Leaders in Professional, Continuing and Online Education

Program Planning and Oversight in Professional, Continuing, and Online Education - February 2021

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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

UPCEA

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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Competencies
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Navigating the Course
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Course Intro - Engage (Zoom) Meeting - Wednesday 02/24/2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM (Eastern)
02/24/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
02/24/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes During our first call, we’ll do some introductions, go over the design and pacing of the course, and share our past experiences with program planning. In this and all Zoom calls we’ll follow ‘Vegas Rules’ (what happens in the zoom room stays in the zoom room) - we will talk more about that during our session. While our session will be recorded, in the event someone is unable to join our scheduled time, I expect everyone to treat our conversations as sacrosanct - not sharing or citing them in any way to those outside the course. Join the class for a live video-conferencing session. Participants are advised to access the session 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure their technology is configured and working properly. Join Zoom Meeting https://upcea.zoom.us/j/98202091765 Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 One tap mobile +19294362866,,98202091765# US (New York) +13017158592,,98202091765# US (Washington D.C) Dial by your location +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 Find your local number: https://upcea.zoom.us/u/alqHBijhh
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Module/Week 1: Preparing for Program Planning
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Reading and Resources I
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Content A: Overview of Program Planning
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Content B: Managing Resources, That Includes People!
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Engage I (Asynchronous) - Advocate for Resources
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Challenge I (Optional)
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Video Conference Meeting - Wednesday 03/03/2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM (Eastern)
03/03/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
03/03/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes During our zoom call we’ll spend the first few minutes greeting one another and then kick off the call discussing capacity issues with program planning. Please come prepared to share an example of time when a failure to adequately measure the capacity in some area of your unit impacted a program. We’ll follow ‘Vegas Rules’ (what happens in the zoom room stays in the zoom room). While our session will be recorded, in the event someone is unable to join our scheduled time, I expect everyone to treat our conversations as sacrosanct - not sharing or citing them in any way to those outside the course. Join the class for a live video-conferencing session. Participants are advised to access the session 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure their technology is configured and working properly. Join Zoom Meeting https://upcea.zoom.us/j/98202091765 Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 One tap mobile +19294362866,,98202091765# US (New York) +13017158592,,98202091765# US (Washington D.C) Dial by your location +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 Find your local number: https://upcea.zoom.us/u/alqHBijhh
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Content C: It All Matters!
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Content D: Thinking about Assessment and Evaluation from the Beginning!
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Engage II (Asynchronous) - Let’s Write Some KPIs!
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Module/Week 2: Identifying Programs and Participants
Module/Week 2 Overview
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Reading and Resources I
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Content A: Generating Program Plan Ideas
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Engage I (Asynchronous) - Finding Learners
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Video Conference Meeting - Wednesday 03/10/2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM (Eastern)
03/10/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes
03/10/2021 at 1:00 PM (EST)   |  60 minutes During our zoom call, we’ll spend the first few minutes greeting one another and then kick off the call discussing marketing - we’ll talk a bit about allocating marketing dollars, outsourcing marketing, and marketing on a shoestring budget. Please come prepared to share an example of a time when you helped support the marketing efforts of a program and share what you did and the results of your efforts. We’ll follow ‘Vegas Rules’ (what happens in the zoom room stays in the zoom room). While our session will be recorded, in the event someone is unable to join our scheduled time, I expect everyone to treat our conversations as sacrosanct - not sharing or citing them in any way to those outside the course. Join the class for a live video-conferencing session. Participants are advised to access the session 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure their technology is configured and working properly. Join Zoom Meeting https://upcea.zoom.us/j/98202091765 Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 One tap mobile +19294362866,,98202091765# US (New York) +13017158592,,98202091765# US (Washington D.C) Dial by your location +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 Find your local number: https://upcea.zoom.us/u/alqHBijhh
Reading and Resources II
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Content B: Considering Perspective & Voice in PCO Programming
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Content C: Considering Cognitive and Physical Abilities in PCO Programming
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Engage II (Asynchronous) - Accommodating Our Learners
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Module/Week 3: Developing Partnerships to Identify Talent and Content for Programs
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Reading and Resources I
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Content A: Building Partnerships
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Engage I (Asynchronous) - Starting Off on the Right Foot
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Video Conference Meeting - Wednesday 03/17/2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM (Eastern)
03/17/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
03/17/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes During our zoom call we’ll spend the first few minutes greeting one another and then kick off the call discussing partnerships. We’ll briefly discuss our asynchronous engage activity and then we’ll spend some time talking about kicking off partnerships on the right foot, who needs to be at the table (most of the time) and when you need to consider ending a partnership. Please come prepared to share an example of time when a partnership went unexpectedly well. We’ll follow ‘Vegas Rules’ (what happens in the zoom room stays in the zoom room). While our session will be recorded, in the event someone is unable to join our scheduled time, I expect everyone to treat our conversations as sacrosanct - not sharing or citing them in any way to those outside the course. Join the class for a live video-conferencing session. Participants are advised to access the session 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure their technology is configured and working properly. Join Zoom Meeting https://upcea.zoom.us/j/98202091765 Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 One tap mobile +19294362866,,98202091765# US (New York) +13017158592,,98202091765# US (Washington D.C) Dial by your location +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 Find your local number: https://upcea.zoom.us/u/alqHBijhh
Reading and Resources II
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Content B: Curriculum Development
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Content C: Credentials
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Engage II (Asynchronous) - AMAZON!
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Module/Week 4: Delivering a Program Plan
Module/Week 4 Overview
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Reading and Resources I
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Content A: Outside Vendors
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Content B: Budgeting and Pricing
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Engage I (Asynchronous) - Indirect Rates
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Module/Week 4 and Course Wrap Up - Video Conference Meeting - Wednesday 03/24/2021 at 1:00-2:00 PM (Eastern)
03/24/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
03/24/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)   |  60 minutes During our zoom call we’ll spend the first few minutes greeting one another and then kick off the call discussing budgeting for programs and pricing. We’ll spend some time talking about indirect costs (administrative salaries, ‘rent’, ‘provost taxes’, and other variable costs that we should account for in programs) Please come prepared with your questions about pricing programs and it would be great if you could share examples of how your unit prices programs. We’ll follow ‘Vegas Rules’ (what happens in the zoom room stays in the zoom room). While our session will be recorded, in the event someone is unable to join our scheduled time, I expect everyone to treat our conversations as sacrosanct - not sharing or citing them in any way to those outside the course. Join the class for a live video-conferencing session. Participants are advised to access the session 5 to 10 minutes prior to the start time to ensure their technology is configured and working properly. Join Zoom Meeting https://upcea.zoom.us/j/98202091765 Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 One tap mobile +19294362866,,98202091765# US (New York) +13017158592,,98202091765# US (Washington D.C) Dial by your location +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 982 0209 1765 Find your local number: https://upcea.zoom.us/u/alqHBijhh
Reading and Resources II
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Content C: Approval Process & Relationship to the Institution
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Content D: Measuring Success
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Engage II (Asynchronous) - Approval Process
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Post-Course Evaluation
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