University of Maryland University College was the cover story of The Washington Post Magazine on Sunday, November 3. The feature tells the story of UMUC’s beginnings as a trailblazer in educating adult students—many were returning veterans from World War II—in Maryland and with the military overseas.
UMUC part of group of University System of Maryland institutions to receive nearly $3 million to develop new math pathways to boost retention and college completion
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is part of a group of University System of Maryland (USM) institutions and Maryland community colleges that has received a nearly $3 million U.S. Department of Education “First in the World” grant over the next four years to develop mathematics pathways that will lead to improved retention and college completion.
The Move Means Greater Access and Lower Costs for Students
For the first time, a major American university is replacing textbooks with no-cost digital resources.
A scholar-practitioner by anyone’s standards, Sabrina Fu always looks for new ways to put her scientific knowledge and experience to work for the benefit of her students, as well as her community. In fact, this environmental management professor and Drazek Teaching Award winner views science as the gateway to solving many of the serious social and environmental challenges we face as a nation.
Artist Teaches Photography to UMUC Students Online
One of Ding Ren‘s greatest sources of pride as a photography professor is when her students tell her they’re now looking at the world differently. “One told me, ‘I was having a conversation with my friend, and all I could see was how the light was hitting her face.’ And I was like, yes! That’s what I want!”
University of Maryland University College conferred its highest faculty teaching honor, the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, on seven of its most outstanding faculty members and recognized more than a dozen others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching at UMUC’s annual Academic Achievement Celebration on May 14.
University of Maryland University College enters its 2015 commencement season on the heels of receiving two national awards for educational excellence from the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). The honors—for Excellence in Advancing Student Success and for Outstanding Continuing Education Student—were conferred on March 31 at the UPCEA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.
At first glance, the drawing, which displays the boldness and energy typical of children-artists, appears to depict two enormous fish ensnared by a fishing line set against a brilliant blue ocean. Upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the two “fish” are in fact bright red and black fish-shaped kites, soaring in the air above a Japanese landscape.
Professor’s Travel Book a Fixture on Amazon.com 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.
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.