2018 UPCEA Association Award Nominations Now Open!

Submit award nominations to recognize the achievements of your colleagues and institutions by December 11, 2017! Association Award recipients will be honored at the 2018 UPCEA Annual Conference, and throughout the year.

Association Awards

The Association Awards Program includes recognition of both individual and institutional achievement across the UPCEA membership.

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 honor of service to extension. Engraved on the key was "Fellow of Extension," the year, and the Association's initials. This was the first recognition award given by the Association.

Since 1953, the Association's Awards Program has grown to include Association-wide, Regional, and Network awards. Through these awards, UPCEA recognizes 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.

 

Click the award names below to see more information about the award.

Julius M. Nolte Award for Extraordinary Leadership

The nominee need not be affiliated with a UPCEA member institution.

The award is not necessarily given each year, but only when a deserving person appears on the scene who has fulfilled noteworthy assignments, written books of great significance to professional, continuing, and/or online education, or rendered long and distinguished administrative, legislative or judicial services that have advanced the cause of our field.

Nominations from the potential recipient's own institution or staff are specifically excluded.

Nomination Procedure

Complete a narrative statement of not more than three pages, listing specific reasons why the nominee is worthy of this award.

Include a current vita of the nominee.

Solicit three to five recommendations from colleagues (including but not limited to academic partners or those in business and industry) who can attest to the nominee's qualifications.

 

Click here to view past Julius M. Nolte Award recipients.

Walton S. Bittner Service Citation for Outstanding Service in UPCEA

The purpose of the Walton S. Bittner Service Citation is to express appreciation to a member for outstanding service professional, continuing, and/or online education at his/her institution, and service of major significance to UPCEA. The award is not necessarily given each year.

Criteria:

The nominee must be a UPCEA member.

He/she must have contributed substantially to the development and maintenance of his/her institution’s professional, continuing, and/or online education activity and UPCEA through services performed over a period of years.

Nominations must be from deans and directors on behalf of members of their staff.

Nomination Procedure:

Complete a narrative statement of not more than three pages, listing specific reasons why the nominee is worthy of this award. Include a current vita of the nominee.

Solicit three to five recommendations from colleagues (including but not limited to academic partners or those in business and industry) who can attest to the nominee's qualifications.

 

Click here to view past Walton S. Bittner Service Citation recipients.

Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Professional Continuing Educator Award*

*Regional pathway award: open to current regional award recipients, nominated by Regional chairs/Regional Awards Committee chairs.

Adelle Robertson served the Association with distinction and dedication, setting an example for those who would follow. The Adelle F. Robertson Emerging Continuing Professional Educator Award recognizes professionals who demonstrate similar commitment and promise. The award is not necessarily given each year.

Criteria:

This award recognizes the scholarship, leadership and contributions to the profession of a person who has entered the continuing, online, and professional education field in the past five to ten years.

The nominee must be a UPCEA member.

Only one nomination from each region will be considered.

Nomination procedure

Complete a narrative statement of not more than three pages, listing specific reasons why the nominee is worthy of this award.

Include a current vita of the nominee.

Solicit three to five recommendations from colleagues (including but not limited to academic partners or those in business and industry) who can attest to the nominee's qualifications.

 

Click here to view past Adelle F. Robertson Award recipients.

UPCEA Leadership In Diversity Award

UPCEA encourages understanding, appreciation and the celebration of diversity, and the championing of equal access to education -- inclusive of all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, religious beliefs, and physical disabilities. The UPCEA Leadership in Diversity Award recognizes an individual or a program representing best practices in promoting the educational success of diverse students. This award will recognize outstanding accomplishment in one or more of the following areas: research, educational programs and services, administrative practice, or organizational commitment. A key element is demonstrating creative work to advance the academic success, understanding, or quality of life of underrepresented groups.

Criteria:

The nominee must be a UPCEA member.

The nominee exhibits the criteria listed above.

Nominations from subordinates on behalf of superiors from their own institutions are excluded.

Nomination Procedure:

Complete a narrative statement of not more than three pages, listing specific reasons why the nominee (person, program, or organization) is worthy of this award.

Provide 3-5 examples of the impact of the work done.

Provide a current vita or resume of the nominee.

