Three University of Maryland University College (UMUC) administrators won Parchment Awards of Excellence for work they are doing to reinvent the college transcript and to provide service for students seeking to transfer into the university.
Try as he might, moderator Marvin Kalb could not get any one of his four guests on the “Kalb Report” April 16 to give an optimistic prediction for the future of U.S. relations with Russia. Each said relations will get worse.
While speaking at an education conference in early April, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) President Javier Miyares advised colleagues that transparency is paramount as universities struggle to find and adopt new ways of generating the revenue they need to counter rising costs and declining enrollments. Keeping faculty, staff and oversight-board members updated about the nature and timing of major changes can engender more buy-in and support, and a smoother transition, he said.
Program Aired Earlier in April on Maryland Public Television
University of Maryland University College’s (UMUC) rich history of globetrotting professors came to life recently with the private screening of a documentary that follows the university’s seven-decade mission of educating military personnel stationed overseas.
Entitled “Over There: The Adventures of Maryland’s Traveling Faculty,” the documentary follows the path of Maryland’s “Academic Foreign Legion” who adopted “Have Syllabus Will Travel” as their motto and hopped from military base to military base, sometimes in war zones, to offer college classes to the troops.
The investment the State of Maryland makes in its cybersecurity defense is “paltry” considering the value of the information assets it should be defending from cyberattack, a former NSA official and UMUC graduate adjunct professor in cybersecurity told the Maryland Cybersecurity Council Jan. 25.
“Now the state spends about $3.8 million on its cybersecurity function,” said Debora Plunkett, whose 32-year career with the NSA included serving as director of information assurance. “My personal view is that [that amount] is paltry, considering the state budget and considering what the state has to lose if those assets are put at risk.”
David Welch, a Maryland businessman and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) alumnus, has donated $25,000 in scholarship money to the Pillars of Strength Foundation to help volunteer caregivers of wounded American servicemembers get a UMUC education.
With an abundance of test data about how students perform, educators now need to devise methods of analyzing that data to best customize the learning experience for individual schools, grades, classrooms and even students.
That’s why the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Master of Arts in Teaching program brought together students, new teachers and education officials from across Maryland on Jan. 25 to talk about the latest ways of using data to inform instruction.
For Milton Hall, the long, hard journey from growing up in Baltimore’s inner city to owning a successful business in Washington, D.C. started with watching “60 Minutes” on CBS every Sunday and culminated with earning an MBA from University of Maryland University College(UMUC).
The book signing started as just two vets swapping stories about their grueling days at Army Ranger school.
But before it was over, Medal of Honor recipient Florent Groberg, a UMUC graduate, and Keith Hauk, the university’s associate vice president of Veterans Initiatives for Stateside Military Operations, dug deeply into the psyche of the wounded veteran and the mission of healing.
Kathleen Gervase homeschools her 10-year-old daughter, cares for her disabled wife who has required repeated cancer surgeries, acts as a medical advocate for elderly and sick neighbors, volunteers with the Girl Scouts, and runs a small, environmentally friendly landscaping business.
So, what does Gervase, 42, do with her free time?