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Pioneering Study Reveals More Than 90 Percent of Colleges and Universities Embrace Alternative Credentials

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 28, 2016 – A study released today by UPCEA (the University Professional and Continuing Education Association), Penn State and Pearson, at the UPCEA and the American Council on Education (ACE) Summit for Online Leadership in Washington, D.C., found widespread acceptance and use of alternative credentialing programs at American colleges and universities.…
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UPCEA and TMMData Partner to Bring Data Analytics and Reporting Best Practices to the Forefront of Higher Education

Media Contact:  Kim Francois 410-581-5928 kfrancois@mghus.com Leading data management software company joins UPCEA in a Gold Level Industry Partnership to guide its members’ emerging data analysis and reporting efforts  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (May 16, 2016) — TMMData, a top provider of flexible data management software, today announced its Gold Level Industry Partnership with UPCEA (the…
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UCLA’s Dean Of Continuing Education And Extension Smutz To Serve As UPCEA President-Elect

SAN DIEGO, CA – UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, welcomed Wayne Smutz as the association’s 2016-17 President-Elect during the 101st UPCEA Annual Conference. Smutz is Dean of Continuing Education and Extension at the University of California, Los Angeles. Smutz deeply believes that continuing and online education organizations…
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UPCEA Announces 2016 Association Award Recipients

13 Individuals and 5 Programs Receive Association’s Highest Honors WASHINGTON, DC – UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, has announced the recipients of the 2016 Association Awards. The UPCEA Association Awards program includes recognition of both individual and institutional achievement across the UPCEA membership. Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members’ outstanding…
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Three Influential Online And Higher Ed Organizations Issue Recommendations For Re-authorization Of The Higher Education Act

Representing more than 1,000 higher education institutions, OLC, UPCEA and WCET offer guiding principles for evolving the HEA for 21st Century learners. WASHINGTON, DC – As Congress reviews the re-authorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), three leading online and higher education organizations have come together to offer recommendations and champion the interests of contemporary learners.…
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UPCEA Partners With Lumina Foundation To Launch Alternative Credential Challenge

Solutions Must Be Submitted by February 18, 2016 WASHINGTON, DC – UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, is pleased to announce a contest in partnership with the Lumina Foundation to bring increased visibility to the rise of alternative credentials and to seed innovation. It is now widely understood that the United States…
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