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UPCEA Holds National Forum for Online Education Policy

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SOURCE University Professional & Continuing Education Association

WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UPCEA, the Washington DC-based association for university leaders in professional, continuing, and online education, will convene the first major gathering of university chief online learning offices in the United States. The Annual UPCEA Online Leadership Roundtable will serve as a major source of online higher education policy in the country.

A collection of online education policy experts from the Department of Education, Capitol Hill, national think tanks, and academia will discuss the strategy and future of online learning. Rick Levin, CEO of Coursera and former president of Yale University and Deputy Under Secretary Jamienne S. Studley, U.S. Department of Education will join the discussion. For a full list of speakers, please visit: http://conferences.upcea.edu/roundtable/schedule.html

The event fills a critical need within higher education to provide a forum for mapping out a strategy for online learning that can transform institutions and prepare the nation's workforce to compete in the global economy.

"UPCEA institutions are at the forefront of offering online degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels," says Ray Schroeder, Director of UPCEA's Center for Online Leadership and Strategy and Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at University of Illinois Springfield.  "We are uniquely positioned to represent the broad continuum of online higher education."

Members of the media are invited to cover the event, held on June 18-19 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.

About UPCEA

A professional association for almost a century, UPCEA serves nearly 400 institutions, including most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. The association serves its members with innovative conferences and specialty seminars, research and benchmarking information, professional networking opportunities and timely publications. UPCEA builds greater awareness of the vital link between adult learners and public policy issues.  Visit www.upcea.edu.

CONTACT:
Kandace Gilligan
Director of Communications
UPCEA
202-400-2676

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