UPCEA is YOUR Community
UPCEA members are part of a powerful group of over 12,700 colleagues, thought leaders and friends who truly "get" what it means to work in online, professional, and continuing education. UPCEA has the knowledge and resources colleges and universities need to serve adult, online and non-traditional learners.
UPCEA members are leaders in professional, continuing, and online (PCO) and include deans, administrators, marketing professionals, program directors, instructional designers, directors, and more from universities and colleges large and small, including the largest public and private institutions to smaller regional master's, baccalaureate and special focus schools. Rosters are unlimited and can include anyone at your organization.
UPCEA Corporate Memberships are available to companies who provide solutions within online, professional, and continuing education.
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Benefits as an UPCEA Member
Second Opinion: Free, 30-minute phone consultation with our lead consultants
Online Leadership Roundtable representation: one seat on the Council for Chief Online Learning Officers
Council for Credential Innovation representation: one seat on the body for senior leaders charged with driving non-degree credential strategy at the unit or campus level.
Custom Consulting & Program Review: contract market research, benchmarking studies, and custom consulting on program portfolio, online operations and more at great member rates.
Research & Benchmarking platform includes marketing and budgeting trends and real-time comparative information for members only to assist institutions with crucial decisions.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with peers facing the same challenges at UPCEA’s national and regional conferences, and seminars
24/7 Online Community (CORe): Advice, answers and ideas. Real-time access to 12,000+educators, leaders, and colleagues for collaboration and feedback
Join any of our 8 Networks designed to serve professionals practicing in the key areas that define this vibrant and growing sector of higher education.
UPlift: UPCEA Mentorship Experience: Become a mentor, mentee, or both!
Career Center: Post a job or find a new job!
Special Member pricing on all UPCEA conferences, events and professional development
Exclusive member content: Benchmarking studies, conference session slides & recordings, best practices
Free webinars focused on timely topics vital to the PCO industry
PCO Professional Certificate and PCO Leader Certificate: Special member rates help members build expertise, advancing their careers, and/or become leaders in the field of Professional, Continuing, and Online Education.
Institutional membership applies to degree-granting institutions in good standing with an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Dues are based on the institution’s Carnegie Classification and enrollment. Institutional Membership includes unlimited professional memberships for individuals who may use the membership benefits.
Membership is available to System Offices for regionally-accredited, degree-granting college and universities.
Corporate membership is available to business entities that provide goods and services to the higher education sector, including marketing, online program management, technology solutions, test prep, adult-learner solutions, etc.
For more information about Corporate Membership, please contact Brandan Kaiser at 202-844-4242 or [email protected].
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What Current UPCEA Members Are Saying
"UPCEA provides us opportunities to collaborate in a way that no other organization offers."
Stacy Chiaramonte, Executive Director, Online and Professional Education
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"UPCEA is the one place where I know I have a network of colleagues who are...willing to share their expertise and experience."
Christina Trombley, Ph.D., Executive Director of Drake Online and Continuing Education
"I have not been part of another organization that can so quickly and easily
connect you with seasoned professionals and growth opportunities."
Kristin Hrynczuk, Instructional Technology Specialist
Western Michigan University
"One of the first things I did after accepting the position at Georgia State University was to become an UPCEA institutional member."
Kim Siegenthaler - Associate Provost for Online Strategies
Georgia State University
"All community colleges and universities would benefit from the expertise in online learning that UPCEA staff and members possess."
Barbara Kopp Miller, Ph.D., Dean
University of Toledo
"The UPCEA membership, without question, has been the best return on investment for our institution."
Pamela Wimbush, Associate Dean
Sacramento State University
"The UPCEA membership benefits that have been invaluable to me are the professional development resources, the benchmarking resources and the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence."
Dr. Tonya Amankwatia, Assistant Vice Provost of Distance Education & Extended Learning
North Carolina A&T State University
"The esprit de corps exhibited by UPCEA staff and members is second to none."
J. Kim McNutt, Dean-College of Extended & International Education
California State University
"Having access to UPCEA’s extensive resources was crucial to helping us successfully navigate a “new normal."
Mili Maldonado, Manager Continuing Ed
Florida International University
“Our team is discovering what a great resource the UPCEA network is, and everyone is becoming a fan! We look forward to our collaboration in the years ahead."
Charles Iacovou, Dean of the School of Professional Studies
Wake Forest University
“I attended an UPCEA Conversations with Colleagues on the topic of remote work. I used the information from that session to advocate for my team and we are now piloting new remote work arrangements...!”
Barbara Kopp Miller, Ph.D., Dean
University of Toledo
"It's wonderful to be back in the UPCEA community. My colleagues in the UW system and I are unanimously and enthusiastically supportive of the strengths of UPCEA!"