External Education at Cornell University is Now Under eCornell

With the success of eCornell and the challenges faced by traditional physical programs due to COVID-19, Cornell University merged all its executive education initiatives effective July 1, 2020. This new unit is headed by former eCornell CEO, Paul Krause, as Vice Provost for External Education.

Cornell University brought all of the executive education capabilities, including the College of Business, ILR, and eCornell, under one university-level entity. The new area of Cornell, titled External Education, will greatly enhance the ability to seamlessly design and deliver blended learning programs.

By taking this innovative step, the University hopes to better serve global organizations in providing customized solutions to your unique challenges. This includes the ability to design and deliver live sessions (face-to-face or virtual), online/asynchronous learning, or hybrid models.
As a University, Cornell realizes that your challenges as an organization do not always fit into one particular school, discipline, or learning methodology.  This new model will enable us to deliver holistic solutions that support your program goals as well as audience needs. This move echoes Ezra Cornell’s founding statement of “I would found an institution where any person can find instruction in any study.”

This statement, made in 1865, seems even more powerful and relevant today given the volatility and complexity in the world.

A few of the benefits that you can expect from Cornell External Education:

  1. More dynamic integration between faculty live sessions and online learning resources to create robust learning journeys
  2. Greater access to the wider faculty network across Cornell in relevant areas such as Technology, Business, Leadership, and Technical Expertise
  3. Increased access and integration with the growing library of expert-led and on-demand learning programs from eCornell’s library
  4. Expanded technical expertise in instructional design, learning solutions, virtual and live program management, and education methods.