UIS Memberships in Educational Associations
The Online Learning Consortium
“The Online Learning Consortium (formerly The Sloan Consortium) is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of online education” (from OLC website)
University Professional Continuing Education Association
“UPCEA serves its membership and the public interest in a variety of ways, including:”
- Enhancing the ability of higher education institutions to provide high quality, continuing education programs by promoting standards of good practice in continuing higher education;
- Furthering public awareness about continuing higher education’s role in human resource development by articulating national policies and initiatives addressing workforce needs and by sponsoring national conferences and seminars on topics such as environmental education, programs for precollegiate youth, the plight of displaced professionals, programs for adults of retirement age, and many more;
- Collecting data on administrative practices, such as management, marketing, and curricula design, issuing regular reports, and through its biennial Lifelong Learning Trends compendium of statistics on the growth of continuing higher education;
- Sharing scholarship through its continuing higher education book series, professional journal Continuing Higher Education Review, and sharing news about colleagues and program trends through its monthly newsletter; and
- Promoting excellence through a program of awards that recognize outstanding continuing higher education leadership, educational programs, student services, college and university administrators and faculty, and continuing education students” (from UPCEA website)
EDUCAUSE helps those who lead, manage, and use information technology to shape strategic decisions at every level. EDUCAUSE actively engages with colleges and universities, corporations, foundations, government, and other nonprofit organizations to further the mission of transforming higher education through the use of information technology.
Through various programs and activities, EDUCAUSE and its members contribute to thought leadership on major issues, help clarify the current environment, document effective practices, and highlight how emerging trends and technologies may influence the evolution of IT in higher education.
EDUCAUSE members are at the crossroads of important higher education issues and address a spectrum of challenges including enterprise systems, strategic leadership, teaching and learning, cybersecurity, identity management, and more.