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  1. “Cooperative on-line programs: What’s with all the rules?” Ed Miller Oklahoma State University

  2. Who are your students? • 4-year students • Graduate students • Working professionals • Businesses • Education/government • Internationals

  3. Student’s objectives • Outstanding courses/professors. • Personal growth. • Degrees and certificates. • Continuing education. • Emerging disciplines. • Employer requirements.

  4. University objectives • Income opportunities. • Stretching faculty resources. • Emerging fields of study. • Best experts across institutions. • Maintaining low enrollment programs. • Interdisciplinary programs.

  5. Where do issues arrise? • Within and among institutional administrations. • Those associated with academics.

  6. Institutional issues. • Engaging the chief financial officers. • In-state/out-of-state tuition. • Revenues and actual program costs. • Where does the money go? • Who will manage the program? • Student records. • Faculty compensation.

  7. Curricular issues • Course exchanges. • Degrees and certificates. • Curricular design. • Quality of instruction. • Faculty status. • Reviews and assessment.

  8. What’s with the rules? • Legal requirements. • Financial arrangements. • Exchanging student records. • Equity in compensation. • Conflict resolution. • Timely communications. • Course, program and instructor assessment. • Faculty appointments in T,R,& E.

  9. Successful collaboration • Need for the program / steady demand. • Strength in multi-institution cooperation. • Enthusiastic leadership. • Supportive faculty colleagues. • Progressive administrations. • Selecting good partners.

  10. Partner selection • Eager faculty and administrators. • Commitment to outreach education. • Existing connections. • Similar institutional characteristics. • Complementary faculty: • Expertise. • Philosophy. • Workloads. • Abilities.

  11. Alliance management • Initial work starts at the faculty level. • Third party management often follows. • KSU Institute for Academic Alliances: • Great Plains IDEA consortium. • Ag IDEA consortium. • Others.

  12. Credits • Anderson, Moxley, Maes and Reinert. • Kansas State Institute for Academic Alliances. Multi-institutional Academic Programs: Deal Makers and Dealbreakers. Continuing Higher Education Review, Vol. 72, 2008. • Institute for Academic Alliances. Occasional Papers. Moxleys Maxims: • Consortium Financial Matters. • Developing Institutional Support. • Alliance Leadership.