University of Montana selects Wiley Education Services to expand online offerings

missoulian | June 03, 2019

The University of Montana has selected Wiley Education Services as the company to help it grow "distance learners" and revenue, a major initiative from Provost Jon Harbor.Wiley Education Services is a subsidiary of John Wiley & Sons. In a purchase announcement last fall, Wiley Education Services described itself as "a leading provider of tech-enabled education services for colleges and universities" with the addition at the time of Learning House.Executive director of UMOnline Maricel Lawrence said both finalists could have done the job, but Wiley stood out after a proposal review, campus interview, and consideration of campus feedback. "Wiley did a better job at communicating with our faculty and with the staff and saying, 'We're here to support you, and we're not mandating how to do things,'" Lawrence said. "At the end of the day, the programs are UM programs, so that was a big difference."UM and Wiley will negotiate an umbrella agreement she anticipates will be complete in late summer or early fall, Lawrence said.Subsequently, she said individual programs that want to expand and show potential can negotiate specific contracts for the degree or certificate expansions they want to pursue.

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