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2020 UPCEA Annual Conference Digital Exhibitors Guide

2020 UPCEA Annual Conference Digital Exhibitors Guide We’re sorry we couldn’t gather in-person this spring for the 2020 UPCEA Annual Conference! Make up for these ‘missed connections’ with our Digital Exhibitors Guide! As always, our exhibitors have the tools and services you need to meet the challenges you’re facing. Find the solutions you’re looking for…
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Regional Conference Pilot Programs

Regional Conference Pilot Programs April 2017 Announcing two exciting, new member-driven regional conference pilot programs! Dear Colleagues, I want to share with you the results of the UPCEA Presidential Task Force on Regional Conferences, which conducted a comprehensive and iterative review of the signature deliverable of UPCEA’s five regions: a fall conference. The UPCEA Board…
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Announcing two exciting, new member-driven regional conference pilot programs!

Dear Colleagues, I want to share with you the results of the UPCEA Presidential Task Force on Regional Conferences, which conducted a comprehensive and iterative review of the signature deliverable of UPCEA’s five regions: a fall conference. The UPCEA Board of Directors charged the Task Force to make recommendations for reducing the number of regional…
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2017 UPCEA Association Award Recipients

2017 Association Award Recipients At the 1953 Annual Conference of the National University Extension Association (NUEA), which was the forerunner of UPCEA, Robert Browne of the University of Illinois gave a speech honoring Tom Shelby, retiring Dean of the Division of Extension at the University of Texas. Browne conferred on Shelby the FX Key in…
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UPCEA Announces 2017 Association Award Recipients

15 Individuals and 7 Programs Receive Association’s Highest Honors WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 – UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, has announced the recipients of the 2017 Association Awards. The UPCEA Association Awards program includes recognition of both individual and institutional achievement across the UPCEA membership. Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members’…
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Homepage Template

Leaders in Professional, Continuing, and Online Education Choose UPCEA The association for the latest in serving adult higher education units at the leading universities and colleges across the field. Learn More Join us at the 2022 Annual Conference Orlando FL | April 11-14, 2022   Learn More Why Join UPCEA? The growth of the adult…
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UPCEA Members Get More!

Want to see what’s under the hood? Check out our full roadmap to member benefits in our Owner’s Manual Click here to access our Owner’s Manual Join Leaders in Professional, Continuing and Online Education with UPCEA We know you’re facing challenging times that require an entrepreneurial approach to online learning for today’s students. You have…
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Competency Resources: Competency and Attribute Statements for Professional, Continuing, and Online Practitioners

Competency Resources: Competency and Attribute Statements for Professional, Continuing, and Online Practitioners Included in Competency Analysis ACPA/NASPA https://www.naspa.org/images/uploads/main/ACPA_NASPA_Professional_Competencies_FINAL.pdf   ACUI https://www.acui.org/resources/core-competencies   American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) https://www.aacrao.org/resources/core-competencies   American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) https://www.aacc.nche.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/AACC_Core_Competencies_web.pdf   Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I) https://www.acuho-i.org/resources/core-competencies?portalid=0   Association of…
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2019 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Award Recipients Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 1, 2019 — UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, has announced the recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Enrollment Management Award and the 2019 Marketing Awards. The UPCEA Excellence in Enrollment Management Award recognizes an outstanding professional, continuing, and/or online organization (unit or individual) that models best practices and…
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Forum on the Future of Work: Speakers

Forum on the Future of Work: Speakers Nelson Baker, Georgia Institute of Technology Goldie Blumenstyk, The Chronicle of Higher Education Lance Braunstein, Blackrock Carrington S. Carter, TIAA Lauren Weber, The Wall Street Journal Janet Chen, Business-Higher Education Forum Chris Dede, Harvard University James DeVaney, University of Michigan Paul Fain, Inside Higher Ed Christine Farrugia, Columbia…
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UPCEA Emerging Leaders Program

UPCEA Emerging Leaders Program Emerging Leaders are UPCEA members who are mid-level professionals who aspire to more senior roles in professional, continuing, and/or online (PCO) higher education. The UPCEA Emerging Leaders Program is embedded within our conferences, giving UPCEA members two entry points each year in which to engage in this valuable opportunity for leadership…
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2018 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Award Recipients Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 18, 2018 — UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, has announced the recipients of the 2018 Excellence in Enrollment Management Award and the 2018 Marketing Awards. The UPCEA Excellence in Enrollment Management Award, recognizes an outstanding professional, continuing, and/or online organization (unit or individual) that models best practices and…
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Thought Piece: Resources for New (and Accidental) Instructional Designers

