University of Tennessee To Expand Online Degree Programs With Noodle Partners

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UT to launch 10 more programs digitally in the next three years

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“We are excited to help more Tennessee students pursue successful careers with compelling, accessible programs that encourage engagement among students and professors.” said UT’s Provost David Manderscheid.

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, today announced a partnership with Noodle Partners to launch 10 online programs over the next three years. The majority of offerings will be at the graduate level.

“We are excited to help more Tennessee students pursue successful careers with compelling, accessible programs that encourage engagement among students and professors.” said David Manderscheid, Provost of UT. “Noodle Partners' experienced team and innovative model make it the ideal partner to make that happen.”

Matthew Theriot, associate provost for faculty development and strategic initiatives, is in the process of creating an online program advisory committee to prioritize which online degrees to launch, planning for a minimum of three per year for the next three years.

“I’m thrilled to grow our partnership with the University of Tennessee,” noted John Katzman, CEO of Noodle Partners. “The provost’s vision, UT’s incredible faculty, and our team's expertise will transform how the university educates Tennesseans and others from around the country and the world.”

Noodle Partners is the fastest-growing online program manager (OPM) in the country. The company creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. It was founded by education and technology veterans to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program.

UT’s Haslam College of Business currently works with Noodle Partners on the online Master in Supply Chain Management degree, which will launch this fall.

“This will certainly be a driver to help the state meets its Drive to 55 goal,” said Mandersheid. “We hope an undergraduate degree-completion program may launch later in the three-year cycle.”

About University of Tennessee
The primary mission of the University of Tennessee is to move forward the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate the citizens of the state of Tennessee, the nation, and the world. As the preeminent research-based land-grant university in the state, UT embodies the spirit of excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative activity, outreach, and engagement attained by the nation’s finest public research institutions.

About Noodle Partners
Founded by a team of education and technology veterans, Noodle Partners creates innovative online and hybrid programs while improving traditional classroom models. Noodle Partners has the capability to work with universities on every aspect of building a certificate or degree program that they choose—marketing, student recruitment, enrollment, curriculum design, student engagement, support services, graduate placement, and alumni engagement—and provides a high level of fit and finish. For more information, visit noodle-partners.com or follow us on Twitter @Noodle_Partners or LinkedIn.

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University of Tennessee
Tyra Haag
tyra.haag(at)tennessee.edu
865-974-5460

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