Higher education conference brings together top education leaders

March 29, 2013

Leaders from professional associations, colleges, and institutions from across the U.S. will convene in Boston April 3-5, 2013 for the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) annual conference. Academic leaders of the College of Professional Studies will participate as presenters and panelists, discussing topics such as how institutions are reshaping their marketing, enrollment, and online strategies to fit with today’s evolving education model.

This year’s conference entitled, Disruption 2.0: Game-Changers in Professional, Continuing, and Online Education, will focus on how institutions are responding to disruption with innovative “game-changers” that are re-shaping higher education.

Administration at the College of Professional Studies will demonstrate thought leadership on the following topics, which can be found on the conference’s program.

The Lab for Innovation: Disruptive Models from Idea to Reality – Thursday, April 4, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

The Disruptive Challenges of International Programs: A View from Two Universities – Thursday, April 4, 3:45 – 4:45 PM

A Call to Action: The PCE Innovation Priorities Articulated by the Consuming Public – Thursday, April 4, 3:45 – 4:45 PM

The Carnegie Unit Doesn’t Work: Defining a Credit Hour for Online Courses – Thursday, April 4, 3:45 – 4:45 PM

A Highly Collaborative Approach to Strategic Enrollment Management: Using a Data-Driven Approach to Assess Enrollment and Curricular Strength of Adult Education Programs – Friday, April 5, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Online Faculty Training and Support Using the Easee Model – Friday, April 5, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Game Changers in Online Education: Leadership Panel – Friday, April 5, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. Founded in 1915, UPCEA now serves more than 350 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. Based in Washington, D.C., UPCEA builds greater awareness of the vital link between adult learners and public policy issues.


Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) is committed to providing career-focused educational programs that are designed to accommodate the complex lives of motivated learners. Offered in a variety of innovative formats, CPS courses are taught by accomplished scholars and practitioners who have real-world experience. The result is an educational experience founded on proven scholarship, strengthened with practical application, and sustained by academic excellence.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a comprehensive, global research university. The university offers more than 80 undergraduate majors and more than 165 graduate programs, ranging from professional master’s degrees to interdisciplinary PhD programs. Northeastern’s research enterprise is aligned with three national imperatives: health, security and sustainability. Northeastern students participate in co-op and other forms of experiential learning in 90 countries on all seven continents.