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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 ...
Regions Week 2021 | Virtual | October 18-21, 2021

Regions Week 2021

October 18-21, 2021 | Virtual | Free to UPCEA Members | We have a new format this year, as all five UPCEA regions come together during one week, October 18-21, 2021. As with the 2020 regional conferences, Regions Week 2021 is both ...
Read the second installment of our 2021 Unbound issue.

2021 Issue of UNBOUND: Second Installment

UNBOUND’s 2021 issue is being released in smaller, digestible installments. In the second installment, we explore how lifelong learners are adapting to an online world, 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 ...
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

In Memoriam: Karen Swan

September 9, 2021

Long-time UPCEA member and colleague Karen Swan passed away in early September 2021. Dr. Swan served as professor of education at the University of Illinois…

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AI Is Leading a Revolution in Roles, ROI and Opportunities

September 9, 2021

The world is in the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, which is what the World Economic Forum describes as a new era that extends…

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Investing in Future Talent: Results of Staffing Needs Snap Poll

September 3, 2021

With society adapting to a second year of the pandemic, institutions of higher education struggle to find a place of strength in a quickly transforming…

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Infrastructure Package Passes Senate + $3.5 Trillion “New Deal” Budget Passes House of Representatives | Policy Matters (August 2021)

August 31, 2021

Major Updates Infrastructure Package Passes Senate + “New Deal” Budget Passes House of Representatives The bipartisan infrastructure package passed the Senate, 69-30, providing a major…

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Reflections on trends in student success

August 27, 2021

While many of our colleagues across the country are in the throes of fall orientation, the first weeks of classes, and maybe even a little…

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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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