP) today announced that Tekoya Boykins, EdD ABD,  Assistant Director, Academic Services and Products at AP…

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Radford University & Academic Partnerships Team Up to Offer Affordable and Quality Online Programs in Nursing and Business

January 15, 2021

RADFORD, Va., Jan. 13, 2021 – Radford University has entered into an agreement with Academic Partnerships (AP) to provide its highly sought-after and affordable degree programs…

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Childress Regional Medical Center and The University of Texas at Arlington Team Up to Tackle Nursing Shortage

January 15, 2021

Innovative regional partnership offers an accelerated pathway to nursing degree Childress, TX – January 14, 2021 – Childress Regional Medical Center in Childress, TX today announced…

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Insights

Planning for Online Equivalency Now - We Can Help

August 26, 2020

AP has created a new comprehensive toolkit called "AP Off Campus," designed to help your on-campus faculty and instructional designers stand up high quality online equivalency solutions…

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Insights

Remote Teaching and Learning - AP Is Here to Help

August 23, 2020

Academic Partnerships would like to offer immediate support in helping your on-campus faculty facilitate remote teaching capabilities using Zoom and other virtual delivery platforms. In…

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Insights

Your COVID-19 Response: Moving Online Rapidly

August 21, 2020

Resources to Convert Face-to-Face Learning to Online Delivery The key to keeping students engaged while moving from a face-to-face format to virtual delivery is maintaining…

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Tools

Tips and Tools for Faculty Virtual Delivery

August 21, 2020

Moving face-to-face curriculum to an online format in a hurry isn’t a small task, but there are a number of ways faculty can leverage new…

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Tools

Tips and Tools for Students Participating in Virtual Coursework

August 21, 2020

In response to potential campus closures, you may be asked to join your coursework virtually. There are a variety of ways faculty may facilitate this.…

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Tools

Faculty eCommons: an Online Instructor's Idea Hub

August 21, 2020

Creating a space for faculty to access best practices and learn new skills was at the heart of the development of Faculty eCommons – a learning resource…

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White Papers

Considerations for New and Emerging Realities in Higher Ed

August 17, 2020

Faced with the threat of a global pandemic during the 2020 spring semester, the twin operational orthodoxies of on-campus instruction for traditional students and online…

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Thought Leadership

Considerations for New and Emerging Realities in Higher Ed - Part Three of Three: Operational Considerations

August 14, 2020

Part Three of Three: Operational Considerations In this final part of our white paper on the new realities of higher education and online equivalency, we…

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Thought Leadership

Considerations for New and Emerging Realities in Higher Ed - Part Two of Three: Articulating Goals and Definitions

August 7, 2020

Part Two of Three: Articulating Goals and Definitions In this second part of our white paper on the rapidly changing landscape of higher education and…

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Thought Leadership

Considerations for New and Emerging Realities in Higher Ed - Part One of Three: The MVP

August 1, 2020

Part One of Three: The MVP In this first part of our white paper on the rapidly changing landscape of higher education, we focus on…

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Thought Leadership

Reflections on the First Quarter of 2020

April 7, 2020

Dear University Partners: When I became the new board chair of Academic Partnerships in December, the world looked dramatically different than it does today. Reflecting…

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Thought Leadership

Reflections on This New School Year

January 12, 2020

Dear University Partners: When Fred Rogers was a young boy and he was concerned about alarming events in the world, his mother would tell him,…

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Case Studies

Established Online Presence – Adding a New Program in a New Discipline

August 24, 2019

Challenge: A longtime partner with a successful RN-to-BSN program was ready to add a new online MBA program to its degree offerings. Solution: Our Academic Services team…

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Case Studies

Program Design and Course Development Process – Growing to Scale

August 23, 2019

Challenge: A new AP partner with previous online program experience needed to prepare for rapid enrollment growth. Solution: As part of its professional development for faculty, the…

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Case Studies

Assistance with Program Design and Course Development – Emergent Program

August 22, 2019

Challenge: A new AP partner with limited online programming experience and resources sought to bring on new programs in multiple disciplines while migrating to a new…

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Case Studies

Faculty Workshops Deliver Best Practices

August 21, 2019

Challenge: The program director for an established online nursing program was looking to update curriculum and provide faculty with ideas, tools and best practices for online…

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Case Studies

Declining On-Campus MBA Thrives Online

August 19, 2019

Challenge: A university sought to increase enrollments in its AACSB-accredited MBA program as on-campus enrollments had fallen dramatically. Needing to attract students and strengthen the program's…

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White Papers

The Learner Revolution and What it Means for Higher Education - Part Three of Three

August 21, 2018

Academic Partnerships' White Paper Series This third white paper in a series by Jeffrey J. Selingo explains how an evolving job market requires specific skills…

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White Papers

The Learner Revolution and Moving Toward an Agile Admissions Process - Part Two of Three

August 20, 2018

Academic Partnerships' White Paper Series This white paper, the second in a series by Jeffrey J. Selingo, adds to a foundational understanding of the motivations…

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White Papers

The Learner Revolution and What It Means for Higher Education - Part One of Three

August 19, 2018

Academic Partnerships' White Paper Series This white paper, by Jeffrey J. Selingo, provides a historical perspective of online education with crucial insights into the motivations…

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News

Academic Partnerships Awards Research Grants to Faculty at Three Universities

May 15, 2018

DALLAS, May 15, 2018 — Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading provider of online services for higher education, has announced the awardees of its spring 2018…

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Academic Partnerships Awards Research Grants to Faculty at Five Universities

December 4, 2017

DALLAS, December 4, 2017 — Academic Partnerships (AP), a leading provider of online services for higher education, has announced the grantees of its Fall 2017…

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Academic Partnerships Receives Alliance for Educational Excellence Award

March 31, 2017

Phi Theta Kappa presented the 2017 Alliance for Educational Excellence Award to Academic Partnerships during PTK Catalyst, its annual convention held April 6-8, in Nashville,…

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Case Studies

Fitchburg State University Case Study

February 22, 2024

Located in North Central Massachusetts less than an hour from Boston, Fitchburg State University is well-situated next to densely populated metropolitan areas with many prospective…

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Events

William Paterson University and AP Discuss Innovations in Providing Equitable Access to Degrees at AAC&U Annual Conference

February 6, 2024

The strategic support of a public-private partnership between William Paterson University (WP) and Academic Partnerships (AP) and its innovation in meeting the needs of nontraditional…

Read more

Case Studies

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Case Study

January 30, 2024

Expanding access to education has been one of the highest priorities of Southeastern Oklahoma State University (SE) since its inception. Founded in 1909 as Southeastern…

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Events

The Chronicle of Higher Education to Host Virtual Forum “Leading A Regional Public University Today” with University Leaders  

January 25, 2024

The challenges facing regional public universities and strategies to turn obstacles into opportunities will be the focus of a Chronicle of Higher Education (CHE) virtual…

Read more

News

Academic Partnerships and William Paterson University to Discuss Partnership and Meeting the Diverse Needs of Nontraditional Students at AAC&U Annual Conference Jan. 17 - 19

January 17, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 17, 2024) – William Paterson University’s innovative approach to meeting the educational needs of nontraditional adult students through a public-private collaboration with…

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News

Academic Partnerships Completes Acquisition of Wiley University Services

January 2, 2024

[DALLAS, TX — January 2, 2024] – Academic Partnerships (AP), a company that assists primarily regional public universities in expanding access and impact by supporting…

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