Resources

UPCEA is your one-stop shop for all things professional, continuing, and online education. Find qualified candidates for open positions via our Career Center, stay ahead of the pressing issues in our field with timely and topical publications, and more.

Online Education Leadership

The resources, tools, and network you need to run a successful online enterprise

UPCEA is dedicated to advancing quality online learning at the institutional level. UPCEA is uniquely focused on excellence at the highest levels – leadership, administration, strategy – applying a macro lens to the online teaching and learning enterprise. Its engaged members include the stewards of online learning at most of the leading universities in the nation.

UPCEA advances online learning by providing:

  • professional development and events
  • industry-leading networking
  • quality standards and best practices
  • research and benchmarking
  • advocacy; and
  • consulting

UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence

Standards, aspirations, and principles essential to a successful enterprise

UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership

Online education is now critical for the future of America’s universities.Institutions can no longer establish a presence in this arena without a concerted institutional strategy and structure to accomplish this now major undertaking.

The UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership are an attempt to articulate those features and principles that will create opportunities for students that far exceed anything already achieved in higher education, take pedagogy to a new level, and demonstrate the capacity of universities to be an even more vital force in our society.

UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Professional and Continuing Education

The Hallmarks of Excellence in Professional and Continuing Education are an opportunity to define a set of standards that reflect the ambitions, potential, and importance of the PCE unit’s work—standards few achieve often enough to be complacent. Commitment to mission, enrollments, innovation, and academic excellence are the inseparable aspirations of professional and continuing educators.

These Hallmarks of Excellence presume that professional and continuing education is central, pervasive, and critical within institutions of higher learning—crossing internal boundaries and extending external ones, promoting change, and responding to current dynamics that convert challenges into opportunities.

Benchmarking Research & Consulting

Data you can use, and the experts to help you get it

UPCEA offers the gold standard of research and benchmarking information in the industry through its Center for Research and Strategy. Under the experienced leadership of Jim Fong, the Center conducts several free studies per year for the benefit of all UPCEA members.

Whether you need benchmarking studies, market research for a new program, or specific information to evaluate and develop strategies to take your online programs and instructional design to the next level, UPCEA Consulting is the right choice. Consulting is offered via the Center for Research and Strategy and the National Council for Online Education. UPCEA also offers Peer Review Teams for on-site visits.

Career Center

Job Board - Connect the right person with the right role for your team

UPCEA offers online job recruitment advertisement on its website. Ads are posted immediately for members and within 2-3 business days for non-members. Ads are posted for 60 days. UPCEA also provides social media and publication promotion of job listings.

To submit an ad:

  • If you want to post a job ad and have a UPCEA login, click here.
  • If you are a non-UPCEA member: Please complete our online job ad form.

Benefits of a UPCEA Job Ad:

  • Prominent mention in one of our UPCEA Briefing email communications sent to all UPCEA Members
  • Tweeted from our UPCEA Twitter Account (@UPCEA)
  • Posted to our Facebook and LinkedIn pages

Rates:

Member Rate: $500

Non-member Rate: $675

If you have any questions or problems with posting a position on our Job Board, or are a third party posting on behalf of an organization and need to receive the member rate, please contact Brandan Kaiser at bkaiser@upcea.edu or 202-844-4242.

For UPCEA internal positions, please follow the instructions for applying. We do not accepting calls from recruiters.

There are no refunds given for job ads. Credit card payment due prior to posting of ads. Ads will not be posted until credit card payment has been received

Executive Search with AGB Search

UPCEA has partnered with AGB Search to bring full executive search capabilities to professional, continuing, and online education. AGB Search is focused exclusively on all aspects of executive search for higher education institutions.

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Publications

The timely and topical information you need

UPCEA Briefing

UPCEA's e-newsletter, the UPCEA Briefing powered by SmartBrief, contains blog posts and articles of relevance to issues of national and international importance in professional, continuing and online higher education community. Sign up for the UPCEA Briefing powered by SmartBrief

Unbound: Reinventing Higher Education

Unbound: Reinventing Higher Education is an online journal intended for all those who are interested in higher education issues, especially those that affect adult students. The name 'Unbound' calls to mind the many innovations that are taking place in education across our country and our world, where technology is helping us break the bonds of space and time to make education accessible to a broad audience. As educators, we no longer have to think in terms of limits, whether those are drawn by campus boundaries, geographic location, or even conventional definitions of school and community.

The possibilities for the future are boundless, and we hope to hear from those who are helping to lead the way. 

