With plans to launch 45 programs, Wiley sees increased commitment to online learning
HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wiley Education Services, part of John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE: JWA) (NYSE: JWB), announced the signing of several new university partnerships this year including Calvin University, La Trobe University, Methodist University and University of New Haven, to support more than 45 undergraduate and graduate online programs across a variety of high-demand disciplines from healthcare to counseling and cybersecurity.
“We are continuing to see an increased, proactive commitment to strategic online learning programs from universities, not for emergency support amid COVID-19, but to promote long-term success,” said Todd Zipper, President of Wiley Education Services. “We look forward to serving as a trusted partner to each university, delivering top-quality faculty training and career-focused education in subject areas that are critically needed now and will surely be essential to post-pandemic recovery.”
Calvin University, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has signed with Wiley to deliver 13 graduate and undergraduate degree programs over the course of the partnership in subjects including education, business, public health, exercise science and psychology. The first program, a master’s in education (M.Ed.) with concentrations in both literacy and inclusion specialist, launched in the fall of 2020. Calvin University will take advantage of Wiley’s full suite of offerings including marketing, recruitment, retention and academic services.
“We are reaching out with our unique mission and vision to new learning communities across the globe,” Kevin R. den Dulk, Associate Provost and head of the Global Campus at Calvin University. “We see the partnership with Wiley as a way to complement our strengths in undergraduate education by introducing our distinctive approach to faith and learning to working adults and other learners. The opportunity has been energizing and fruitful, even in this time of great disruption.”
La Trobe University
La Trobe University, in Melbourne, Australia, has partnered with Wiley to initially launch five redeveloped graduate programs in public health, mental health, mental health nursing, health administration and business administration. The first four programs are set to launch on March 1, 2021. La Trobe will maintain responsibility for the academic development and delivery of these programs, with Wiley providing online education design support to the university’s academic staff, as well as some student recruitment and additional faculty support.
“Our ambition to be a leading provider of online higher education has been further enhanced with this exciting new partnership with Wiley, which will offer even greater choice and flexibility for our postgraduate students who want to study online,” Professor John Dewar AO, Vice-Chancellor Professor at La Trobe University said. “While the COVID-19 pandemic has necessarily accelerated the uptake of online study, our ambition, for some time, has been to provide a greater range of high-quality online courses that provide an exceptional experience and respond to student need. This new partnership will help fulfil that goal.”
Methodist University, located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, will engage with Wiley for a suite of 21 programs, with the first five programs set to launch in January 2021. Program disciplines include business, healthcare, exercise science, social work, criminal justice, education, technology and psychology. Wiley will support Methodist University across marketing, recruitment, student support and academic services.
“The partnership with Wiley certainly helps promote Methodist as a top-tier university with a great reputation for helping undergraduate, degree-completion and graduate students advance their educations and careers," said Dr. Suzanne Blum Malley, Provost at Methodist University. "MU offers the same high-quality faculty and instruction online as it does with in-person courses, and Wiley walks alongside our enrollment teams to get that message out to prospective students."
University of New Haven
University of New Haven, located in West Haven, Connecticut, has partnered with Wiley to launch at least six graduate programs in esports business, accounting, healthcare administration, public health, counseling and cybersecurity - the first of which are launching in January 2021. Wiley’s services will be focused on supporting the full student journey, including marketing, recruitment, student retention services, and program design and development.
“The University of New Haven is widely recognized for leading-edge graduate programs across its five colleges,” said Dr. Mario Gaboury, Interim Provost at University of New Haven. “We are excited to expand our highly regarded online graduate offerings through our relationship with Wiley,” he said, “and we anticipate that these new programs will bring opportunities for growth and professional advancement to graduate students across the nation and beyond.”
With nearly 70 university partnerships, and four in the last eight months, Wiley Education Services is supporting both the rapid shift to online as well as meeting the steady demand from academic institutions to diversify their online offerings.
For more information, please visit www.edservices.wiley.com/why-partner.
About Wiley Education Services
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