UMUC Honors Faculty Worldwide for Teaching Excellence

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) conferred its highest faculty teaching honor, the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members in the U.S., Europe and Asia and recognized more than a dozen others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching at UMUC’s Annual Global Faculty Awards celebration Dec. 3 through 7.Continue Reading

On the Road: Portable Professors Reflect on Their Nomadic Path

UMUC’s traveling faculty reflect on the triumphs—and trials—of being a portable professor.

Editor’s note: This article is featured in the Spring 2018 edition of Achiever, the magazine of University of Maryland University College.

For most faculty at University of Maryland University College (UMUC), preparing for class involves booting up a computer. For Gyongyi Plucer-Rosario, who teaches marine biology on Guam, it might include strapping on a face mask and flippers.

“The last field trip is the one everyone looks forward to,” said Plucer-Rosario.Continue Reading

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

UMUC Honors Faculty Worldwide for Teaching Excellence

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has conferred the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, the university’s highest faculty teaching honor, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members, and bestowed the Teaching Recognition Award on 10 others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching during UMUC’s 1st Annual Global Faculty Awards celebration May 9 through 13.Continue Reading

NATO Diplomat Calls on Grads to Think Inclusively

In her keynote address to University of Maryland University College Europe (UMUC Europe) Class of 2016, a class marked by multiple firsts, Ambassador Marriët Schuurman invoked the words of anthropologist Margaret Mead in challenging celebrants to “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.”Continue Reading

UMUC Europe Recognizes Veterans Among Staff and Faculty

Reception honoring veterans

In honor of Veterans Day, University of Maryland University College Europe held an event to recognize staff and faculty members who served in the military and now work at UMUC sites across Europe and the Middle East. More than 20 veterans from all branches of service, ranging in age from 30 to 55, participated. Members who once served as pilots, tankers, mechanics, and recruiters, both officer and enlisted, have since traded in their military skills to find success in the civilian workplace.Continue Reading