Noodle Partners is a young company, but our team has substantial experience. Here are a few details about three programs we’ve managed:
In 2008, the University of Southern California Rossier School of Education began conversations with John Katzman, then the head of The Princeton Review, about developing an online teacher education program. When his Board declined to build the program, he left to start 2U.
The program was launched in 2009. Katzman personally headed the team that brought the program online, which included current Noodle Partners staff members Stephen Green, Julian Farmer, and Jackie Jendras. Together with Dean Melora Sundt of USC, now Noodle Partners’ Chief Academic Officer, they created the first online degree program with the quality of a great on-campus program. While growing enrollment from 80 (on-campus) to 1500 students (online) in forty countries, USC improved its US News ranking from 42 to 14.
Tulane University, a leading private institution in the southeast, knew it needed to build a powerful architecture to host a large portfolio of world-class online programs. After an exhaustive national search, Tulane’s leadership team chose Noodle Partners as its OPM of choice for a wide array of online programs, starting with the Master of Social Work. The MSW exceeded enrollment goals for the inaugural cohort in January 2018 and is on pace to readily beat first-year enrollment goals thanks to Noodle Partners’ marketing and recruitment efforts. Our partnership will launch two additional online programs this year, with three more to launch in 2019.