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Vision21: Key Predictions that Higher Education Can’t Afford to Ignore

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET

In the midst of profound disruption rendered by the pandemic, agility, creativity, and acumen will serve as key strategic underpinnings for higher education in 2021. Institutions will need to look beyond 2020’s short-term solutions to more proactive approaches stemming from ...
Online Professional Development by UPCEA - Register Now!

New! Professional Development Certificates

Elevate your career with UPCEA’s new online Professional Development programs! Taught by leading experts in the field of professional, continuing, and online education, these programs offer high-value content for practitioners at all levels. Study and learn from the location of ...
Read the second installment of our 2020 issue | UNBOUND

Spring/Summer 2020 Issue of UNBOUND: Second Installment

UNBOUND’s 2020 issue is being released in smaller, digestible installments. In the second installment, we meet Maria del Carmen Gonzalez and hear her inspiring story, learn about how online students make great alumni, and more.
UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Credential Innovation

UPCEA Hallmarks in Credential Innovation

These Hallmarks of Excellence are intended to be both aspirational and a practical toolkit to think systematically and concretely about the nature of credentials at your institution as well as the strategy and logistical components of supporting learners throughout their ...

eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

The eDC ThinkTank Roadshow introduces eDesign Collaborative (eDC) members to various types of design shops models and practices, allows members to collaborate to find best practices, and support the networking needs of eDC members. By partnering with universities throughout the country the ...
SOLA+R 2021 - Summit for Online Leadership Administration + Roundtable | February 2-4

2021 SOLA+R (Summit for Online Leadership Administration + Roundtable)

February 2-4, 2021 | SOLA+R (Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable) is the leading event focused on the online enterprise – from both strategic and operational perspectives. Online learning is integral in the delivery of innovative teaching and ...
2021 UPCEA Annual Conference | April 7-9, 2021 | Washington, DC

2021 Annual Conference

April 7-9, 2021 --  Virtual Event The Annual Conference is made for thought leaders in the field of professional, continuing, and online education. Join us April 7-9, 2021 for engaging keynote speakers, high-energy concurrent sessions, and plentiful networking opportunities.
CORe - UPCEA's Online Community

CORe – UPCEA’s Member Community

CORe is UPCEA's member community and online networking space where you can ask, answer or search for questions on relevant topics. Get advice, answers and ideas from your colleagues online.

Leaders in Higher Ed Choose UPCEA Membership

UPCEA members have access to a wealth of resources focused on supporting quality professional, continuing, and online education programs. Whether through timely online publications addressing cutting-edge trends and topics, frequent webinars on actionable subjects, or access to professional development through conferences and seminars, UPCEA has the resources you need. Learn more about membership and all of its benefits!

Benchmarking & Research Studies

The UPCEA Center for Research and Strategy offers the gold standard of research and benchmarking information in the professional, continuing, and online education field. Under the experienced leadership of Jim Fong, the Center conducts several free studies per year on timely issues for the benefit of the UPCEA membership at large, in addition to numerous custom studies for individual members that are considerably more affordable than the private sector.

Online Education is Pivotal for Modern Universities

UPCEA is uniquely focused on the factors that are crucial to a successful online enterprise: leadership strategy, financial models, marketing and program development, student services, and effective partnerships. UPCEA has leading experts in online education whose insights are transforming the way institutions leverage online education as a critical strategic asset.

News & Blogs

Online Learning to the Rescue: Again

January 11, 2021

During the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) epidemic in Asia in late 2002 and 2003 and the devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005, online learning came…

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[Webinar Recording] Beyond Self-Care – Mental Health in Times of COVID

January 7, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic placed enormous stress on all aspects of the educational system. Technological and human resources were required to adopt at lighting speed in…

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A 2021 Outlook for Professional, Continuing and Online Education

January 5, 2021

At the turn of the Millennium, institutions of higher education placed all of their chips on red by modernizing dorms, integrating technology into the classroom,…

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Policy Matters | New COVID Relief Bill Passes with Higher Education Support; Biden Picks Secretary of Education Nominee (December 2020)

December 28, 2020

Major Updates New COVID Relief Bill Passes with $23B Emergency Support for Higher Education; Includes Broadband Support, FAFSA Simplification and Federal Aid Eligibility for Incarcerated…

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Mental Health Epidemic: Dark Shadow of the COVID Pandemic

December 18, 2020

As we prepare to launch another semester mostly online, we are facing what may be the most severe mental health crisis in the history of…

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