UMUC Orkand Chair’s Book to Receive 2019 UPCEA Frandson Award for Literature

Peter Smith, Ph.D., University of Maryland University College Orkand Chair and professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education, has been named recipient of the 2019 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature, sponsored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), for his book “Free Range Learning in the Digital Age: The Emerging Revolution in College, Career, and Education.”

The award, given to the author and publisher of “an outstanding work of continuing higher education literature,” will be conferred at the UPCEA annual meeting in Seattle, March 27-29, according to the association’s announcement.  In all, UPCEA honored 10 individuals and six programs with awards in 2019.Continue Reading

Decoding Your Cyber Career

UMUC Teams with Montgomery College to Host Free Event that Features a Panel Discussion on the Cybersecurity Industry, Advice on Career Paths, and Live Hacking Demo

Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 12)—University of Maryland University College is teaming up with Montgomery College for an after-school event geared toward high school and current community college students, as well as recent graduates who are looking to further their education and anyone who would like to learn more about the field of cybersecurity.Continue Reading

Combating Artificial Intelligence Bias Starts at the Top

University of Maryland University College cybersecurity faculty members Emma Garrison-Alexander, Tamie Santiago and Candice Smith will explore the influence of AI bias on society in a Facebook Live panel discussion on Feb. 13

It’s no secret that artificial intelligence (AI) has a bias problem. Machine learning bias, a phenomenon occurring when an algorithm produces results that are systematically prejudiced, affects many aspects of our society including racial partiality in hiring, policing, judicial sentencing and, as recently discussed in a New York Times editorial, healthcare.Continue Reading

University of Maryland University College Expands Alliance with National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School to Offer Additional Pathways to Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Cybersecurity

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and the National Security Agency’s National Cryptologic School (NCS) today signed an agreement to expand its alliance and offer pathways for NSA employees and active-duty military personnel to earn a bachelor’s or master’s degree in cybersecurity from UMUC.Continue Reading

UMUC Student’s Essay on Physician-Assisted Suicide Earns Top Honors

Ladonna Ford, a senior at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), is the winner of the 2018 Mary E. Brown Undergraduate Student Paper Award. The award is sponsored by the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC) and given for “an outstanding undergraduate paper dealing with a topic related to dying, death, loss and bereavement.”Continue Reading

Show Opening Feb. 17 Features Top Works by Promising Student Artists

University of Maryland University College Arts Program opens its 2019 exhibition season with the Maryland High School Juried Art Exhibition, the premier visual arts competition for students across the state. The show, featuring works in all mediums, provides students the opportunity to enhance their classroom learning while celebrating their artistic achievement.Continue Reading

Hat Trick!

A Trio of Commencement Achievements Cap UMUC Experience for Jermaine Montgomery

University of Maryland University College Senior Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Alan Drimmer knew what he was talking about when he introduced graduating student Jermaine Montgomery at the university’s morning Winter Commencement ceremony on Dec. 15 as a man of many talents.Continue Reading