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A Blog on Latest Trends Impacting Marketing and Higher Education
from Director of UPCEA's Center for Research and Strategy, Jim Fong

Cannabis Can Be Confusing!

October 28, 2020

Cannabis can be confusing, but its emergence in our society is undeniable. Is cannabis a therapeutic or a recreational drug? Is it legal or illegal? Is it a fad or is it here to stay? What role can higher education play in answering these questions, as well as educating the workforce on the science, policy…

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The New Adult Learner: Lessons Learned from Reality Television

September 17, 2020

When reality television exploded into our culture two decades ago, I will admit that I was hooked on Survivor. I enjoyed the principles of competition, teamwork, manipulation and human behavior as they apply in life and in the workplace. It was also about intergenerational and diverse communication in a semi-survival situation (although we know that…

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Unique biweekly insights and news review from Ray Schroeder, Senior Fellow at UPCEA

The Speedy Future of Delivering Online Learning: 5G-10G Confusion and Potential

November 20, 2020

As we continue to advance online services to distant students, bandwidth becomes ever more important. Virtual laboratories are beginning to take advantage of virtual reality, augmented reality and an assortment of associated technologies that rely on highly sophisticated networking. This past spring semester marked a massive response to the coronavirus that prompted a change in…

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Will 2022 Bring a Return to ‘Normal’ After Mostly Online 2021 Semesters?

November 11, 2020

Many colleges are closing their campuses after Thanksgiving and moving online. Spring terms will be delayed, break canceled, and online strategies remain at the forefront of delivery modes for the rest of 2021. What lies ahead? The delivery of higher education abruptly changed with spring break 2020. After a rushed move to remote learning, classes…

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Your one-stop shop for the latest Association happenings, policy updates, plus thoughts from the desk of CEO Bob Hansen.

How Blockchain Can Streamline Recordkeeping at Universities (OnlineEducation)

“What we see coming out of the pandemic is that the world is entering an environment for business and industry called the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is a digitizing work. What that opens up for is that our delivery of documentation will change and will be delivered on the blockchain.” – Ray Schroeder, Senior Fellow…

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What Does the Blockchain Mean for University Partnerships? (Helix Education)

COVID has accelerated the evolution and adoption of a lot of new technologies across higher ed. What has the pandemic done to the blockchain movement specifically?  Ray Schroeder, associate vice chancellor of online learning at University of Illinois Springfield, and senior fellow at UPCEA, returns to the Enrollment Growth University show to remark on the acceleration…

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Policy Matters | U.S. Department of Education Provides Updated FAQs for CARES Act Funds (October 2020)

Major Updates U.S. Department of Education Provides Updated FAQs for CARES Act Funds Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Education released updated FAQs around the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) allocations. This included clarifications that it would not take enforcement measures against universities who issued funds to students who were not…

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UPCEA Announces Online Leadership Roundtable Advisory Council Changes

WASHINGTON, October 22, 2020 — UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for college and university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, announced changes this month to its Online Leadership Roundtable Advisory Council.   The Online Leadership Roundtable (OLR) is the body for senior leaders charged with driving online strategy at the unit or campus level….

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Musings on trends and updates from UPCEA CEO Bob Hansen.

UPCEA Announces Diversity in Leadership Scholars

August 27, 2020

UPCEA is pleased to announce the inaugural and 2020 cohort of Bethaida “Bea” González Diversity in Leadership Scholars. These 13 individuals are leading this new initiative on behalf of our profession. Representative and diverse leadership is a cornerstone of UPCEA’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusive Excellence. The goal of the Diversity Scholars program is to…

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UPCEA Seeks VP of Finance & Administration

July 23, 2020

UPCEA is currently seeking a Vice President of Finance & Administration for a fully remote position. I am turning to the UPCEA community for help in filling this spot on our team at headquarters. If you know anyone in the finance and accounting areas of the non-profit or higher education sectors who might be interested…

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