Call for Proposals
Office of Lifelong Learning
As an integral part of the Drexel School of Education’s Education Passport initiative, which is about developing and recognizing competencies in all of our School’s learners, the Office of Lifelong Learning (O3L) seeks to provide high-quality, market-driven professional and personal development learning opportunities to a broad audience, including, but not limited to:
- professionals working in and with PreK-12 and higher ed institutions in both the public and private sectors;
- parents and other caregivers;
- learning and development professionals working in all types of businesses;
- professionals in not-for-profit organizations and government agencies including military personnel;
- current students from any institution;
- Drexel alumni;
- and other learners of all ages with interests that a School of Education can appropriately address.
O3L provides this programming through a collaboration between the School and program developers/owners who believe they can benefit from delivering their offerings in conjunction with the School. O3L collaborates with:
- our own fulltime and adjunct faculty;
- School of Education professional staff;
- School of Education graduate students;
- School of Education alumni; and
- external subject matter experts, businesses, and program owners, whether individuals or organizations.
O3L offers both revenue-generating and non-revenue generating non-credit programming and we accept proposals for both, though slightly different information is required for each kind.
We are open to ideas for all different kinds of non-credit programming—whether offered online, hybrid, or in-person. Some possibilities include:
A list of current O3L programs being offered can be found here.
Proposals should be submitted to the O3L email address—O3L@drexel.edu -- and will be reviewed by the O3L Committee. This Committee, comprised of School of Education faculty and staff, recommends programs to the Dean of the School for approval.
Proposals are accepted at any time.
If you have an idea for a program but are not sure whether it would be a good fit for O3L, please feel to send an email to O3L@drexel.edu seeking a conversation about your idea before developing a proposal.
O3L Business Model
We think it is important for you to understand several critical elements of our business model:
- In our collaborative model, O3L provides as standard support for each program a set of technology, marketing, credentialing, and financial services.
- O3L’s collaborative model is built around sharing of gross revenues with our program providers/owners. That is, based on information provided in a proposal, O3L does budget projections for each program as to anticipated gross revenues from and costs for delivering the program, and then proposes a reasonable revenue sharing arrangement to the program provider/owner. This approach is dictated by regulations applicable to Drexel University. A mutually acceptable revenue sharing arrangement will be reflected in the agreement entered into between the School of Education and a program provider/owner.
- The success of each program is dependent on both O3L and the program provider/owner contributing their efforts to ensuring maximum enrollments and high-quality delivery.
- Once a proposal is submitted, assuming we view it as having potential, the vetting process by O3L includes working closely with program providers to shape their proposed program into one which our dean can approve.
- At this time, O3L does not offer any financial support for development of a program. A proposal must be based on a program that has been developed or that the proposer plans to develop without O3L financial investment.
If you are ready to submit a proposal, please click here: (Google Form).