Events

Attend or view webinars on your schedule, and connect with peers in your area at a Regional Conference — especially useful for new or mid-level professionals. Share your lessons learned with colleagues by presenting a conference session, and get involved with the association by becoming a volunteer leader. Connect with other high-level leaders through fantastic networking opportunities during the Annual Conference and all our events. Webinars are free for UPCEA Members, and membership also provides discounts to all of our conferences and other events.

Conferences and Seminars

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Throughout 2020

2020 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

 Multiple Locations 

UPCEA Central Region Map | Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
SEPTEMBER 30 - OCTOBER 2, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 Central Region Conference

UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
OCTOBER 5-7, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

UPCEA West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
OCTOBER 12-14, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 West Region Conference

UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
OCTOBER 21-23, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 New England Region Conference

UPCEA South Region Map | Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
OCTOBER 27-29, 2020

Virtually Together: 2020 South Region Conference

2020 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar December 2-4 | Virtual
December 2-4, 2020

2020 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

SOLA+R 2021 - Summit for Online Leadership Administration + Roundtable | February 2-4
FEBRUARY 2-4, 2021

2021 SOLA+R (Summit for Online Leadership Administration + Roundtable)

2021 UPCEA Annual Conference | April 7-9, 2021 | Washington, DC
APRIL 7-9, 2021

2021 UPCEA Annual Conference

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APRIL 12-14, 2022

2022 UPCEA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

Webinars & Chats

June 24, 2020 @ 2:00 PM ET

Webinar: Meet the PPI Award-Winners

Hosted by the UPCEA Program Planning & Implementation Network

Join the PPI Network as we celebrate this year’s outstanding program award-winners! For this webinar, we’ll be joined by representatives from Grand Valley State University’s Physician’s Assistant Studies program (recipient of the Outstanding Credit Program Award) and Oklahoma State University’s Introductory Tribal Finance and Accounting Certificate program (recipient of the Outstanding Non-Credit Program Award). We’ll hear a little bit from the award-winners about their programs, but the majority of the time will be an opportunity for you to ask questions and hear more about what goes into making an award-winning program.

Panelists:

  • Julie Weathers, Oklahoma State University

  • Lindsey Ray, Oklahoma State University

  • Shannon Owen, Grand Valley State University

  • Nick Kopacki, Grand Valley State University

Moderator:

  • Vanessa Williams, Temple University
June 24, 2020 @ 3:30 PM ET

UPCEA Ask Me Anything (AMA): HyFlex Course Design with Brian J. Beatty

In recent weeks, many in higher education have expressed interest in the HyFlex model of instructional delivery for Fall. HyFlex is designed to give students the choice to attend classes in person or online. If your campus is considering HyFlex you may have more questions than answers right now. Namely, how do you plan for HyFlex and support faculty hoping to redesign their in-person instruction? How do we differentiate HyFlex from the ‘just record me lecturing in my classroom’ requests made by faculty members unfamiliar with online pedagogy and engagement strategies? Join Dr. Brian J. Beatty, Associate Professor, Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University and editor of the book Hybrid-Flexible Course Design for an engaging Ask Me Anything!

Panelist:

  • Dr. Brian J. Beatty, Associate Professor, Department of Equity, Leadership Studies and Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University

Prior to joining the conversation you may want to familiarize yourself with HyFlex via the following resources:

UPCEA AMAs are a series of 30-minute virtual chats during which speakers will answer questions submitted by participants in a more informal setting. Speakers will share insights on a specific topic relevant to professional, continuing, and online postsecondary operations. After registering, participants will have an opportunity to contribute questions and up-vote the questions posed by others using slido. UPCEA AMAs are not recorded. 

July 9, 2020 @ 12:00 PM ET

How to Innovate Student Support with Mentor Collective

Hosted by Mentor Collective

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic highlighted gaps and areas of weakness in student support for higher education institutions across the country. However, it also forced college and university leaders to embrace innovation, proving that higher education is capable of being far more nimble and flexible than previously thought possible.

How do leaders capitalize on these learnings and extend student support into the coming school year? How can leaders retain students during an academic year with so much still unknown?

How to Innovate Student Support with Mentor Collective is a webinar for provosts, deans, and other senior leaders of higher education institutions. Dr. Jenna Harmon, Mentorship Research Lead and Jackson Boyar, Co-founder and CEO of Mentor Collective will share outcomes and research on how mentorship is an innovative in-person and online solution for connecting students to their school, and how leaders can leverage Mentor Collective at their institutions to increase student success and retention, regardless of what the “new normal” looks like this coming school year.

