Online Administration Network

The Online Administration Network (OA) serves as a bridge between the administrative functions of online learning (marketing, online student services, program development, etc.) and the design of online learning. Participation in the OA Network provides access to authentic institutional online operational models, best practice trends in online management, professional analysis of learning design applications, and the formulation of best practices in the use of technology and learning design in online instruction.

OA members have access to a community of UPCEA members with similar interests and needs to help you negotiate current issues and opportunities. Members can also participate in unique professional development forums such as the Summit for Online Leadership and Administration + Roundtable. 

Who Should Join?

The Online Administration Network serves all sorts of professionals, and the following individuals may find value in the conversations and connections:

  • Chief Online Learning Officers
  • Online Program Coordinators
  • Deans 
  • Provosts
  • Administrators
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Vice Presidents
  • ...and all other interested UPCEA Members!

Join the Discussion

Log in to CORe, UPCEA's member community and online networking space where you can ask, answer or search for questions on relevant topics. Get advice, answers and ideas from your colleagues online via CORe, UPCEA's professional networking platform.

Your membership gives you full access to:

  • Active conversations, and the chance to ask your questions in real time
  • Robust search of conversation archive
  • A diverse resource library
  • UPCEA's entire member directory
  • Exclusive member content -- including benchmarking studies, conference session slides, and webinar recordings

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, but are not limited to, 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. 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.

Attend Network Events

The OA Network curates webinars and coffee chats throughout the year, on a number of topics related to the work of the Network. Check out the events page linked below and keep an eye out for our upcoming events.

Today, the field of professional, continuing, online education is characterized by engagement in very complex, highly specialized areas of practice. UPCEA’s eight Networks are designed to serve professionals practicing in the key areas that define this vibrant and growing sector of higher education.


Networks are open to any UPCEA Member. Members can join any one (or multiple) of these networks by logging in to their profile, going down to My Networks + Committees then click "Browse Networks + Committees". Select the network you would like to join, and click "Join this Network/Committee".

Volunteer and grow as a leader, presenter, or mentor.

Take an active role in your membership! Members are encouraged to serve as volunteer leaders. There are many ways to get involved! Click below and let us know how you'd like to volunteer with UPCEA.

Have a question about the Network? Ask a volunteer leader!

UPCEA Network Leadership is composed of UPCEA members who serve in these roles. Below you can find a current listing of this year's network leadership team. To learn more about becoming a volunteer, click here.

2022-2023

Leadership Team

Ann Taylor

CHAIR

Penn State University
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Suzana Diaz Rosencrans

CHAIR-ELECT

University of Texas at San Antonio
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Paul Huckett

PAST CHAIR

Johns Hopkins University
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Reba-Anna Lee

VICE CHAIR, ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SPECIAL EVENTS

Northwestern University
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Reggie Jackson

VICE CHAIR, ANNUAL CONFERENCE & SPECIAL EVENTS

Northwestern University
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Bettyjo Bouchey

VICE CHAIR, AWARDS & RECOGNITION

National Louis University
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Melissa Nakamura

VICE CHAIR, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

University of Hawai'i
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Olysha Magruder

VICE CHAIR, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Johns Hopkins University
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Mel Edwards

VICE CHAIR, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Purdue University
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Stevie Rocco

VICE CHAIR, COMMUNICATIONS

Penn State University
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Carmin Chan

VICE CHAIR, AT-LARGE

University of Arizona
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Beth Romanski

VICE CHAIR, AT-LARGE

Maryland University of Integrative Health
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Get Involved with UPCEA

Professional development isn't just about attending sessions. Get involved with UPCEA to meet members from other institutions, share the great work your institution is doing, and hone your own skills. From submitting a session proposal for a conference or an article for a publication to serving as a volunteer on a conference planning committee, there are as many ways to engage with us!

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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.