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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 first installment of the 2020 issue of Unbound.

Spring/Summer 2020 Issue of UNBOUND: First Installment

UNBOUND’s 2020 issue is being released in smaller, digestible installments. In the first installment, we meet UNBOUND’s new Editor, Richard J. Novak, and hear firsthand experiences from institutions responding to the pandemic, 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 ...
UPCEA Central Region Map | Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

Virtually Together: 2020 Central Region Conference

September 30 - October 1, 2020 --  At this year’s Central Region conference, we will strive to educate, enhance and collaborate to exceed the needs of professional, continuing, and online education students. Now is the time for institutions to be ...
UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York

Virtually Together: 2020 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

October 5-7, 2020 --  The ABCs of Professional, Continuing and Online Education: Agility, Boldness, and Collaboration. At this conference, we will share our experiences, lessons learned from failures as well as from successes, and academic and administrative models as we ...
UPCEA West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington

Virtually Together: 2020 West Region Conference

October 12-14, 2020 --  Our region will come together virtually to discuss trends, share best practices, identify innovative approaches, and enjoy spending time with old friends and meeting new colleagues throughout the West. This conference is your opportunity discuss the broad ...
UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine

Virtually Together: 2020 New England Region Conference

October 21-23, 2020 --  Institutions of higher education are being faced with an ever growing myriad of challenges. From declining enrollments, recruiting from a shrinking pool of available students, and the creation and design of innovative courses, our institutions are ...
UPCEA South Region Map | Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia

Virtually Together: 2020 South Region Conference

October 27-29, 2020 --  This year's South Region Conference brings together leaders and professionals who are devoted to the field of higher education. This year's conference will offer opportunities to expand our knowledge, increase connectivity, and to hear from dynamic ...

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 --  Washington, DC The Annual Conference is made for thought leaders in the field of professional, continuing, and online education. Join us April 7-9, 2021 in Washington DC for engaging keynote speakers, high-energy concurrent sessions, and plentiful ...

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

People & Programs: New Online Graduate Certificate Programs Create ‘Stackable’ Pathway to University of Texas at Austin Master’s Degree

October 16, 2020

The Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has launched a new program allowing learners to pursue career-focused course bundles that can…

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We Are Underestimating Artificial Intelligence and BCI

October 16, 2020

We are planning for AI to help universities recruit, oversee adaptive learning and drive intelligent chat boxes, but there is much more ahead in the…

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Evolving the College Model to Meet Demands

October 8, 2020

By SmartBrief Editors This post is produced in partnership with UPCEA. As the Associate Vice Provost for Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of…

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UPCEA Supports New Community College Workforce Education Study

October 6, 2020

UPCEA is excited to be supporting a new study of community college workforce education, funded by Lumina Foundation and spearheaded by Opportunity America. Opportunity America…

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Wellness and Mental Health in Online Learning

October 5, 2020

Worldwide, lives are stressed and strained by COVID-19. Nowhere is that more evident than in the lives of students, staff and faculty members engaged in…

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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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