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US Department of Education Delays Gainful Employment Rule to 2018

On the eve of the proposed date of implementation, the US Department of Education has delayed the Gainful Employment regulations until July 1, 2018, stating this is part of a fulfillment on their promise of reducing burdensome regulation. A federal register notice was issued announcing the delay. This delay will allow for institutions to have…

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10 Facts About Student Interaction in Online Programs (U.S. News & World Report)

Though online students are often far from one another, many online instructors still assign group projects. Online students may use tools such as Google Docs to edit assignments along with Skype and online chatrooms for discussions. “It is preparation for the workforce,” says Ray Schroeder, associate vice chancellor for online learning at the University of…

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AGB Search and UPCEA Partner to Serve Growing Nontraditional Higher Learning Sector

Partnership will focus on executive searches for professional, continuing, and online education.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 28, 2017 – AGB Search, the only firm that specializes in all aspects of higher education executive search, has partnered with UPCEA, the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education, to provide executive search services for higher…

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Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Regulatory Reform Task Force Progress Report

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the Department’s Regulatory Reform Task Force’s first progress report as required by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13777: “The Regulatory Reform Task Force has been hard at work over the last few months cataloguing over 150 regulations and…

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Department of Education Provides Year Round Pell and Increased Flexibility for Students

US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION – WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Year Round Pell grants will be available to students beginning July 1, 2017. This policy change will ensure hundreds of thousands of college students have the resources needed to finish their coursework in a timeframe that meets their individual needs. “This decision is…

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UPCEA and Higher Education Groups Urge Congress to Continue Support for Student Aid, Research

UPCEA today co-signed a letter led by ​ACE and 32 other higher education associations to the leaders of the House and Senate budget and appropriations committees, asking them to maintain Congress’s “historic commitment” to student financial aid and scientific research as they begin work on funding the federal government for FY 2018, which begins Oct. 1. As…

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UPCEA Signs DACA Support Letter Joining HACU and Others

UPCEA today joined the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and 26 other organizations to issue a letter to Secretary John Kelly of the Department of Homeland Security requesting clarification regarding protections offered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Our concern surrounds DACA holders being deported or detained and threatened with deportation…

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New Study Delves Into Unexplored Professional Development Benchmarking for Instructional Design and Technology Teams

WASHINGTON, D.C. – April 7, 2017 – A study released today by the UPCEA eDesign Collaborative maps the expertise and roles in instructional design teams throughout North America. The study, Instructional Design and Technology Teams: Work Experiences and Professional Development, establishes benchmarks for experience and salaries among members of instructional design team members, and also…

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Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature Recipients

2014 Powerful Techniques for Teaching Adults, Stephen Brookfield 2013 College: What it Was, Is and Should Be, Andrew Delbanco 2012 Unlocking the Gates: How and Why Leading Universities are Opening up their Courses, Taylor Walsh 2011 The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World, Ben Wildavsky 2010 The Gates Unbarred: A History…

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Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award Winners

2014 – Jessica Rafter, University of Virginia 2013 – Guy Felder, University of Houston 2012 – Lori Stania, The Pennsylvania State University 2011 – Jennifer Gigliotti-Labay, Center for College Readiness 2010 – No award recipient 2009 – Jean Marie Redeker, University of Kansas 2008 – Siva Kumari, Rice University 2007 – John F. Beyers, University…

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