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Past Webinars + Recordings

Past webinar recordings are available to UPCEA members. Interested in membership or unsure if your institution is already an UPCEA member? Learn more about membership. To see our current roster of webinars, visit the events page. 

Webinar: GO ON - A pedagogical, technologically friendly approach
Originally held September 18, 2019, 2:00-3:00 PM ET
Hosted by the UPCEA International Network and RECLA
Bloom's taxonomy (to remember, to understand, to apply, to analyze, to evaluate and to create), the VARK model (visual, audiovisual, reading / writing and kinesthesia) and the ICT criterion (“ICT: Technology, Information and Communication” interaction, accessibility and reliability), are the fundamental criteria that govern the “GO ON” methodology, which through the research model (design, planning, implementation and evaluation) present an action plan that demonstrate how to apply it in face-to-face, virtual or mixed classes.

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A Phased Approach to Online Student Onboarding
Originally held August 14, 2019 @ 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
Hosted by the Marketing, Enrollment, and Student Services Network
This webinar will discuss various approaches that Southeast Online at Southeast Missouri State University utilizes to increase retention and student persistence. We will share strategies for creating wrap-around student services through a student’s on-boarding process. Focused discussion will occur regarding the use of a two-part online orientation, communication matrix, and website. Participants will walk away understanding the importance of a streamlined on-boarding process and how to provide just-in-time information to meet new students where they are.


  • Leah Michel, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Andrea Thompson, Southeast Missouri State University

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Agile and Scrum at University of Washington Continuum College (UWC²) 

Originally held August 7, 2019 2:00 - 3:00 PM ET

UWC² (University of Washington, Continuum College) began using elements of Scrum in projects as early as 2012 and it's first fully Scrum project began in the fall of 2014. Our broader adoption of Agile principles has followed from the use of Scrum to include a strong focus on pragmatic project management and more recently portfolio management. In this talk, I will explain our emphasis on distinguishing between Agile and Scrum, provide additional detail on our journey, and discuss some of the key learnings we’ve had along the way.


  • Chris Powell, University of Washington, Continuum College


  • Nicole Westrick, Temple University

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How to Submit a Killer Awards Nomination/Session Proposal

Originally held May 15, 2019 2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

What makes an award nomination or a concurrent session proposal “killer”? In this specially-crafted webinar, gather tips, resources, and best practices directly from UPCEA members who excel in this arena: chairs of our regions and our Association Awards committee, as well as members of our events committees such as the Annual Conference and Marketing and Enrollment Management Seminar. Hear their stories, learn about upcoming opportunities to submit, and ask questions of these extraordinary volunteer leaders. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to showcase your own ideas and to spotlight your organizational awesomeness!

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Re-positioning and Re-engineering the Liberal Arts Degree
Originally held April 17, 2019   2:00 - 3:00 PM EST

As our education ecosystems continue to emphasize and push people toward STEM degrees and training and away from the liberal arts, what can and should liberal arts programs do? Do liberal arts programs have a place in our skill-based economy? It is well-known that demand for technical skills that come from STEM programs is high, but can liberal arts colleges and programs better position what they offer to better position students for success? Recent research indicates that the demand exceeds supply for jobs related to artificial intelligence, robotics and analytics, professions requiring a liberal arts degree may be decreasing. UPCEA and Emsi are conducting research with recent liberal arts graduates and employers to determine new strategies for the future liberal arts graduate in the new economy.


  • Jim Fong, UPCEA
  • Rob Sentz, Emsi

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Previewing the UPCEA 2019 Annual Conference
Originally held March 20, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Are you new to UPCEA? Is this year’s Annual Conference your first? Interested in knowing more about the content featured at UPCEA’s largest event to date? Join UPCEA President Sandi Pershing, Annual Conference Chair Rovy Branon, and other volunteer leaders as they share their favorite elements of the upcoming 2019 Annual Conference. Whether attending or just curious about the content, this preview is filled with insider tips on getting the most out of the conference.


  • Sandi Pershing, University of Utah
  • Rovy Branon, University of Washington
  • Asim Ali, Auburn University
  • Karen Bull, Syracuse University
  • Bob Hansen, UPCEA


  • Amy Heitzman, UPCEA
  • Jacqueline Romero, UPCEA

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Best Practices in Cultivating International Partnerships
Originally held March 13, 2019 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Hosted by the UPCEA International Network

Establishing and managing successful partnerships with universities is a key aspect of internationalization for many institutions. As continuing education programs find future growth overseas, and increase global student mobility, they quickly discover that cultivating partnerships often takes longer than expected and there are many speed bumps along the way. In this webinar, members of UPCEA's International Network will showcase lessons learned from partnerships with universities and secondary schools in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia, as well as share a case study on developing strategic partnerships to increase global student mobility at US institutions. No two partnerships are the same and every institution has different policies and procedures for Memorandum of Understanding (MOUs) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOAs). So, whether you've been tasked with forging a partnership for the first time or you've done a few, this informative webinar will provide helpful strategies.


  • Breeda McGrath, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Terry Borg, Northern  Illinois University
  • Marissa Lombardi, Education First
  • John Caron, Endicott College

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Get ON BOARD: How to Fully Utilize Your UPCEA Membership and Benefits

Originally held February 21 + 25, 2019 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Join this presentation to learn the ins and outs of what is included in an UPCEA membership and how to get the most out of UPCEA!

Attendees of this webinar will learn:

  • Information about UPCEA’s website
  • How to use your member portal and member benefits it provides
  • Facts about UPCEA conferences and what members receive
  • Details on how to use CORe, UPCEA’s networking platform and home to UPCEA research
  • Where to find your “professional home” in an UPCEA Network and how to join
  • Volunteer leadership opportunities within UPCEA and how to grow within the Association
  • How to showcase your department or an individual with our highly respected Awards Program

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