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    Great Plains IDEA Human Sciences Academic Programs Trend Analysis FY01-FY09
    (Kansas State University. Great Plains IDEA, 2010-09-16T21:36:16Z) Haydarov, Rustam; Gould, Carol; Anderson, Dawn; bratcho; cgould; dpeters
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    Developing Institutional Support for an Inter-Institutional Project
    (Institute for Academic Alliances, 2009-10-20T16:34:00Z) Moxley, Virginia; moxley
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    Moxley’s Maxims: Consortium Financial Matters
    (Institute for Academic Alliances, 2009-10-20T16:33:42Z) Virginia, Moxley; moxley
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    Multi-Institution Academic Programs: Dealmakers and Dealbreakers
    (2009-09-17T16:04:08Z) Anderson, Dawn; Moxley, Virginia; Maes, Sue C.; Reinert, Dana; dpeters; moxley; scmaes; dmr4159
    Higher education institutions are confronted with increasing demand for electronic access to educational opportunities, improved academic quality and accountability, and new academic programs that address workforce and economic needs. Collaboration allows institutions to combine resources to respond efficiently and effectively to these demands. Universities can bring together their best faculty member(s)with counterparts at similar institutions to rapidly build a new e-learning program that can be offered through each partner institution to a broad audience. The Kansas State University Institute for Academic Alliances (KState IAA) has worked with over 30 multi institution e-learning program start-ups. All of these collaborative initiatives met the K-State IAA criteria for inter-institutional program development, yet some have been wildly successful and others have failed. This paper details some of the reasons for this success (or failure).
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    The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance
    (2009-09-17T16:03:45Z) Moxley, Virginia M.; Maes, Sue C.; moxley; scmaes
    The landscape for higher education delivery has evolved from the traditional classroom-based, instructor-led format toward one that is internet-based and learner-led. To manage a change of this magnitude in an era of fragile public funding, universities—and higher education oversight boards and state legislatures—have discovered the potential of inter-institutional collaboration to deploy rapidly new undergraduate and postbaccalaureate programs to meet emerging needs of the professions and to target professionals seeking education for career advancement and career change. Institutions are banding together in innovative ways to capitalize on their collective and interconnected technological and human capacity, and many states have formed statewide alliances for the purpose of delivering educational courses and programs to students at a distance. The Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance for the Human Sciences (Great Plains IDEA) that is described in this paper is a consortium of ten human sciences colleges located in ten states that capitalizes on the talents of inter-institutional faculty teams to offer distance education master’s degrees and postbaccalaureate certificates.
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    Inter-Institutional Acadeimc Alliances - When, Why, Who, and How?
    (Institute for Academic Alliances, 2009-09-10T16:04:19Z) Moxley, Virginia; moxley
    Universities are collaborating to deliver online academic programs that capitalize on their technological and human capacities. Inter-institutional programs have the advantages of distributed risks, increased reach, and greater depth and scope. This paper focuses on the attributes of administrative teams that successfully lead such alliances and the strategies they employ to create sustainable programs.