Tools and Technology Take Higher Education Back to the Future

By 2025, higher education has transformed itself back to the future, to a time of the earliest philosophers of education when learning was self-paced, guided by mentors or coaches, and assessed by how well students had mastered essential competencies, rather than by the credentials they have earned, said John C. Cavanaugh, PhD, president and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area.Continue Reading

University Of Maryland University College Alumni Association Hosts Forum On Entrepreneurship Thursday, April 17

Networking opportunity to feature expert panel of alumni who will talk about starting a new business

Adelphi, Md. (April 14, 2014) — The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Alumni Association is hosting a panel of experts who will discuss the nuts and bolts of being an entrepreneur.Continue Reading

Noted Author Discusses Racial Equality in America

Racial equality in America is still a work in progress, author says at UMUC event

The fact that the United States has an African American head of state reflects significant progress in the nation’s efforts to achieve racial harmony, but Barack Obama’s presence in the White House should not be taken as a sign that America has overcome its painful legacy of discrimination and exploitation based on skin color, author Bruce Jacobs told a UMUC audience Feb. 18.Continue Reading

Paying It Forward: Three Volunteer Caregivers Receive Full Scholarships To Attend UMUC

Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program—recognizing volunteer caregivers of wounded soldiers—represents the only one of its kind in the nation

More than 150 people gathered at the UMUC Inn and Conference Center on Thursday, April 25, 2013, for a special ceremony honoring the first three beneficiaries of the new Pillars of Strength Scholarship Fund, a first-of-its kind scholarship program exclusively focused on the volunteer caregivers of injured soldiers. UMUC has joined the Yellow Ribbon Fund and The Blewitt Foundation in establishing the fund.Continue Reading