UPCEA News February 2012
UPCEA Partners with Dow Lohnes to Provide Government Affairs Services
UPCEA has partnered with Dow Lohnes PLLC and its subsidiary Dow Lohnes Government Strategies (DLGS) to provide government affairs information to UPCEA members. Dow Lohnes is a leading law firm specializing in comprehensive legal and government relations services to the postsecondary education community.
Among other initiatives, Dow Lohnes Government Strategies was instrumental in the development of the new Congressional E-Learning Caucus.
UPCEA’s arrangement with Dow Lohnes and DLGS will allow Association members to have access to valuable briefings related to state legislative and regulatory issues, particularly in regard to the State Authorization Rule and other issues related to online education.
Dow Lohnes offers a suite of other services that can benefit UPCEA members. For more information about those services, please visit: http://www.dowlohnes.com/education/
Ray Schroeder Named UPCEA’s First Innovation Fellow
UPCEA has named Ray Schroeder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois at Springfield, as its first Innovation Fellow. Schroeder has a proven track record of national and international leadership in the application of digital technology to promote effective approaches to higher education. His vision and experience span the strategic, operational and pedagogical aspects of the field. As the Innovation Fellow for Digital Learning, Schroeder will serve UPCEA and its members with a combination of articles, white papers, webinars and consulting services through the Center for Research and Consulting. He is also the author of UPCEA’s daily “Online, Continuing, and Professional Education Update,” and is a frequent contributor to UPCEA’s quarterly newsletter, InFocus.
UPCEA’s CRC Releases Salary, Staffing, and Structure Report
The UPCEA Center for Research and Consulting has issued the UPCEA Salary, Staffing, and Structure Report, which reflects the results of the 2011 Management Survey. The report focuses on results specific to salary, staffing, and organizational issues. The CRC also plans to disseminate other findings analyses from the survey at a later date. To view the UPCEA Salary, Staffing and Structure report, click here (members only).
For more information, please contact CRC Director, Jim Fong, at email@example.com.
UPCEA Board of Directors Endorses New Strategic Plan
At the UPCEA Board of Directors meeting held January 24-25, 2012, Board members endorsed a revised Strategic Plan. UPCEA's new Strategic Plan calls for bold new directions for the 97-year-old Association. One of many noteworthy changes is the consolidation of Commissions, Communities of Practice, and Knowledge Networks into a single structure called "Networks.” (available to members only)
Members can view the final draft of the Plan here. The Institutional Representatives will vote on the plan at a luncheon and business meeting at the Annual Conference in Portland on March 28th.
UPCEA Forms Corporate Advisory Council
UPCEA has formed a Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) that will advise the UPCEA Washington Office on the field of adult, professional, continuing, and online education and provide input on how to evolve corporate relations for the mutual benefit of UPCEA, its member institutions, and the corporate community.
The Council will be comprised of invited CEO or senior-level representatives from the corporate community, and UPCEA’s Chief Executive Officer, Chief Learning Officer, and Director of Corporate Relations.
Currently, the following organizations serve on the Council: B Virtual Inc., InsideTrack, Demand Engine, CAMPOS INC., and Dow Lohnes PLLC.
For more information regarding the CAC, please contact Director of Corporate Relations, Cheri Simpson at firstname.lastname@example.org