July 15, 2020 @ 1:00 PM ET

Webinar: Moving from In-Person to Remote Delivery

Hosted by the UPCEA International Network

How do we take advantage of our current technology to connect with our learners, share our content, and assess their work? More importantly, how do we develop our teaching staff to foster engagement in an online setting? This webinar will cover best practices in transitioning to a remote delivery model, from back-end design to front-end delivery.

  • Construction: Revamping course design for remote learning
  • Assessment: Virtual tests, assignments, grading, and evaluation
  • Delivery: Communicating, connecting, and staying engaged in the virtual classroom

Past Events

AC-2020-SQuare-cancelled
MARCH 18-20, 2020

CANCELLED - 2020 UPCEA Annual Conference

UPCEA New England Regional Package - Boston - March 17-18
MARCH 17-18, 2020

CANCELLED - 2020 New England Regional Package

UPCEA eDesign Collaborative ThinkTank Roadshow: Oakland University

February 21, 2020 at 1:00-3:00 pm ET
Hosted by the UPCEA eDesign Collaborative Network

Online learning and instructional technology are a continually evolving field. With that evolution, there are opportunities to change not only the approaches we use to assist students and faculty, but also the tools we use to facilitate teaching and learning. The e-Learning & Instructional Support department at Oakland University has embraced many of these changes, notably in digital accessibility and virtual reality. We invite you to hear our story, learn about our challenges and successes, and explore possibilities for your own department.

The eDC ThinkTank Roadshow introduces eDesign Collaborative (eDC) Network 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.

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FEBRUARY 4-6, 2020

2020 SOLA+R (Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable)

New Orleans, LA

2019 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar
DECEMBER 4-6, 2019

2019 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

New Orleans, LA

UPCEA Central West Super Regional 2019 Conference Denver
OCTOBER 23-25, 2019

SUPER 2019: Central & West Regional Conference

UPCEA South Region Map | Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
OCTOBER 14-16, 2019

2019 South Region Conference

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Throughout 2019

2019 eDC ThinkTank Roadshow

 Multiple Locations 

eDesign Collaborative ThinkTank Roadshow: Brigham Young University

Modified Agile Development & Workflow Processes to Improve Your Course Development

October 4, 2019, 1:00-3:00 PM ET

If you are involved in instructional design, you know that working through the trials of content development to design a course is challenging on its own. When you mix in the myriad of process steps and consider all the handoffs and back and forth; the SME, editing, QC, media, the waiting, more back and forth, etc. you wonder if the course will ever hurdle all the barriers and get out the door. 

While not the “silver bullet” to solving all design process challenges, BYU’s Continuing Education Academic Services Department has made a concerted effort to improve its design process by implementing a new design and development approach to minimize the handoffs, the waiting, the back and forth, etc. Minimizing these hurdles by using a modified Agile Development process, as learned from the software development world, some order to the chaos that is instructional design has emerged. 

Combining the modified Agile Development process and its stages of course development (approval, design, development, pilot) with an electronic workflow process and tracking system Academic Services appears to have experienced: a more efficient workflow, speedier course delivery, more visibility to key milestones, and much more accurate resource and project completion projections.

With replicable processes and approach, the information shared will provide very practical ideas for how participants can apply similar principles to address the challenges of getting their courses out the door. Please join us!

UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Map | West Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York
OCTOBER 2-4, 2019

2019 Mid-Atlantic Region Conference

 Pittsburgh, PA

2019 Annual Conference - Seattle WA | March 27-29
MARCH 27-29, 2019

2019 UPCEA Annual Conference

2018 UPCEA Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar | Long Beach, CA | Conference on higher education marketing and enrollment management best practices.
NOVEMBER 7-9, 2018

2018 Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar

 Long Beach, CA

UPCEA New England Region Map | Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine
OCTOBER 24-26, 2018

2018 New England Region Conference

 Providence, RI

UPCEA West Region Map | New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
OCTOBER 15-17, 2018

2018 West Region Conference

 Long Beach, CA

South Mid Atlantic Joint 2018 Regional
OCTOBER 1-3, 2018

SUPER 2018: UPCEA Mid-Atlantic & South Regional Conference

 Greater Washington DC

UPCEA Central Region Map | Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
SEPTEMBER 26-28, 2018

2018 Central Region Conference

 St. Louis, MO