Phillip E. Frandson Award For Literature

The award is presented in honor of the late Phillip E. Frandson, former Dean of UCLA Extension and 1977-78 UPCEA President. The award recognizes excellence in achievement for literature written about the theory or practice of professional, continuing, and/or online education.

Benefits to the Award Winner

  • The award recipient draws the attention of an international community of professional, continuing, and online education leaders. Benefits include:
  • The winning book is entitled to display the Frandson Book Award emblem on the cover for current and all future press runs.
  • The winning book will be reviewed in Unbound, UPCEA’s journal, distributed to nearly 5,000 members working in professional, continuing, and online education and their university offices.
  • The winning book and sales information about it will be displayed prominently in the exhibition hall of the 2018 UPCEA Annual Conference, hosted March 14-16, 2018, in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • The author(s) of the winning book will be invited to participate in the award ceremony at the UPCEA Annual Conference and to present a talk on the topic.
  • The author(s) also receives an attractive Frandson Book Award plaque.

 

Award Criteria
Nominated books will be reviewed by the UPCEA Frandson Award Committee composed of scholars and practitioners in the field of professional, continuing, and online higher education. The award is reserved for extraordinary works that make significant contributions to the field. Thus the award may not be given each year. The Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature is presented to the author(s) of a book or monograph which best satisfies the following criteria:

  • The work is important to the theory or practice of professional, continuing, and online higher education.
  • The work exemplifies originality and a superior quality of prose in the English language.

Eligible content includes:

  • Management and leadership in professional, continuing, and online education,
  • Adult education and innovative instructional strategies,
  • Adults as learners,
  • Distance education and instructional design,
  • Marketing and/or financial management for professional, continuing, and online education,
  • Examination of the future of professional, continuing, and online education,
  • Role of lifelong learning in economic development, globalization and broader public policy issues.

Nomination Procedure
Nominations are invited from authors, editors, publishers, and individuals.
One copy of the nominated work must be sent to each member of the review committee. Works not sent to each committee member and the chair may be disqualified.

 

Click here for more information on nominating a book for the 2018 Frandson award.

Click here to view past Phillip E. Frandson Award recipients.

UPCEA Excellence In Teaching Award

The UPCEA Excellence in Teaching Award is presented to individuals who have provided outstanding teaching, course development, mentoring of students, and service to professional, continuing, and/or online education. This award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to credit or noncredit programs and who have provided inspirational teaching to professional, continuing, and/or online education students.

Eligibility:

The nominated individual* must have been employed by and contributed to the instruction of a professional, continuing, and/or online education program of a current UPCEA member institution.

*A nomination may represent 2-3 individuals who have worked closely on the same initiative and would like to be recognized as a “team”.

Nomination Procedure:

Narrative statement of not more than three pages, listing specific reasons why the nominee is worthy of this award. Evidence of outstanding achievements may include, but is not necessarily limited to:

  • Brief history indicating the nominee's long-term commitment and contribution to the institution's professional, continuing, and/or online education program
  • Specific courses or programs the nominee has developed, coordinated, and/or taught
  • Audiences served by this individual
  • Effectiveness in teaching and mentoring of students
  • Ability to meet student learning objectives
  • How the work of this individual has brought credit or recognition to the institution, profession, or community
  • Other awards received by this individual, including recognition by the institution
  • Any national, regional, state, or local leadership achievements of the nominee (include offices held, committee assignments, etc.)

Current vita of nominee

Summary of student evaluations

Solicit three to five recommendations from colleagues (including but not limited to academic partners or those in business and industry) who can attest to the nominee's qualifications.

The nominating institution will be asked to create a video highlighting the award recipient, to be shown at the UPCEA Annual Conference. Award recipient attendance at the Annual Conference is not required. 

UPCEA Research And Scholarship Award

This award emphasizes the value of research as an essential characteristic of the profession of continuing higher education. It is also intended to encourage and stimulate the research efforts of UPCEA members in the field of continuing higher education.

The UPCEA Research and Scholarship Award recognizes either 1) significant new research with implications for professional practice in the field of continuing higher education, or 2) an individual UPCEA member whose long-term commitment to the conduct of exemplary research has made a significant contribution to the literature and professional practice in the field of continuing higher education. Only one award in each category may be given each year.

