UPCEA Announces 2023 Association Award Recipients

8 Individuals and 8 Programs Receive Association’s Highest Honors   WASHINGTON, February 1, 2023 – UPCEA, the leader in online and professional continuing education, has announced the recipients of the 2023 Association Awards. The UPCEA Association Awards program includes recognition of both individual and institutional achievement across the UPCEA membership. Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized…

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Innovation and Creation in Ever-Advancing Artificial Intelligence (The European Business Review)

Read Ray Schroeder’s perspective on what artificial intelligence means for the future.  We understand that artificial intelligence (AI) resulted in the loss of many blue-collar jobs as smart robots took over the manufacturing process. However, we now know that this generation of AI will have even greater impact in truly creative fields, including art and…

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ED Announces Negotiated Rulemaking with Distance Education, State Authorization, Among Others | Volunteers Sought – Policy Matters (January 2023)

Major Updates   Department of Education Announces Intent to Rewrite of State Authorization, Distance Education, Third-Party Servicers Among Others The Biden Administration announced in the first days of 2023 their intent to rework this year eight different areas of higher education regulations via negotiated rulemaking. The topics include many in which the UPCEA community has…

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Discover 12 Current Online Learning Trends (US News & World Report)

While hastily planned remote instruction differs from fully planned online college programs, education experts say a shift during the coronavirus pandemic accelerated the growth of online learning. Colleges are now poised to offer more choices in distance learning, but it takes time, expertise and resources to develop quality online degree programs, says Lisa Templeton, associate…

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Congressional Members Request Information from Department on OPM Revenue Sharing | Policy Matters (December 2022)

Major Updates Congressional Members Request Information from Department on OPM Revenue Sharing Following previous congressional outreach on the matter, a new letter to Secretary Cardona from Senators Murray, Warren, Smith, and House members Scott and DeLauro as been issued. It highlighted again the increased pressure from congress since the Government Accountability Office (GAO) earlier this…

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UPCEA Welcomes New Board and DEI Committee Members

WASHINGTON, December 15, 2022 – UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for college and university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, is pleased to announce the election of new officers and new directors to serve on the UPCEA Board of Directors. Elected in November, these individuals will assume their roles at the conclusion of the…

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Open the Title IV Door (Inside Higher Ed)

Student debt forgiveness—if ultimately allowed by the Supreme Court to go into effect—will not be enough to address the crisis of college affordability. For too many learners, higher education is just too costly—and risky—of an investment. Any amount of debt cancellation will mean very little without structural reforms that ensure we don’t repeat the mistakes of the…

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College Debt Isn’t Personal: Our Economic Security Is At Stake (Forbes)

President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program, which would erase up to $20,000 of debt for millions of Americans, has been both hailed as much-needed relief and derided as unfair. The argument against it frames the issue of college debt as a matter of personal choice: students opted to go to college—fully understanding the cost and…

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Awards of Excellence

Since 1953, UPCEA has recognized 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.