Online Continuing Ed Programs See Improved Staffing but Problems Remain (Inside Higher Ed)

March 27, 2024

Online continuing education programs saw improved staffing and increased support from institutional leadership in the last year, but still face many challenges, according to a new report released Tuesday.

The “State of Continuing Education 2024” from UPCEA, the organization previously known as the University Professional and Continuing Education Association, found that 45 percent of respondents said they have appropriate staff levels for their continuing education units. That’s more than double the 22 percent of respondents who agreed last year and the 21 percent in 2022.

“That is a massive shift from the last two years,” said Bruce Etter, UPCEA’s senior director of research and consulting. “I think support and buy-in from leadership is at a tipping point and translating to resources.”

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