Posts by UPCEA

Exposing Generation Z and Millennials in the Enrollment Management Process

With Halloween only recently past, ghosts still are among us in society. They live among and can frequent colleges and universities, even our professional, continuing and online education units through “ghosting.” Ghosting is a term often associated with younger generations regarding relationships. However, the phrase has recently started entering the workplace with new hires not…

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Affordable and At-Scale

Affordable degrees at scale have arrived. The momentum behind this movement is undeniable, and its impact will be significant. How many times have we been told that major change in our field is on the near horizon? Too many times, indeed. The promises of technologies and practices have fallen short more often than not. Just…

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Announcing: 2019 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

After successfully piloting virtual ThinkTanks in 2018 with Utah State University and Oregon State University, we’re happy to announce the 2019 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow schedule. We’ve tweaked things a bit and the 2019 eDC ThinkTanks will now be free and open to all members of UPCEA! Non-members will be charged a nominal registration fee. We…

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Fixing Higher Education As We Move Into the New Economy

Is the degree dead, dying, or about to thrive in the new economy? Over the past two decades, higher education has adapted with online master’s and bachelor’s degrees. However, it took two decades to fully embrace the changes of the evolution of the Internet economy dovetailing into the mobile economy.  These economies changed commerce, retail,…

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Virtual Labs Coming of Age

Online: Trending Now #144 Have we finally arrived at a point where we can effectively teach laboratory classes online? Recently, the University of Pennsylvania announced that they will launch a baccalaureate degree at scale online next fall. They are not the only ones to offer entire undergraduate degrees online, but they are the first from…

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Next for SNHU: Game-Based Learning and Digital Badges for Middle Schoolers (Inside Higher Ed)

Southern New Hampshire University is again trying to disrupt the status quo in higher ed — this time by attempting to link middle schoolers with college degrees. The nonprofit university, which has one of the largest online enrollments in the country, announced today that it is acquiring the nonprofit LRNG — a Chicago-based organization that helps young…

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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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Tell your complete educational story to potential employers (FIU News)

Some skills are considered too “small” or specific to become a degree program and aren’t often listed on a student’s academic transcript. Yet, it’s a collection of these very skills that employers know are a big deal in the rapidly-changing 21st century workforce. This is where badges come in. These digital icons represent achievements or skills in a…

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Department of Education Announces Formal Rulemaking Committee, Seeks Nominations

Following their request for input on a wide-ranging set of topics to be placed into a single negotiated rulemaking session, the Department has formally announced their intent to hold sessions in January, February, and March related to these issues. The department has decided to split this rulemaking session into one main committee regarding “Accreditation and…

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