UPCEA: University Professional and Continuing Education Association
Upcoming Events

2017 Annual Conference

March 22-24, 2017
Chicago, IL

2017 Summit for Online Leadership
Online Leadership Roundtable

June 14-16, 2017
San Diego, CA

Research and Consulting

The UPCEA Center for Research and Marketing Strategy offers the gold standard of research and benchmarking information in the professional, continuing, and online education field.  Under the experienced leadership of Jim Fong, the Center conducts several free studies per year on timely issues for the benefit of the UPCEA membership at large, in addition to numerous custom studies for individual members that are considerably more affordable than the private sector.
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Online Leadership

UPCEA's national Center for Online Leadership is uniquely focused on the factors that are crucial to a successful online enterprise: leadership, strategy, financial models, marketing and program development, student services, and effective partnerships. Founding Director Ray Schroeder is a leading expert in online education whose insights are transforming the way institutions leverage online education as a critical strategic asset.  

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UPCEA members have access to a wealth of resources focused on supporting both continuing education and quality online and blended programs. Whether through timely online publications addressing cutting-edge trends and topics, frequent webinars on actionable subjects, or extensive on-demand access to conference session content via the Online Pass, UPCEA has the resources you need. 

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The growth of the adult market and online learning is transforming higher education.

Are you ready to lead the transformation at your college or university? Is your institution poised to capitalize on the opportunities these challenges present?

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CORe (Collaborative Online Relationships) is UPCEA’s online member community. All members have access to CORe, and are able to ask, answer, and search for questions on relevant topics. Members also have access to exclusive member content – including benchmarking studies, conference session slides, and webinar recordings – through CORe.
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Get Involved

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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Job Board

Looking for that perfect person to fill an open position at your institution? Get the responses you want from the UPCEA job board. UPCEA hosts online job recruitment advertisements for both UPCEA members and non-members. 
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Through its board-level Policy Committee and government affairs partners, Thompson Coburn and Cooley LLP, UPCEA advocates for the new majority in higher education – non-traditional students. UPCEA has established federal policy objectives based on member input that align with the broad national goals of increasing degree attainment, building tomorrow’s workforce, and strengthening America’s competitiveness in the global economy.