Program Planning and Oversight in Professional, Continuing, and Online Education - February 2021
Includes a Live Event on 02/24/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)
How do those in professional, continuing, and online education create their program portfolio? How are resources marshalled and managed? This module explores how an often unique mix of programs can be designed, developed, and delivered -- on-campus, on-site, and online.
Dr. Julie Uranis
Vice President for Online and Strategic Initiatives
Julie Uranis serves as the Vice President for Online and Strategic Initiatives at UPCEA. She also serves as the Managing Director of the National Council for Online Education. Uranis is a part-time lecturer at Eastern Michigan University, the University of Illinois-Springfield, and a founding faculty member in UPCEA’s Professional Development Program. Prior to joining UPCEA she led the distance learning and continuing and professional development teams at Western Kentucky University as the Director of Distance Learning and Innovation. She began her career at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) where she held both teaching and administrative positions. Uranis has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, a Master of Science in Technology Studies, and a Graduate Certificate in Community College Leadership from EMU. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Uranis’ research, publications, and consulting work focus on professional, continuing and online education with attention to program planning and development, organizational efficiency and operations, student and faculty support, and budget models.
Uranis has been active with various organizations throughout her professional career including UPCEA, serving on the Executive Committee, Board of Directors and in other volunteer leadership roles; the Association of Continuing Higher Education, serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Continuing Education; the Kentucky Distance Learning Steering Committee, having served as meeting convener and WKU’s representative; the Blackboard Executive CBE Advisory Council; and other regional community groups and higher education associations.
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