University Professional and Continuing Education Association

MIT Professional Education Executive Director Bhaskar Pant Honored with National Leadership in Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MIT Professional Education Executive Director, Bhaskar Pant, has been selected as the winner of the first ever UPCEA Leadership in Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) a leading association for professional, continuing and online education.

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  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MIT Professional Education Executive Director, Bhaskar Pant, has been selected as the winner of the first ever UPCEA Leadership in Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) a leading association for professional, continuing and online education.
  • After a nationwide search, Bhaskar has been selected to receive the national 2021 UPCEA Leadership in Diversity and Inclusive Excellence Award.
  • This inaugural award recognizes outstanding accomplishment by an individual who represents 'best practices and demonstrates a positive impact in promoting a cultural shift in the organization that promotes diversity and inclusive excellence'".
  • For 70 years, MIT Professional Education has been providing technical professionals worldwide a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise, through advanced education programs designed specifically for them.

New Certificate Helps Colleges and Universities Launch Online Programs

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 2:30pm

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- UPCEA , the Washington, D.C.-based association for college and university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, today announced the launch of a new partnership that will provide on-demand training to help colleges and universities build their own online programs.

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  • WASHINGTON, May 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- UPCEA , the Washington, D.C.-based association for college and university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, today announced the launch of a new partnership that will provide on-demand training to help colleges and universities build their own online programs.
  • "The collaboration with iDesign will help more colleges and universities develop their internal capacity to create online learning experiences that attract students and prepare them for in-demand careers."
  • Founded in 1915, UPCEA has for more than a hundred years supported the colleges and universities serving adult learners.
  • About iDesign:iDesign partners with colleges and universities to build, grow and support online and blended programs.

UPCEA and SmartBrief Launch Higher Education News Service

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 8:08pm

On Tuesday, June 18, SmartBrief and UPCEA, the association for professional, continuing, and online education, launched the UPCEA Briefing powered by SmartBrief.

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  • On Tuesday, June 18, SmartBrief and UPCEA, the association for professional, continuing, and online education, launched the UPCEA Briefing powered by SmartBrief.
  • UPCEA also furthers public awareness of higher education in the public policy arena.
  • The expertise shared by the UPCEA community in the UPCEA Briefing helps reinvent higher education by expanding educational access with innovative, entrepreneurial approaches, said Robert Hansen, CEO of UPCEA.
  • The UPCEA Briefing is specially curated to meet the information needs of the higher education professional.

Workcred, APLU, and UPCEA Awarded Lumina Grant to Connect Degrees and Certifications

Monday, December 17, 2018 - 8:15pm

Yet there is often a lack of awareness of how certifications can be used to achieve better educational outcomes.

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  • Yet there is often a lack of awareness of how certifications can be used to achieve better educational outcomes.
  • Workcred aims to strengthen workforce quality by improving the credentialing system, through preparing employers, workers, educators, and governments to use credentials effectively.
  • "Most of all, we are thrilled to help bridge the divide between all stakeholders, so that certifications can add value to the U.S.
  • For more than 100 years, UPCEA has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America.

UPCEA Recognizes University of Wisconsin-Extension for Excellence in Online Learning

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 11:01pm

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Council for Online Education announced today that the University of Wisconsin-Extension successfully completed the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership Review program, demonstrating consistent excellence throughout its online programs.

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  • WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Council for Online Education announced today that the University of Wisconsin-Extension successfully completed the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership Review program, demonstrating consistent excellence throughout its online programs.
  • The UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership Review program evaluates seven key aspects of online education programs using a rigorous review process and issues digital badges, in partnership with Credly, to qualifying colleges and universities to mark their achievement.
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was the first to be recognized through the same review process in March.
  • "The University of Wisconsin-Extension Continuing Education, Outreach, and E-Learning has been both strategic and mission-driven in its approach to online initiatives, demonstrating entrepreneurship and also the necessary operational follow-through," said Ray Schroeder, lead reviewer and founding director of the National Council for Online Education, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning, University of Illinois-Springfield.

Four Organizations Partner on Public Policy for Adult Learners at June Summit

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 12:30pm

This is the first time these four organizations have joined together to focus on policy related to online and adult learners.

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  • This is the first time these four organizations have joined together to focus on policy related to online and adult learners.
  • The organizations will then create an advocacy brief from these working sessions and input from the partnering organizations.
  • "Policy is such an important aspect of serving the adult learner," Bob Hansen, CEO of UPCEA said.
  • Based in Washington, D.C., UPCEA also builds greater awareness of the vital link between contemporary learners and public policy issues.