The Pulse of Higher Ed

Perspectives on Online and Professional Education
from UPCEA’s Research and Consulting Experts

New Report Reveals 61% of Higher Education Leaders Believe Continuing Education Units are Undervalued Compared to Traditional Departments

April 5, 2024

The 2024 State of Continuing Education study focused on institutions’ online and professional continuing education units program offerings, institutional support and capabilities, institutional integration and innovation, and continuing education collaboration and integration within the larger institution. Despite their role in shaping the modern learner’s journey, a staggering 61% of higher education leaders feel their professional,…

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UPCEA and Search Influence Higher Ed Marketing Metrics Research Report: What Gets Measured Gets Managed

April 5, 2024

With the beginning of the “demographic cliff” upon higher education, college and university leaders need to rethink their institutional strategies. For institutions to survive or thrive in a new economy driven by automation and artificial intelligence, college and university leaders need to reassess their programs, promotion, pricing, and packaging (stackability), as well as their processes…

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Migrating the Headwinds of Higher Education: How UPCEA-Partnered Research Helps Guide the Way

March 22, 2024

Higher education has been in a state of flux for the past five years, trying to maintain the strengths of its business model while adapting to new market conditions. For many institutions, they are choosing to transform, acknowledging the beginning of the demographic cliff and an automated economy. Recent data from the National Student Clearinghousei…

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Navigating the Wonderland of Higher Education: The Importance of Transparent Pathways

March 22, 2024

In the classic Disney movie Alice in Wonderland, one scene captivated me as a child: Alice, lost and bewildered in Tulgey Wood, desperately seeking direction amid nonsensical arrows and signposts. It is here that she first encounters the Cheshire Cat who, in his feeble attempt to provide guidance, leaves her even more confused than before. …

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Online Education Truly Coming of Age

March 20, 2024

When I was just beginning my career in higher education, after a couple of relatively short stints rebuilding television systems at two community colleges in Massachusetts, I landed the job of chief television engineer for the College of Engineering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The operation I worked within was then called the…

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