Wiley’s Partnership with the University of Delaware Expands Access to Graduate Education
Hoboken, NJ – July 10, 2015 – John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE: JWa and JWb), today announced a new partnership with the University of Delaware that will support the extension of the University’s graduate education to new student markets. The partnership will help grow the current online Master of Education in Teacher Leadership program, and bring the current Master of Public Administration, Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Master of Science in Cybersecurity degrees fully online. The programs will enable online students to receive the same excellent educational resources, faculty teaching, and learning outcomes as their on-campus counterparts.
Through the partnership, Wiley will provide market research and marketing, enrollment and retention, instructional design, online course delivery, and assessment services. These highly targeted services will allow the University of Delaware to attract and support new student populations as well as further the efforts, goals, and initiatives of the institution as outlined in the University of Delaware’s new strategic plan, Delaware Will Shine, which stresses student success, affordability, and access.
“We will benefit from Wiley’s resources and market research expertise. They will help us determine which program opportunities best align with our strengths so we can continually plan for the future,” said Jim Richards, Vice Provost, University of Delaware. “Their main focus is supporting students throughout their lifecycle and we believe they will work closely with our faculty to deliver the best online learning experiences.”
Greg Finkelstein, Senior Vice President and MD of Education Services, Wiley said, “Our goal is to be more than a programmatic partner for the University of Delaware—we want to be an institutional partner. We’ll offer our services, technology, insight, and support wherever it’s needed to help the entire University realize success well into the future.”
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