Pi Gamma Mu, the international honor society for the social sciences, recently named UMUC’s Maryland Theta chapter to its Roll of Distinction. It is the highest honor that the society grants.
New Veterans’ Lounge to Open Fall 2014
Furniture is arriving at the southern Maryland–based Waldorf Center for Higher Education, a space in which University of Maryland University College jointly offers degree programs with the College of Southern Maryland (CSM). The couches, workstation desks, cushioned chairs, and whiteboard will be part of a new veterans’ lounge slated to open this fall in the center, which recently celebrated its 15th anniversary.
Six MAT Student Honorees Ace the Test
Teachers today need more than a command of the curriculum. To get high marks in the classroom, they must also look at whether their students have the knowledge and skills to be successful at whatever subject they are studying.
Graduate School Cybersecurity Department Professor Patrick W. Fitzgibbons has received a coveted 2014 University System of Maryland (USM) Regents’ Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching. The tribute is the highest honor conferred by the Board of Regents in recognition of outstanding faculty achievement.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley holds live video chat with UMUC students and faculty to discuss goals to increase STEM graduates
In a live video chat with Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, University of Maryland University College students, faculty and administrators focused attention on the governor’s goal of increasing the number of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) graduates from the state’s colleges and universities.
The six University of Maryland University College doctoral candidates who presented their dissertation work in a recent poster session at Adelphi, were engaging in a time-honored rite of passage for students earning degrees from research-based institutions that place a premium on scholarship.
Experienced teachers, cognitive psychologists, neuroscientists and other researchers already know a great deal about how humans learn, according to UMUC Provost Marie A. Cini.
Maryland representative supports the need for higher education
Maryland Representative Steny Hoyer visited UMUC recently, touring the Academic Center at Largo and meeting with students and staff, including President Javier Miyares and Provost Marie Cini. During his Jan. 24 visit, Hoyer, the second-ranking Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, learned about UMUC’s innovative approach to providing workforce-relevant higher education programs to adult students.
GetEducated.com ranked University of Maryland University College (UMUC) programs favorably on a new college affordability list. Six of UMUC’s business and management undergraduate degree programs were ranked 16th in the organization’s lists of “Best Buy” online programs.