Sloan-C International ConferenceLMS sharing / Cross Registration of online courses by UMassOnline (public) & Emmanuel College (private) Ken Udas, Ph.D.Chief Executive OfficerUMassOnline firstname.lastname@example.orgJudith Marley, Ed.D.Dean, Graduate and Professional ProgramsAssociate Professor of EducationEmmanuel College email@example.comSession: Thursday, October 29, 1:40-2:15pm, Session 3 - Room: Bonaire 8Agenda• Overview / Introduction of presenters (5 min.)• Demand for innovation, access, excellence – the common need (5 min.)• Background for Partnering (5 min.)• UMassOnline’s Strategic Interest (5 min.)• Strategy Behind the Partnering: Emmanuel College/6 Colleges• Q & A (5 min.)Overview / Introduction of PresentersInnovation / AccessPractitioners / Relationship buildingPublic / Private collaborationsWorkforce developmentContinuing Education / Public Impact MarleyUdas15 years of experience 15 years public K-12in distance education• 11 years private • Newly arrived at Higher Ed. (3 UMassOnlineinstitutions)• Penn State, SUNY • Administrator and Learning Networkfaculty memberDemand for Innovation, Access, Excellence: The Common Need• New economic conditions have impacted healthy program areas• Competitive environment has shifted - for profits with market share / lower margins• The internet has changed the way prospective students evaluate degree programs• Students are demanding higher levels of service and access • Competition means strong instruction AND more flexible formats and IT costsA dilemma for small schools – and an opportunity for large providers with LMS capacityBackground for Partnering• UMassOnline with the Colleges of the Fenway (plus other institutions in the Commonwealth)• Colleges of the Fenway—6 institutions in the same neighborhood of Boston, MA with a History of shared interests and services. Who are the Colleges of the Fenway• Emmanuel College (private)• Simmons College (private)• Mass College of Pharmacy (private)• Wentworth Institute of Art (private)• Wheelock College (private)• Mass College of Art (public)UMassOnline’s Strategic Interest• LMS is of enterprise level—can be scaled to serve many learners• Distribution of costs• Costs to partner institutions based on usage• Long term interest is building upon this model for programming and services to studentsUMassOnline IS UMassUMassOnline Advances the UMass Mission To:• Increase student access and success• Meet state, national and international needs• Attract students outside the traditional service area• Reduce or contain costs for the 5 campuses• Grow professional or continuing education• Increase the rate of degree completion• Improve student retention• Enhance brand of the university• Increase diversity of student/alumni population• Serve the CommonwealthUMassOnline & Hosted InstitutionsColleges of the Fenway (6)• Emmanuel College (private)• Simmons College (private)• Mass College of Pharmacy (private)• Wentworth Institute of Art (private)• Wheelock College (private)• Mass College of Art (public)Salem State CollegeQuinsigamond Community CollegeMassachusetts College of Liberal ArtsBunker Hill Community CollegeWestfield State CollegeEmmanuel CollegeSmall/Private (Catholic), Boston, MA• Emmanuel College is a coed institution rooted in the Catholic academic tradition. • The main campus sits on 17 acres in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic area. • We are one of 6 Colleges of the Fenway• We have a partnership/ 75-yr. land rental with MERCK• We frame our liberal arts programs on ethics, diversity and globalization.• Unique capacity internally--- 2/3 traditional age Arts and Sciences students. 1/3 adult professional PT students in management, nursing and education• Cross registration for undergraduate full-time studentsThe Strategy Behind the Partnering: Emmanuel College• Stronger position with pedagogy via new forms of faculty development• Increased opportunities for interdisciplinary courses for a small college• Ability to serve via online courses, both continuing education / adult students and Arts and Sciences students • Cross registration for liberal arts online courses with the 6 other Colleges of the FenwayMore access, ability to attract and retain, ability to increase enrollment in liberal arts undergraduate online courses.New programs and revenue in the continuing education through delivery of online programs rooted in LMA relationships (ex. New Graduate programsin Research Administration).