UPCEA Blogs

Catch up on the latest news from the UPCEA blog suite

Special Edition Policy Matters | Major Covid-19 Stimulus Bill Passed + ED Releases Substantial Draft Regulations on Distance Ed, CBE, Credit Hour + More (April 2020)

By UPCEA | April 9, 2020

Major Updates Major Coronavirus Relief Bill (CARES Act) Passes | Provides Financial Aid Relief, $30B+ Stabilization Fund for Education After temporarily stalled negotiations, Congress has passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package in response to the Covid-19 crisis, the CARES Act, the largest package of its kind ever passed into law. Higher education advocates, including UPCEA,…

2020 UPCEA Benchmarking Research Agenda

By UPCEA | April 7, 2020

Did you know that each year, UPCEA members receive benchmarking data from the Center for Research and Strategy, directed by Jim Fong? UPCEA benchmarking research is not just the industry standard—it is also a nonprofit service designed for institutions like yours. Look out for these forthcoming studies to benchmark your unit to others in the…

A Glimpse into the Future Economy after the Pandemic

By UPCEA | April 3, 2020

COVID-19 has certainly changed our world, with more suffering yet to come. Many tragedies have reshaped society and the world economy. After the destruction and loss of life from 9/11, the financial markets and economy suffered in the short-term, but certain industries experienced longer lasting effects, primarily the airline, insurance, food and energy sectors. This…

Planning for Mode of Course Delivery in Summer and Fall

By UPCEA | April 3, 2020

As many of us are still grappling with the daily details of remote delivery of campus classes, we must turn our eyes to the summer and fall. Many of us have been working day and night to launch our campuswide remote learning response to the virus. Exhausting as that is, we should carve out some…

UPCEA Welcomes Seven New Board Members

By UPCEA | April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 – UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for college and university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, welcomed two new officers and five new directors to serve on the UPCEA Board of Directors during a virtual Board meeting on March 18. “On behalf of the Board Development committee and the entire…

Wellesley College Associate Provost and Founding Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives Nancy Coleman Serve as UPCEA Board President-Elect

By UPCEA | April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 – UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, welcomed Dr. Nancy Coleman as the association’s 2020-21 Board President-Elect during a virtual Board of Directors Meeting on March 18. Coleman is Associate Provost and Founding Director of Strategic Growth Initiatives at Wellesley College.  As UPCEA…

University of Washington Continuum College Vice Provost Rovy Branon to Serve as UPCEA Board President

By UPCEA | April 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2020 – UPCEA, the Washington, D.C.-based association for university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, welcomed Dr. Rovy Branon as the association’s 2020-21 Board President during a virtual Board of Directors meeting on March 18. Branon is vice provost for the University of Washington Continuum College. Branon notes that the timing…

Leading Digital Learning Organizations Partner to Establish National Council for Online Education

By UPCEA | April 1, 2020

For Immediate Release   OLC, QM, UPCEA, WCET join forces to advance online and digital postsecondary education   WASHINGTON, April 1, 2020 – Four leading organizations in higher education and digital learning today announced a partnership to establish the National Council for Online Education (NCOE), creating a formidable voice for online and digital education within…

Subscription Rather Than Tuition

By UPCEA | March 26, 2020

What if we subscribed to learning and educational engagement throughout our careers? A huge trend has swept the world over the past few decades. While few have connected the otherwise disassociated patterns, there is an unmistakable increase in subscription-based models. The rise of leasing has grown to more than 30 percent of all new car transactions;…

Policy Matters | US Dept of Education Issues Guidance for Higher Education + Congressional Action on COVID-19; UPCEA Advocacy and Resources (March 2020)

By UPCEA | March 24, 2020

Much congressional action has been taken since the COVID-19 crisis began. A bill that provides tax relief for businesses to support paid sick leave and free coronavirus testing; one authorizing $8.3 billion to help government agencies respond to the virus; and a bill protecting GI Bill housing benefits for online veteran students, are all now…

Professional, Continuing, and Online Education Update by UPCEA

A curated, daily update of news, research, and trends brought to you by our Director of the National Council for Online Education, Ray Schroeder. See what's the latest in Professional, Continuing, and Online news!

Virtually Inspired

Showcasing innovations in online learning

From holographs and educational games, to drones and robots, 21st century educators are forging new and amazing trails in technology-enhanced teaching and learning. UPCEA and Drexel University Online (DUO) are pleased to welcome you to Virtually Inspired, your resource center for high-quality videos illuminating how educators worldwide are utilizing the latest technologies in online and blended education.