Eligibility

New Research--A nominated research project must have been conducted at an UPCEA member institution and completed within the last two years, with findings either published or accepted for publication.

Researcher--A nominated individual researcher must be a member of an UPCEA institution. His or her research may be quantitative, qualitative, or historical.

Criteria

Research Project:

The nominated project may excel in any of the following areas:

  • Research findings have strong potential to improve professional practice in the field of continuing higher education
  • The research project is informed by and builds upon existing literature
  • The research project represents the highest qualities of scholarship.

Individual Researcher:

The nominee will have excelled in the following areas:

  • Produced seminal contributions to field consistent with the criteria stated above for a research project;
  • Encouraged and enabled graduate students and professional staff to become actively involved in research for the field;Continuously and proactively sought to encourage the implementation of research findings in the practice of continuing higher education.

Nomination Procedure

Completed nominations shall include the following:

Complete a narrative statement of not more than three pages, detailing specific ways in which the nomination meets the criteria above, including a description of how the research was funded.

In the case of a research project, provide a written summary of the research findings.

Submit a current vita of individual nominee or lead researcher(s) for the research project.

Solicit three to five recommendations from colleagues (including but not limited to academic partners or those in business and industry) who can attest to the nominee's qualifications.

Nominations of winners of UPCEA regional research or scholarship awards are particularly welcome.

UPCEA Outstanding Professional, Continuing, And/Or Online Education Student Awards: Credit And Noncredit*

*Regional pathway award: open to current regional award winners, nominated by Regional chairs/Regional Awards Committee chairs.

These two awards honor nontraditional students who are enrolled in either credit or non-credit programs at UPCEA member institutions, for achievement of excellence in pursuit of professional, continuing, and/or online education. The awards are not necessarily given annually.

The nominating institution will be asked to create a video highlighting the award recipient, to be shown at the UPCEA Annual Conference. Award recipient attendance at the Annual Conference is not required. 

Criteria: Credit Students

The nominee must be a current recipient of a regional UPCEA Outstanding Professional, Continuing, and/or Online Education Student Award.

The nominee must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program at a UPCEA member institution within the past 12 months, or have graduated no more than one year prior to the time the award is granted.

The nominee must be an adult student who has met the challenge of an unconventional educational background and through individual growth accomplished in pursuit of his/her educational goals, become an inspiration to others.

The nominee shall have effectively managed multiple/significant commitments and responsibilities while engaged in his/her education.

The nominee must be 25 years of age or older.

Criteria: Noncredit Students

The nominee must be a current recipient of a regional UPCEA Outstanding Professional, Continuing, and/or Online Education Student Award.

The nominee must be enrolled in a noncredit program at a UPCEA member institution within the past 12 months.

The nominee must be an adult student who has achieved excellence in pursuit of his/her educational goals.

The nominee shall have effectively managed multiple/significant commitments and responsibilities while engaged in his/her education.

The nominee must exemplify the best characteristics and standards of the non-degree student.

Nomination Procedure:

The nomination form must be submitted by the Regional Chair or Chair of the Region's Awards and Honors Committee. 

Include at least two letters of nomination or support from informed individuals; e.g., an academic department chair or faculty member; dean or director of professional, continuing, and/or online education; president or vice president of the nominee's institution. The letters must address the nominee's accomplishments.

Include a written statement (no more than 3 pages) from the nominee describing his or her achievements with an emphasis on the challenges met while enrolled as a student as well as a current vita or resume.

Include documentation (no more than 3 pages) of the student's excellence in achievements, including material such as grade point average, official transcripts, CEUs, student activities, university involvement, community contributions, employment, job performance, etc.

UPCEA Outstanding Program Awards: Credit And Noncredit

These awards honor credit and non-credit professional, continuing, and/or online education programs (one in each category) at UPCEA member institutions for excellence in achieving their educational objectives. The awards are not necessarily given annually.

Criteria:

The nominated program must be a credit or non-credit program offered by an UPCEA member institution within the last two years.

The program must have completed at least one cycle to be considered.

The program must be original in substantive ways.

A description of the program must include a statement explaining how the program objectives were met and a summary of the program evaluations should also be included.

The program must demonstrate a contribution to the field of professional, continuing, and/or online education, which can be replicated by other higher education institutions.

