DALLAS, Oct. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships (AP), a global provider of online services for higher education, announced today it has hired Jennifer Scott as senior vice president for Academic Services and Products. Ms. Scott will lead a global team of instructional designers and subject-matter experts in online pedagogy as well as a new product development group to provide best-in-class support for faculty and distance learning teams at AP partner universities.
"I am delighted that Jennifer has joined our team," said Randy Best, chairman and CEO of Academic Partnerships. "Her deep experience in the art and science of online teaching and learning paired with her successful track record of delivering results through continuous innovation and outcomes-based practices will be a huge asset to AP as we help our partner universities expand the reach of their high-quality courses and programs."
Ms. Scott is responsible for managing AP's academic services operations and delivering customized support as well as best practices for faculty members and distance learning teams worldwide at partner institutions as they develop online courses and programs. She is also leading special initiatives within her department such as the Faculty Research Grant program, which bi-annually sponsors research projects about online learning by faculty from AP partner institutions, and Faculty eCommons, an online community for those interested in online pedagogy and a hub for information, tools and resources related to teaching and learning online.
Ms. Scott joins Academic Partnerships from Colloquy360 (part of Kaplan, Inc), where she led an Academic and Institutional Services department that supported universities in the design and implementation of online degree programs across disciplines. She was also responsible for student success services and academic operations. She was previously Director of Partner and Product Development at Fathom, an early online learning consortium helmed by Columbia University.
"Access to higher education can transform personal and professional opportunity," said Jennifer Scott. "I'm thrilled to join Academic Partnerships and share in its commitment to enable these opportunities through affordable, accessible and high-quality degree programs. As online learning continues to evolve, innovation and learning science-based insights will be increasingly important in program differentiation. I look forward to building frameworks that help universities achieve their mission and accelerate student achievement."
About Academic Partnerships
Academic Partnerships is a leading online service provider for higher education globally. The company assists universities in converting their on-campus degree programs into an online format, recruits qualified students for those programs, and supports enrolled students through graduation. Serving public and private not-for-profit universities in the United States and top international institutions, Academic Partnerships is guided by the principle that the opportunities presented through technology-aided learning make higher education more accessible and achievable. The company was founded by a social entrepreneur, Randy Best, who has spent nearly 20 years developing innovative learning solutions to improve education. For more information, please visit www.academicpartnerships.com.
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