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Who is 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.

Diverse input yields superior outcomes.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


Good resources with models for collaboration, guides for consortium startup and findings about online student retention.

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