Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance: Partnership Next Steps
Next steps in yourAcademic Partnership Jane Birkegaard
The Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance ® • Assists member institutions with incorporating real-world business software into their curriculum, increasing classroom relevance and improving student preparation for their careers. • Provides no-cost software, support, and resources to member institutions. • Creates potential career opportunities between students of member institutions and Microsoft Dynamics partners.
Academic institution membership levelsFoundation Level Members Associate Level MembersHave gone through the application Have gone above and beyond theprocess of becoming a DynAA member. Foundation level by deepening their relationship with the DynAA program. How to become an Associate level institution: • Connect with a Microsoft Dynamics partner organization • Use Microsoft Dynamics in multiple disciplines • Promote internships for students and posting student resumes to Microsoft Students to Business (S2B) • Develop course materials to share on Faculty Connection • Attend Convergence, the Microsoft Dynamics annual customer conference Program membership levels—Foundation and Associate—depend on the depth of engagement each member institution has with the Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance.
Benefits: Foundation levelNo-cost licenses Curriculum resources • DynAA donates country-specific • Faculty Connection access Microsoft Dynamics AX, GP, NAV, SL, • Microsoft course materials and CRM product downloads • Datasets for selected productsNo-cost service and support Newsletter • 50 support incidents • Sent multiple times a year by • Access to CustomerSource corporate team • Ability to download Microsoft Microsoft events course materials and participate in e-learning • Academic preconference at both Convergence events • Product upgrades • Networking with faculty peers, DynAA team, partners, and customers
Benefits: Associate level• Foundation +• Associate level - E-Learning for students - Vouchers for students or faculty to take certificate exams at reduced or no-cost rates when campaigns are available - Fully subsidized registration for faculty and students to attend select DynAA seminars or events - Invitations to serve on Americas or Europe, Middle East, and Africa DynAA advisory councils - Case study invitations for an innovative program
Program materials for institutions and faculty • Quick reference card outlining the program and resources • Certificate of completion for students passing Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance courses • Members-only email signature • Web buttons for your institution website to lead to your program information page • Best practice guide ADDITIONAL RESOURCES • Copy usage guidelines with ready-to-print descriptions of your alliance membership • Reference guides • Networking, educational, and advisory opportunities • Curriculum aids from Microsoft and education peers • Newsletter with the latest information about the program and more