Introduction I am an accidental instructional designer. After finishing an MFA in Writing, I took a student employee position at another university as I worked on a second master’s degree, unsure of what to do next. I was an ELearning Content Developer, converting documents into full-fledged course sites. In the next few months, an amazing…
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196 Recipients Receive Honors Across 26 Categories for Excellence in Marketing

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2017 — UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, has announced the recipients of the 2017 Marketing Awards. The UPCEA Marketing Awards program recognizes the top marketing and creative work across the UPCEA membership. This year, UPCEA is honoring 196 recipients for their excellence in 26 awards categories across…
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AGB Search and UPCEA Partner to Serve Growing Nontraditional Higher Learning Sector

Partnership will focus on executive searches for professional, continuing, and online education.   WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 28, 2017 – AGB Search, the firm focused exclusively on all aspects of higher education executive search, has partnered with UPCEA, the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education, to provide executive search services for higher education…
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Press Release Archive

  Press Release Archive UPCEA Announces New Partnership With World Education WASHINGTON – July 9, 2015 – UPCEA, the association for professional, continuing, and online education, is pleased to announce the signing of a Gold level partnership agreement with World Education, an online certificate course provider. Founded by eLearning pioneer Steve Gatlin and based in Arlington,…
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Marketing Awards

Marketing and Enrollment Management Awards UPCEA’s Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Success Network sponsors annual competitions-the UPCEA Marketing Awards and the UPCEA Excellence in Enrollment Management Award – to recognize the best marketing practices and promotional pieces, as well as enrollment excellence, in the field of professional, continuing, and online education.  We invite Association members to…
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Online Trending Now Archive

Online: Trending Now Archives Unique biweekly insights and news review from Ray Schroeder, Senior Felow at UPCEA Online: Trending Now #136 | Planning in a Time of Change This is an unprecedented time in higher education. We are facing rapid change in nearly all facets of our programs. Federal and state support is diminishing; employers in…
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Center for Research and Strategy

Marketing & Enrollment Management Data that tells your story. Whether you need to assess the viability of a new program, find out how you stack up with the competition or would like a program portfolio review, we can assist with research and data that will help move your unit forward. Your decisions impact the quality…
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UCLA’s Dean Of Continuing Education And Extension Wayne Smutz To Serve As UPCEA President

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2017 – UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, welcomed Dr. Wayne Smutz as the association’s 2017-18 President during the 2017 UPCEA Annual Conference. Smutz is Dean of Continuing Education and Extension at the University of California, Los Angeles. As UPCEA President, Smutz will encourage…
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Past Events

Historical Events See below for events in UPCEA historical listings over the past decade. If you are looking for our most recent past events, or upcoming events, click here. NOVEMBER 7-9, 2018 2018 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar  Long Beach, CA More about this event OCTOBER 24-26, 2018 2018 New England Region Conference  Providence, RI…
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Regional Awards

Regional Awards Each of the five regions host their individual awards programs, recognizing the achievements of outstanding institutions and individuals in their own region. • Central • New England • Mid-Atlantic • South • West 2021 Central Region Award Recipients Engagement Award School of Engineering and Computer Science Outreach Program Oakland University Excellence in Instructional…
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ABOUT

About UPCEA UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. For more than 100 years, UPCEA has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. Founded in 1915, the association serves its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities…
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UPCEA Announces 2015 Marketing Award Recipients

170 Recipients Receive Honors Across 26 Categories for Excellence in Marketing WASHINGTON, D.C., September 16, 2015 — UPCEA, the leader in professional, continuing, and online education, has announced the recipients of the 2015 Marketing Awards. The UPCEA Marketing Awards program recognizes the top marketing and creative work across the UPCEA membership. This year, UPCEA is…
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Get Involved with UPCEA

Professional development isn't just about attending sessions. Get involved with UPCEA to meet members from other institutions, share the great work your institution is doing, and hone your own skills. From submitting a session proposal for a conference or an article for a publication to serving as a volunteer on a conference planning committee, there are as many ways to engage with us!

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Awards of Excellence

Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized its members' outstanding contributions to the Association and the field, as well as their achievements in innovative programming, marketing and promotion, community development and services, research and publications, and many other areas.