The program must be cost effective in a manner consistent with the stated program objectives.

Nomination Procedure:

Substantiate why the program warrants nomination by addressing each of the award criteria noted above in a written statement of no more than 5 pages.

Nominations of winners of UPCEA regional program awards are particularly welcome.

Dorothy Durkin Award For Strategic Innovation In Marketing And Enrollment Management

The Dorothy Durkin Strategic Innovation Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated achievement in strategic planning, marketing innovation, and/or enrollment management that has been used to position or reposition an institution of higher learning, to increase enrollment numbers, to improve or diversify the applicant pool, or to develop new educational products and services that meet the demands of the evolving marketplace.

Nominees must exhibit a keen understanding of trends in employment and education, and must be both creative and strategic thinkers who are able to advance an institution or a program through the development and execution of innovative marketing and/or enrollment management plans.

Dorothy Durkin transformed the NYU School of Professional Studies over the course of a 40-year career focused on staying ahead of the curve in advertising, data-driven decision-making, and student relationship management. Coaching and mentoring was important to her, as were the relationships she fostered through UPCEA. Her definition of success included commitment to integrating creativity, research, sound business practices, and student success.

Criteria:

The nominee must be a UPCEA member.

The nominee must be shown to have a passion for new ideas that provide the basis for innovative marketing and/or successful enrollment management practices.

The nominee must be shown to possess the ability to identify and to analyze trends in the marketplace that drive educational goals and objectives and/or the decision-making process of prospective students, and to use this intelligence to build effective marketing and enrollment management plans.

The nominee must have demonstrated a specific situation where his or her actions helped to either: favorably position or reposition an educational institution, program, or service in the marketplace; increase or diversify the applicant pool, or develop new educational products and services that serve the evolving marketplace.

The nomination should include examples of the nominee having used creativity and innovation, as well as research-based marketing approaches and post-tactic evaluative and documentation.

The nomination also should reference the nominee’s efforts to disseminate, to the field, lessons learned and best practices employed

The nomination should include references as to how the nominee supports the motivation and objectives for the award.

Nomination Procedure:

Complete a narrative statement that substantiates why the person warrants nomination, including:

  • Testimonials from those who have been impacted by the nominee.
  • Recommendations from colleagues and/or supervisors.
  • Provide concrete illustrations of the outcomes of the work done, including quantitative proof of success.
  • Provide a current vita or résumé for the nominee.
UPCEA International Leadership Award

UPCEA recognizes globalization as one of the key forces molding higher education today. The Association encourages its member institutions and organizations, to extend their outreach globally and to facilitate international or global professional and professional, continuing, and/or online education in creative and innovative ways. The Association aims to play an active role in preparing individuals for effective participation in a global society by engaging in activities that promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas of global significance.

This award recognizes an individual for representing innovative leadership in one or more of the following areas:

  • educational programs and services;
  • administrative practices;
  • collaborations and partnerships; or
  • research

Criteria:

The nominee must be a UPCEA member.

The nominee must have exhibited leadership, creativity and commitment in achieving international impact.

Nominations from subordinates on behalf of superiors from their own institutions are excluded.

The nominee must have demonstrated leadership and innovation in furthering the internationalization of the field of professional, continuing, and/or online education.

Evidence of international impact should include quantitative as well as qualitative measures, if available, such as impact upon students, faculty, communities, institutional reputation, scholarship and research, operational or administrative efficiency or productivity.

Nomination Procedure:

Note: Individuals may self-nominate. 

Substantiate why the individual warrants nomination for the award in international leadership by addressing the award criteria noted above in a narrative statement of no more than 5 pages.

Provide a current vita or resume.

UPCEA International Program Of Excellence Award

UPCEA recognizes globalization as one of the key forces molding higher education today. The Association encourages its member institutions and organizations, to extend their outreach globally and to facilitate international or global professional and professional, continuing, and/or online education in creative and innovative ways. The Association aims to play an active role in preparing individuals for effective participation in a global society by engaging in activities that promote the exchange of knowledge and ideas of global significance.

This award recognizes a program of excellence in one or more of the following areas:

  • educational programs and services;
  • administrative practices;
  • collaborations and partnerships; or
  • research

Criteria:

The nominated program must be a credit or non-credit program offered by a UPCEA member institution within the last two years. The program must have completed at least one cycle to be considered.

