Beyond the Headlines: A Decision-Making Rubric for the Next Phase of Online Program Growth

As the number of online degrees have proliferated in recent years, it is even more important for institutions to take a more thoughtful approach to program selection. Often, a university must consider key issues like course offerings and schedules, degree specialization, and admissions requirements in order to offer a competitive online degree.

In this webinar offered 11/12/2014, academic leaders from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Ohio University discussed the key market forces that are present today, and how universities can best position their prospective degrees in the market. Panelists provided practical insights and recommendations on how to handle the change management for a university to offer competitive degree programs.

The participants in this webinar learned about:

  • How to effectively plan for the online marketplace, validate program expansion, and reduce risk
  • How to influence change across the institution to prepare to take degrees online
  • Key considerations when evaluating online program management services

More details and a copy of the webinar slides, are available here.

2015 Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy

As a current member of the advisory council for the UPCEA Center for Online Leadership and Strategy, I’m passing along this notice about the upcoming 2015 Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy. I highly recommend this conference to all those engaged in the leadership of online program delivery and I hope you’ll join me there. ~ Jason Rhode @jasonrhode

Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy

Join key campus leaders — presidents, provosts, deans and practitioners directly engaged in the management and delivery of online programs — at the 2015 Summit for Online Leadership and Strategy in San Antonio this January!

Attend concurrent and general sessions on pivotal challenges and opportunities including the strategic growth of online programs, virtual leadership, online marketing, competency-based education, predictive analytics, and more.

Don’t let the early bird registration rate pass you by – be sure to register before December 8th to save $50! Remember that groups of four or more can receive a 10 percent discount on their group registration. Call the UPCEA office at 202-659-3130 for more information.

See you in January!

Amy Heitzman, Ph.D.
Chief Learning Officer, UPCEA

SARA: Navigating State Authorization Amidst Emerging Reciprocity

SARA: Navigating State Authorization Amidst Emerging Reciprocity - April 2014 Webinar

In this 4/15/14 webinar Jenny Parks, director of the Midwestern State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement, and other experts in this field presented information for institutions navigating the complex landscape of state authorization. Topics included the history and current state of federal involvement in the process, ways to organize institutional data and oversight for state authorization, a discussion of “good faith” efforts, the facets of state authorization that will and will not be addressed by SARA (state authorization reciprocity agreement), and an update on the status of SARA across the nation.

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