UMUC Goes Green with Posies, Potted Plants and Seaweed Cupcakes

As it does each year, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) recognized Earth Day (April 22) with a series of green events and initiatives across the university. Leading the charge stateside was Cora Lee Gilbert, UMUC’s director of sustainability and contract services who, during her 37-year tenure, has not only become a champion for green initiatives at the university but also across Maryland.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College’s Cybersecurity Program Named Top Cybersecurity Higher Education Program in U.S.

ADELPHI, Md. (April 18, 2018) – The Cybersecurity Program at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) was recognized by the 2018 SC Awards as Best Cybersecurity Higher Education Program across the nation. Awards were announced at the SC Awards 2018 gala on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco.Continue Reading

Watch “Over There,” the Documentary about UMUC’s Traveling Faculty

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.Continue Reading

Highlighting Women Who Changed the World Before They Had the Vote

To celebrate Women’s History Month 2018, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has dedicated segments on its Facebook page to recognize the accomplishments of influential women and the contributions they have made to events in history and contemporary society.  To-date, UMUC has featured briefs on social activist, writer, and editor Gloria Steinham; Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court; technology executive Sheryl Sandberg, current Facebook COO; and lawyer, writer and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama.

The commemoration continues March 22 and 29 with two Facebook Live interviews featuring UMUC adjunct faculty members and women’s history experts Mary Ellen Schmider and Kathleen Sander as they discuss the women’s movement from a historical perspective and provide insights about the remarkable women they have featured in their writings.Continue Reading

For International Women’s Day: Helping Girls Fuel Futures in Tech

This year’s campaign theme for International Women’s Day is “Press for Progress,” and there is no better time to share a bit of positive news about the gender wage gap—as it applies to women in the science, technology, engineering and math workforce.  The gap is smaller for women working at STEM jobs than for those in non-STEM jobs, according to the latest “Women in STEM: 2017 Update” published Nov. 13 by the U.S. Department of Commerce Economics & Statistics Administration.Continue Reading

NSA Program Helps Build the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals

It’s not the scarcity of skilled individuals to fill current and future cybersecurity workforce needs that keeps Loyce Pailen awake at night. For the director of the Center for Security Studies at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), it’s the issue of children growing up without understanding the nuances of cybersecurity—and the high paying cyber careers that are available to them—that tops her list of concerns.Continue Reading

MAT Summit Explores Using Data to Improve Teaching

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.Continue Reading

UMUC Cosponsors the Daylong OER Summit

When organizers from University of Maryland University College (UMUC), University System of Maryland William E. Kirwan Center For Academic Innovation, and MarylandOnline were planning the daylong “Advancing Postsecondary Student Success Through OER” summit, they anticipated that the event would draw, at most, a couple hundred educators. But they soon found themselves capping attendance for the Dec. 8 gathering at 500—the capacity of the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center where the event was held.Continue Reading