A description of the program must include a statement explaining how the program objectives were met and a summary of the program evaluations should be included.

The nominated program must demonstrate innovation, creativity and commitment in achieving international impact. The nominated program must have demonstrated a contribution to furthering the internationalization of the field of professional and professional, continuing, and/or online education and can be replicated or adapted by others. The nomination should address the sustainability and cost-effectiveness of the program.

Evidence of international impact should include quantitative as well as qualitative measures, if available, such as impact upon students, faculty, institutional reputation, operational or administrative efficiency or productivity.

Nomination Procedure:

Substantiate why the program warrants nomination by addressing each of the award criteria noted above in a narrative statement of no more than 5 pages.

UPCEA Excellence In Advancing Student Success Award

UPCEA recognizes student success is paramount to the mission of every institution of higher education. Professional and professional, continuing, and/or online education units realize they must provide strategic and cross-functional projects, initiatives, and services that maximize success of the adult or non-traditional student. To that end, UPCEA aims to play an active role in preparing members for advancing the success of students in both credit and non-credit programs by acknowledging best practices and initiatives that “move the needle” in the advancement of student success.

This award is aligned with the Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Services Network which engages members in actively building the competencies, skills, and confidences needed to attract and retain students in a changing and competitive marketplace. The award recognizes an institution that has implemented a successful strategic initiative, project, or service that has resulted in significantly advancing the success of adult and/or non-traditional student audiences.

Criteria:

The nominated unit must exhibit a contribution to furthering best practices of adult learner student success.

The nominated unit must demonstrate the initiative was successful in advancing student achievement through innovative, creative, and sustainable measures.

Evidence of student success should include quantitative, as well as qualitative measures, if available, such as the impact upon retention and persistence, student engagement or connection to the university, increasing student opportunities, or program completion.

Included in the nomination should be:

  • a description of the initiative identifying the institutional unit
  • a statement explaining the goal of the initiative and how objectives were met
  • a summary of the initiative’s evaluations.

Development of the initiative, project, or service should be as recent as possible while still allowing for evidence of sustainability and success of reaching target goal(s).

The nominated institution must be a UPCEA member.

Institutional and corporate members may submit nominations for this award.

Nomination Procedure:

Note: institutional units may self-nominate.

Substantiate why the institutional unit warrants nomination for the award in advancing student success by addressing the award criteria noted above in a written narrative of no more than 5 pages.

Award Winners
This award is sponsored in part by UPCEA Platinum Industry Partner InsideTrack. A generous award of $2,500 will be given to the selected institution to be used to send a person(s) to UPCEA conferences or seminars within the next 12 months. When possible, institutional unit member(s) should attend the award ceremony at the annual UPCEA Annual Conference, to receive the award.

UPCEA Strategic Innovation In Online Education Award

The award recognizes an institution of higher education (i.e. campus, system, or consortium) that has, at an institutional level, set and met innovative goals focused on online education and been strategic in the planning, development, implementation and sustainability in line with the institutional mission. Examples include authentic institutional online organizational structure, partnership models to achieve specific goals, maximizing resource efficiencies, improving the learning experience for faculty and students, or the use of technology and learning design to advance online education and address institutional goals.

This award is aligned with the Online Administration Network which serves to provide shared information, effective practices and networking opportunities for individuals responsible for the management, design, implementation and assessment of online efforts. The network also is intended to bridge the issues and challenges between the administrative functions of online learning and the design of online learning. Few UPCEA awards are given to institutions, as most honor individuals or specific programs. The award recognizes an institution (broadly defined) that has achieved excellence and innovation in strategies used to meet goals and objectives focused on online education.

Criteria

The nominated institution must portray tangible achievements in online learning in the past 2 years. Achievements should be recent yet allow for evidence of sustainability and meeting objectives.

The nominated institution should provide data illustrating those achievements as sustainable measures. Evidence should include quantitative as well as qualitative measures, if available, such as the impact on new online degree programs and other online initiatives, involvement of multiple academic and support departments, sustainable financial models, quality assurance, enrollment or student success.

