“During my years in the academe I noticed that while there were many choices for Student Information Systems to support enrollment and retention and LMS’s to manage content and course delivery and lots of other software, there were no comprehensive systems to help the academic teams collaborate to do the vital work of educating students.
So in 2015, me and a group of faculty, deans, chairs, academic affairs people and accreditors sat down to imagine what a software platform, designed for them would look like. A year later APL was born.
I founded APL nextEd because I believe that the faculty, staff and academic leadership are the nucleus of an institution. This core group is responsible for collaborating to deliver the service that is most fundamental to the institution, teaching and learning.”
– Kathleen Gibson, CEO & Founder
APL’s mission is to help bring academic teams together as they work to accomplish their academic mission.
APL’s vision is to provide the best, comprehensive, integrated, flexible and affordable academic operations platform coupled with remarkable service and support.
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There has never been a time in higher education when cooperation and collaboration among those working on our academic teams has been more important.
The academic team’s work to plan, manage and execute the institution’s educational mission is absolutely crucial to the institution’s flourishing.
APL was designed to bring faculty, administrators, advisors, teaching & learning professionals, instructional designers and other team members together. Our centralized hub fosters collaboration, greater automation and integration of processes, and increased transparency of information.
During my many years of experience as a college administrator, I recognized that academic teams needed a new kind of software and a new kind of software company. In 2015, APL nextED was founded with a vision to provide a comprehensive, integrated, flexible and affordable academic operations platform and remarkable service and support
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Meet the Team
We know that the APL platform is going to bring your academic team together to help you accomplish your goals.
At APL we believe in the power of coming together. Everyone on our team has a unique set of skills, aptitudes, perspectives and experiences that makes their contributions to our team vital.