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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 ...
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.
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 ...
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

UPCEA Announces 2021 Association Award Recipients

March 2, 2021

7 Individuals Receive Association’s Highest Honors   WASHINGTON, March 2, 2021 – UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, has announced the recipients…

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Vaccinate Against Cheating With Authentic Assessment

February 26, 2021

University faculty members are discovering that students are using the internet to cheat on exams. Online sites sell test questions, answer keys, term papers and…

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UPCEA Welcomes Nine New Board Members

February 22, 2021

WASHINGTON, February 22, 2021 – UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for college and university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, is pleased to announce…

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Time for Reinvention, Not Just Replication or Revision

February 19, 2021

With enrollments falling, college budgets under strain and employers dissatisfied with the relevance of graduates’ learning, now is a time for more than replication or…

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The Romance of Higher Education

February 12, 2021

Higher education and romance have a lot in common. Both can be long- or short-term. Short-term relationships may be low risk and could be analogous…

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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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