APL nextED and Magna Publications announce partnership to combine award-winning content with data and analytics.



Collaboration between content publisher and faculty management solution gives colleges and universities a way to track and analyze professional development course outcomes.

Magna Publications

CHICAGO, Ill. - Magna Publications and APL nextED have announced their partnership to bring Magna’s award-winning faculty development content to APL nextED’s Faculty Management Solution platform. Established in 2015, APL nextED is a comprehensive digital solution for managing, measuring, and reporting on all tenured and non-tenured faculty data. Magna is a leading professional development provider for the higher education community, and produces quality online seminars, publications, and conferences that promote continued faculty development.

APL nextED and Magna’s partnership will provide colleges and universities with a mechanism to digitally assign Magna’s faculty development courses through the APL nextED platform. Institutions can track progress, scores, and generate extensive analytics on course outcomes including awards, credentials, competencies, and credits earned. This data can be used to show accreditors, students, and other stakeholders that faculty have mastered best practices for teaching and learning.

“When we learned of the impressive Faculty Management Solution APL has developed, we realized this is a great opportunity. Magna's professional development content is a perfect addition to round out this complete solution for learning institutions. APL’s expertise and passion is a great fit for Magna's culture of producing quality resources, such as our The Teaching Professor newsletter and conferences,” says Magna Publications president and founder Bill Haight.

APL nextED CEO and founder Kathleen Gibson comments, “This partnership will be extraordinarily valuable to schools who can now easily offer online professional development, manage progress towards completion, and report on outcomes to accreditors and other stakeholders.”

APL nextED and Magna’s partnership will fill a gap in the education technology sphere by combining solutions that have traditionally been separate and distinct. Integrating content with reporting and analytics increases the value for institutions, faculty, and stakeholders alike.

About APL nextED

APL nextED is a comprehensive Faculty Management Solution (FMS) for managing and reporting on all faculty data for tenured and non-tenured faculty. APL provides all stakeholders involved in the faculty lifecycle with a solution to manage workflows for accreditation compliance reporting, evaluation, promotion, professional development, recruiting, and staffing.

About Magna Publications

Magna Publications is a respected innovator in higher education professional development, producing newsletters, programs, and conferences for educators and administrators. For over four decades, thousands of national and international colleges and universities have relied upon Magna’s high-quality online seminars, publications, and conferences for continued faculty, staff, and student development. Magna provides a platform for higher education thought leaders to share ideas and proven teaching tactics with colleagues.

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Magna Publications