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Institute for Academic Alliances

Welcome to IAA

The Institute for Academic Alliances (IAA) is a leader in higher education collaborative distance learning initiatives.

The IAA helps higher education institutions embark on new paths that:

  • Expand their outreach
  • Respond to critical societal and workforce demands
  • Generate new sources of revenue
  • Attract diverse students
  • Stimulate faculty and broaden their ability to reach out to students and each other

The IAA provides tested strategies and tools for establishing and managing collaborative distance education programs.FIPSE and Department of Education logos

The IAA was established in part with support from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).


IAA Tools and Websites


Our Publications provide good resources with models for collaboration, guides for consortium startup and findings about online student retention.