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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 ...
2020 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar December 2-4 | Virtual

2020 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

December 2-4, 2020 -- The premier event for leaders and practitioners of marketing and enrollment management for professional, continuing, and online education at colleges and universities around the world. For over 25 years, the UPCEA seminar has drawn professionals from ...
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

The Speedy Future of Delivering Online Learning: 5G-10G Confusion and Potential

November 20, 2020

As we continue to advance online services to distant students, bandwidth becomes ever more important. Virtual laboratories are beginning to take advantage of virtual reality,…

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Will 2022 Bring a Return to ‘Normal’ After Mostly Online 2021 Semesters?

November 11, 2020

Many colleges are closing their campuses after Thanksgiving and moving online. Spring terms will be delayed, break canceled, and online strategies remain at the forefront…

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How Blockchain Can Streamline Recordkeeping at Universities (OnlineEducation)

November 9, 2020

“What we see coming out of the pandemic is that the world is entering an environment for business and industry called the Fourth Industrial Revolution,…

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What Does the Blockchain Mean for University Partnerships? (Helix Education)

November 8, 2020

COVID has accelerated the evolution and adoption of a lot of new technologies across higher ed. What has the pandemic done to the blockchain movement…

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Policy Matters | U.S. Department of Education Provides Updated FAQs for CARES Act Funds (October 2020)

October 29, 2020

Major Updates U.S. Department of Education Provides Updated FAQs for CARES Act Funds Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education released updated FAQs around…

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Why Join UPCEA?

The growth of the adult market and online learning is transforming higher education. Are you ready to lead the transformation at your college or university? Is your institution poised to capitalize on the opportunities these challenges present? Are you ready to join the only organization in North America focusing on professional, continuing and online education programs?

UPCEA has the knowledge and resources colleges and universities need to serve the nontraditional market.

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UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 400 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. For 100 years, the association has served its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications.

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