WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Council for Online Education announced today that the University of Wisconsin-Extension successfully completed the UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership Review program, demonstrating consistent excellence throughout its online programs.
The UPCEA Hallmarks of Excellence in Online Leadership Review program evaluates seven key aspects of online education programs using a rigorous review process and issues digital badges, in partnership with Credly, to qualifying colleges and universities to mark their achievement. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University was the first to be recognized through the same review process in March.
"The University of Wisconsin-Extension Continuing Education, Outreach, and E-Learning has been both strategic and mission-driven in its approach to online initiatives, demonstrating entrepreneurship and also the necessary operational follow-through," said Ray Schroeder, lead reviewer and founding director of the National Council for Online Education, and Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning, University of Illinois-Springfield. "The success of Wisconsin-Extension's online efforts are all the more remarkable in light of the recent restructuring of the University of Wisconsin System, as well as the challenging fiscal environment for higher education in Wisconsin."
"Submitting detailed information on the entirety of our operations was a true team effort," said David Schejbal, Dean, Continuing Education, Outreach, and E-Learning at the University of Wisconsin-Extension. "We are honored to be recognized for excellence across the online enterprise at UW-Extension. As a founding member of UPCEA and one of the first institutions to complete the Hallmark Review process we could not be more pleased."
UPCEA is the leading association for professional, continuing, and online education. For more than 100 years, UPCEA has served most of the leading public and private colleges and universities in North America. Founded in 1915, 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 also builds greater awareness of the vital link between contemporary learners and public policy issues. UPCEA launched the National Council for Online Education in 2017.
About the University of Wisconsin-Extension
UW-Extension works with the people of Wisconsin to solve their most pressing issues and uncover their most promising opportunities through hundreds of programs and initiatives statewide. Thanks to vital partnerships with the 26 UW campuses, county and tribal governments, and other public and private organizations, UW-Extension's wide-ranging initiatives impact 1.5 million people every year by providing access to university resources and engaging people in learning, wherever they live and work.
SOURCE University of Wisconsin-Extension