Updates & Events

2019 Annual Conference - Seattle WA | March 27-29

2019 UPCEA Annual Conference

March 27-29, 2019 --  Seattle, WA The UPCEA Annual Conference is the most significant assembly of thought leaders and practitioners today in the field of professional, continuing, and online education. Join us March 27-29 in Seattle for engaging keynote speakers, high-energy concurrent ...
UPCEA Convening on the Future of Alternative Credentials (alt-creds)

UPCEA Convening on The Future of Credentials: Post-Event Executive Summary

Read the Executive Summary from the November 16, 2017 convening on “The Future of Credentials,” summarizing the key themes and takeaways, identifying trends and the state of the field and current practice, as well as opportunities for future action.
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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.

News & Blogs

A Simple “Observation” on Trend Watching and Intelligence Gathering

In a growth market, such as online education in the late 1990s and start of millennium, producing products and services…

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UPCEA Congratulates Members Recognized in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Ranking of Best Online Bachelor’s Programs

10 of top 11 ranked institutions are members of UPCEA WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 17, 2019) — UPCEA, the association for…

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Disrupting the Disrupters

The advent of online education was a classic Clayton Christensen disrupter. That was a quarter of a century ago. Now…

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US Department of Education Begins Substantial Negotiated Rulemaking Sessions

Beginning Tuesday January 15, following a day and a half of weather delay, the Department of Education initiated negotiated rulemaking…

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People & Programs: NJIT Associate Vice President of Continuing and Distance Education Gale Tenen Spak Retires

Gale Tenen Spak, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Continuing and Distance Education at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)…

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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?

Join UPCEA for a depth of knowledge and resources for colleges and universities serving the non-traditional market.

Research & Strategy

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 Leadership

The National Council for Online Education 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. Founding Director Ray Schroeder is a leading expert in online education whose insights are transforming the way institutions leverage online education as a critical strategic asset.

Membership

UPCEA members have access to a wealth of resources focused on supporting both continuing education and quality online and blended 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.

Want to Learn More?

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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