Developing Vendor Partnerships for Online Programs Webcast Recording

(Retired) | Last updated August 16, 2016

Course Length

1h 22m

Last Updated

August 16, 2016

Developing Vendor Partnerships for Online Programs Webcast Recording

(Retired) | Last updated August 16, 2016


Third party vendors can provide a wide array of expertise, specifically in increasing the enrollment and capacity of universities’ online offerings. However, extracting the most value from these partnerships requires developing an effective and lasting framework. Diligent preparation and a comprehensive approach allow your institution to take advantage of vendor partnerships while avoiding unnecessary costs.

Join us for an online training to learn strategies that will help you develop a framework for successfully partnering your institution with third party vendors. We will discuss:

  • Institutional readiness
  • Negotiating the contract
  • Partnership management

Who should attend?

Institutional leaders and practitioners who are considering partnering with a third party vendor to move a program online will benefit from this event. We know that critical issues and challenges require the input and support of many campus stakeholders. To make the most of this online training, we encourage members from your institution’s academic leadership, online learning, enrollment, purchasing, and the registrar’s office to attend together.


  • Establishing institutional competencies
    • Examining infrastructure
    • Aligning with institutional goals
    • Ensuring program fit
    • Developing a timeline
  • Developing a comprehensive plan of action
    • Cross campus team
    • Procurement process
    • Legal considerations
    • Accreditation verification
  • Vendor Considerations and Evaluation Rubric
  • Negotiating the contract
    • Ensuring compliance
    • Budget considerations
    • Continuous support measures
  • Implementation and partnership management
    • Partner communication
    • Faculty involvement
    • Continuous Assessment

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.