Programs and Services
Recognizing that the online learning environment is changing almost by the day, the Director of COL, Ray Schroeder, provides rapid responses for members seeking expert advice—or a “second opinion.” Members receive a response via email within 24 hours. Members can also schedule thirty-minute phone consultations with the Director of COL free of charge. Click here for more info.
Benchmarking Studies and Research
COL coordinates with UPCEA’s Center for Research and Marketing Strategy to conduct benchmarking studies and other research related to online education. In the past, UPCEA partnered with NASPA and Inside Track to benchmark student services and student success infrastructure for online learners, and partnered with WCET to survey institutional responses to the state regulation of online learning.
The Director of COL, Ray Schroeder, is available for onsite consultations and training sessions. Members receive discounted prices. Typical services include:
- Comprehensive review of online infrastructure, strategy, programs, services, etc. (sometimes this form of consultation requires a team of visitors that includes other content experts – adult professional continuing education, market analysis, etc.)
- Deans Day or Administrative Retreat is a half-day or full-day retreat to discuss strategies for new program implementation, faculty load, online support services, faculty development, online student retention, and a host of related topics customized to meet the needs of the institution.
- Faculty Day is a half-day or full-day workshop with faculty members to address the effective pedagogy and technology of online teaching and learning. Other topics that may be covered include active learning, time management for the online faculty member, engagement of online students, introduction to data analytics, and more.
Annual Event Dedicated to Online Leadership and Strategy
Online Leadership Roundtable
“Ray Schroeder has for many years championed online learning as a national leader and a well-respected academic. Ray has brought his passion for innovation in online learning and the access it affords students to UPCEA. He will be a tremendous resource to UPCEA members, whether they are seeking to move into distance education or already have well-established programs.”
- Tom Gibbons, Northwestern University