Unizin is a consortium of universities formed around the idea that higher education—and not just private vendors—should own, direct and share a set of services that further teaching and learning. It has been created to help member universities and subscribers customize and unify services for online learning, digital course management, and analytics.

“We believe learning analytics and flexible access to course content will be increasingly important for our students and faculty in the future. We are excited to be able to explore these areas with the other members of Unizin." 

– Barry Butler, University of Iowa Executive Vice President and Provost

The University of Iowa (UI) has joined Unizin, which is a consortium of “universities coming together in a strategic way to exert greater control and influence over the digital learning landscape (http://unizin.org).” The UI is a founding member of this consortium, which provides us with membership on the founding Unizin Board.

Members of the Unizin Board meet regularly throughout the year to discuss the strategic direction of the consortium, which includes purchases, acquisitions, Unizin staff hires, policies, processes, etc. These board meetings provide the UI, as founding members, with a valuable opportunity to influence the learning landscape direction in ways that best support the objectives of our faculty and staff now and in the future.