The nomination should include:

  • a description of the achievement in online learning identifying the institution
  • a statement depicting the goals that were set and how those goals were met
  • a summary of outcomes
  • a letter of recommendation from a Vice President or Provost supporting the impact that the achievement had on the institution.

The nominated institution must be a UPCEA member. (If it is a multi-campus or consortia nomination at least one must be a UPCEA member.) UPCEA institutional members may submit nominations for this award.

Nomination Procedure

Institutions may self-nominate. 

Following the nomination criteria, explain why the institution merits recognition in this award category in a written narrative of no more than 5 pages.

UPCEA Engagement Award*

*Regional pathway award: open to current regional award winners, nominated by Regional chairs/Regional Awards Committee chairs.

The UPCEA Engagement Award recognizes an outstanding mutually-beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources between a member institution and one or more external constituents such as local communities, corporations, government organizations, or associations. The recognized partnership will demonstrate a knowledge partnership that has resulted in a measurable and sustainable shared impact in areas such as economic development, community development, workforce training, or capacity building.

The UPCEA Engagement Award will be awarded to both the UPCEA member institution/unit and the partner organization(s). This will help highlight the outreach and engagement work of UPCEA members and UPCEA’s brand name.

Nomination Procedure:

A letter of nomination highlighting the partnership’s specific outreach/engagement accomplishments. The partnership must be comprised of a university/college and at least one external partner organization.

Documentation of the tangible and sustainable impact of the partnership’s outreach/engagement activities on strategic initiatives, citizens, communities, or business and industry. (Provide context for evidence provided by including relevant information about the environment in which the program takes place.)

Letters of support from community constituents describing how the outreach and engagement activities were mutually beneficial to all participants.

Process:
This award will be bestowed annually at the UPCEA Annual Conference to one of the recipients of the regional Engagement Award. Each UPCEA Region will select an Engagement Award recipient annually. All regional recipients are nominated for the association award by regional leadership. The recipient of the national award will be given to the most outstanding regional award recipient. The Community and Economic Engagement Network will recognize all regional recipients at the UPCEA Annual Conference and award recipients (university and partner representatives) will be invited to present in a concurrent session at the annual conference.

UPCEA 11th Hour Award For Business and Operations

The UPCEA 11th Hour Award for Business and Operations is given to an individual, team or unit in recognition of exemplary character, ethics, and decisive action in times of dire circumstances or emergencies.

For the purposes of this award, dire circumstances or emergencies are defined by the following common attributes:

  • threat to the organization or institution
  • sudden or unexpected change
  • evident need for response
  • limited time to make decisions

Criteria:

The nominee must be affiliated with a UPCEA institution.

The nominee must have addressed the crisis situation in the past two years.

The nomination should include:

  • a description of the threat
  • a description of the evident need for response
  • a timeline of the crisis and response
  • a summary of outcomes

Consideration will be provided for nominees who responded to and solved a crisis in higher education including continuing, professional, and/or online education.

The award is not necessarily given each year.

Nominations from the potential recipient's own institution or staff are welcome. Professional, continuing, and online education leaders may nominate his/her team or unit for the award.

The size/magnitude of the crisis is NOT part of the selection criteria.

UPCEA Global Program Award For International Partners

This award recognizes exemplary and/or innovative programming by a non-U.S. institution that creates international educational opportunities for students and/or faculty.

We wish to encourage international university and organizational participation with UPCEA through recognition of their efforts to foster global connections. The current award for program of excellence focuses on U.S. institutions that provide international programs; this one would specifically be for non-U.S. universities who are engaged in developing and managing professional, continuing, and/or online education for the global students and workforce. This new award may or may not be awarded annually, dependent upon quality of nominations.

Criteria:

The award is restricted to non-U.S. and non-Canadian universities or organizations.

The program must engage with students or institutions outside of the nominee’s home country.

The program must be educational in nature.

Programs developed need to come from the continuing, professional or online education unit or have a strong relationship/connection to continuing, professional and online education to align with UPCEA’s strategic direction, messaging and new membership demographics.

The program should involve:

  • International education
  • Innovative program management

It may also be:

  • An online program or a virtual campus
  • A creative user of social networks
  • A program that embeds social responsibility in its design

Nomination Procedure:

Substantiate why the program warrants nomination by addressing each of the award criteria noted above in a narrative statement of no more than 5 pages.