The Redesign Alliance
CORPORATE STRATEGIC PARTNER BENEFITS
The partner, in consultation with NCAT, determines five specific activities to be conducted with NCAT annually. The following are examples of such activities and are meant to be suggestive rather than definitive.
NOTE: The partner will pay NCAT staff travel and lodging expenses for any activity that involves NCAT staff travel.
In addition, all corporate strategic partners receive the following benefits:
♦ Redesign Alliance Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
NCAT will invite the partner to participate in and exhibit when appropriate at Redesign Alliance conferences, seminars and workshops, which are open to the higher education community. The partner’s participation will be highlighted, identifying it as a firm associated with cutting-edge initiatives. NCAT will provide the partner with a copy of participant lists in advance of the event.
♦ NCAT Workshops
NCAT will invite the partner to send a maximum of two representatives to participate in NCAT workshops held as part of its formal course redesign programs (such as the Changing the Equation program and NCAT’s state and system-based programs). At these workshops, project participants give updates on their course redesigns. Partner representatives will have an opportunity to learn about project outcomes and implementation issues, and to meet faculty members who are working on cutting-edge course redesigns.
♦ NCAT Newsletter
NCAT will feature the partner in its quarterly electronic newsletter, The Learning MarketSpace, which is widely distributed throughout the higher education community. We will provide you with guidelines and deadlines for submitting brief articles for the newsletter.
♦ NCAT Web Site
NCAT will feature the partner on its web site, www.theNCAT.org.
♦ New NCAT Projects
NCAT will notify the partner as we take on new projects, whether state-based or grant-funded, and discuss further opportunities for collaboration. For these course redesign programs, NCAT will describe our corporate partnerships, emphasizing the benefits of these relationships, at the point that redesign teams are in the process of making decisions about what materials to use in their redesigns. NCAT will distribute a list of the corporate partner contacts and encourage participants to contact you to learn about products and services that they might use.
♦ Redesign Project Contact Information
NCAT will provide the partner information on product selection and participant contacts for all NCAT course redesign programs. In the past, corporate partners have found it helpful to contact these people to learn more about why they selected certain products (and did not select others) and what impact these products have had on improving student learning and producing cost savings. If this is of interest to the partner, NCAT will help facilitate these conversations.
♦ Redesign Project Visits
Partner representatives are invited to visit redesign projects in progress. We will keep you updated on opportunities as they arise and make any needed introductions.
♦ Recruitment of Clients for Redesign Programs
As NCAT launches new redesign programs (grant-funded and state/system-based), we will make the partner aware of these opportunities so that you can target key clients / prospects and encourage them to apply to participate in the program. This will allow the partner to attain third-party validation of its products if clients are selected for NCAT programs.
♦ Ongoing Telephone Consultation
NCAT principals are always available for consultation as needed. Please use us as a resource for information and contacts.
♦ Promotion of the NCAT Partnership
The partner is welcome to promote its relationship with NCAT on its web site, in marketing collateral and press releases. All we ask is that language is vetted by NCAT before publication and logo use guidelines are adhered to.
♦ Marketing Materials
The partner may wish to use results from NCAT programs where the partner’s materials were used in their marketing materials. As long as appropriate permissions are secured, NCAT will work with the partner to secure user results and testimonials for use on the partner’s web site and success stories on your web site and marketing collateral.
NOTE: Companies must register for all events at the Redesign Alliance member rate.