Online Administration Track

Distance education and online learning continue to move from the margins to the mainstream. UPCEA members are leading our institutions and creating new and innovative learning opportunities for students. This often makes UPCEA members integral to the development and implementation of institutional strategies for distance education and online learning, as well as the experts on operational models for online administration.
With this shift comes a responsibility to continually re-think our services and structures for learners, not just at the administrative level, but about the learning experience in general. We must strive to understand learner expectations and examine the barriers to their goals and aspirations. We must continue to push the boundaries of cost savings for these learners and provide pathways for career mobility while still supporting our faculty as they design innovative learning experiences.
Presentations involving multiple organizations and international partners as well as content which may be scaled or optimized by attendees from a wide range of institutions and credit-bearing scenarios (credit, noncredit, alternative credential, etc.) are strongly encouraged.
Proposals for this track may include (but are not limited to) the following topics:
Leadership, administration, and operations of distance/online education:

  • Team approaches to creating and managing online operations
  • Balancing operational goals and resources
  • Supporting new and innovative learning opportunities with fixed resources
  • Centralized, decentralized, and hybrid operational models in distance education
  • Leveraging partnerships with third-parties to improve operations
  • Regulatory compliance and the impact on distance education operations

Supporting online teaching and learning:

  • Competency and mastery-based approaches to course design
  • Exploring learning analytics
  • Leveraging in-house teams to create new learning experiences
  • Effective faculty development models
  • Emerging trends and practices in online teaching professional development

Learn more about the Online Administration Network. 


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