UMUC Professor Robert Walker Writes Best Seller

Professor’s Travel Book a Fixture on Best-Seller List

For the first 10 years of his professional career, Robert Walker operated tours and arranged meetings and conventions for General Electric’s housewares and audio business division. The tax attorney and professor, who started traveling in high school, has visited 125 countries. But, he is quick to point out, he still has 75 countries left to see.Continue Reading

UMUC Provost Marie Cini Named 2014 Online Learning Consortium Fellow

Cini Recognized for Exceptional Professional Excellence

Dr. Marie Cini, UMUC’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has been recognized by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) among its 2014 Class of Fellows for “exceptional professional excellence.” OLC—formerly the Sloan Consortium—announced the seven members of this year’s Class of Fellows at its annual conference this week in Orlando.Continue Reading

Using Data To Improve Student Success

University of Maryland University College, Montgomery College and Prince George’s Community College Share Data to Help Students

Community college transfer students make up 45 percent of all undergraduates in the United States. Now, new data analysis has identified factors that contribute to their success at four-year institutions. The data sharing and analytics were conducted by three Maryland institutions—University of Maryland University College (UMUC), Montgomery College (MC) and Prince George’s Community College (PGCC)—and funded by a grant from the Kresge Foundation.Continue Reading

UMUC Cybersecurity Professor Honored for Teaching Excellence by University System of Maryland Board of Regents

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.Continue Reading

University Of Maryland University College Is Presenting And Exhibiting At ASTD 2014 Conference

Presentation of a case study to show how linking workforce development to organizational goals improved performance and effectiveness

Adelphi, Md.(April 30, 2014) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC), a leader in distance and online education, is conducting a presentation and panel discussion and exhibiting at the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) 2014 International Conference and Exposition in Washington, D.C.Continue Reading

UMUC Contributing To Stem Goals In Maryland

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.Continue Reading

Representative Steny Hoyer Visits UMUC

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.Continue Reading