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Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Exploring a Potential Relationship

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Why is Minnesota State Mankato considering a partnership with an organization such as Academic Partnerships?

Minnesota State Mankato is exploring a partnership with an organization such as Academic Partnerships for several reasons important to our University, including:

  • To meet increasing professional demand and standards in selected fields or professions, and to serve working professionals who need additional education in high demand fields
  • To provide an infrastructure and a business model, as requested and articulated by some departments or programs through our Integrated Academic Planning Process, to grow their extended education and online programs
  • To provide a solution and remove barriers for essential clinical placements and student experiences, through new and expanded partnerships with healthcare, business, and educational entities
  • To increase enrollment, retention, and completion, important to our University’s growth and sustainability
  • To increase our capacity and expertise in key areas for growing extended education and serving new students, such as working professionals who currently are unable to enroll in campus-based programs
  • To expand professional development opportunities and research support for faculty, such as Academic Partnerships faculty research grants and online teaching and learning resources

Online Learning Third-Party Competitors (in alpha order)

  • Academic Partnerships
  • Blackboard
  • Focus EduVation
  • Pearson - Embanet Compass
  • 2U (formerly 2tor)
  • Wiley Global Ed Solutions (Deltak)

Learn more and share your thoughts at Campus Information and Listening Sessions:  [PDF] Open Session Presentation (660 KiB)

Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. in Ostrander Auditorium

Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, 10:30 a.m.-Noon in Ostrander Auditorium