UPCEA News March 2012
New Strategic Plan and Bylaws Pass Unanimously at Annual Conference
The UPCEA 97th Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon in late March was the culmination of 15 months of planning, transition and revitalization for the association. Attendance was up 10 percent from last year, reaching nearly 600 participants, and UPCEA members unanimously approved a new strategic plan and associated bylaws.
The strategic plan focused on strengthening membership value by transforming professional development, research and information, advocacy efforts, infrastructure and business practices, and the organizational structure. The most visible change for members was the creation of “Networks” that represent six practice areas of expertise within the profession. Networks include:
Leadership & Strategy
Marketing, Enrollment & Student Services
Online Management & Design
Outreach, Engagement & Economic Development
Program Development & Innovation
This new streamlined model replaces the old UPCEA commissions, communities of practice, and knowledge networks. Details about Networks can be found here and the Network Transition Committee Report.