COVID-19 updates: While the University of Wisconsin-Madison is taking steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we still plan to hold the August 4-6 2020 DT&L conference in Madison, WI as planned. There is also a contingency plan in place, just in case. For the latest, view Continuing Studies COVID-19 updates.

Online Education Administration Conference Certificate

About this certificate

Learn how to create a campus culture of acceptance of online learning and become more strategic with distance learning initiatives, including developing effective policies and procedures. Share challenges that you and others on your campus have experienced when managing and administering online education programs, and develop individual strategies for handling those challenges.

Who should attend?

  • Faculty interested in moving into administration
  • Anyone new to distance education management and administration
  • Directors of online degree programs
  • Department chairs, college deans, and provosts who have administrative oversight of online courses and degree programs


This certificate requires self-paced online pre-conference coursework, attendance at the DT&L Conference (including 3-hour face-to-face certificate session from 8:30-11:30am on August 4), and post-conference coursework which includes the completion of a final project.

At a glance

Estimated total time: 50 hours (approx. 30 hours of online coursework + 20 hours attending the DT&L Conference, including the face-to-face certificate session)

Online coursework: July 14-August 28

Face-to-face certificate session: Tuesday, August 4, 8:30-11:30am

Fee: $1,245.00

Completed certificate includes:

  •  5 CEUs (Continuing education units, 30 hrs of online coursework +20 hrs attending the DT&L Conference, including the face-to-face certificate session)
  • Digital badge
  • Digital certificate and completion packet

 The interactions that I had with others in the course while at the conference was invaluable; it helped me stretch and think about our program’s strengths and opportunities for growth from different lenses. 

– K. Elizabeth McDonald, Curriculum and Course Development Coordinator, Walden University

Certificate Instructor and Facilitator

Brian Udermann headshot

Brian Udermann, PhD
Director of Online Education
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Brian Udermann has over 20 years of teaching experience in higher education. He began teaching online in 2005 and has served as the Director of Online Education at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse since 2007.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine from St. Cloud State University and earned both his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Applied Exercise Physiology from Syracuse University.  Brian has published over 70 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, five book chapters, and two books.  In addition, he has delivered over 200 presentations at national and international conferences.