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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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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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Walton S. Bittner Service Citation Award Winners

2014 – Alice Warren, North Carolina State University 2013 – Pat Butler-Lofman, University of Connecticut 2012 – No award recipient 2011 – John “Jack” Azzaretto, University of West Florida; Wayne Ishikawa, Harvard University 2010 – Michael Shinagel, Harvard University; Donald W. Swoboda, Western Kentucky University 2009 – James Hromas, Oklahoma State University 2008 – Mary…

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Julius M. Nolte Award Winners

2016 – Thomas Gibbons, Northwestern University 2015 – James Shaeffer, Old Dominion University 2014 – David Schejbal, University of Wisconsin-Extension 2013 – No award recipient 2012 – Roger Whitaker, The George Washington University 2011 – Sue C. Maes, Kansas State University 2010 – Gary W. Matkin, University of California – Irvine 2009 – Wendell L. Smith, University…

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UCLA’s Dean Of Continuing Education And Extension Wayne Smutz To Serve As UPCEA President

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2017 – UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, welcomed Dr. Wayne Smutz as the association’s 2017-18 President during the 2017 UPCEA Annual Conference. Smutz is Dean of Continuing Education and Extension at the University of California, Los Angeles. As UPCEA President, Smutz will encourage…

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