Proper Mindset, Workspace Setup, Lighting Lead to a Safe and Successful Remote Work Environment

As a result of widespread remote working conditions amid the coronavirus pandemic, the daily commutes for many people can now be measured in feet rather than miles.

And while it might be tempting to spend the day working from the couch, improper seating and working habits can have long-term impacts on your health, says UMGC Associate Collegiate Professor Vicki Seal.Continue Reading

UMGC President Javier Miyares Announces Retirement After Eight Years at the Helm of America’s Largest Online Public University

Miyares cited for recognizing power of big data, leveraging analytics, and unwavering focus on accessibility and affordability

Javier Miyares, who fled Castro’s Cuba as a child and found his American dream in Maryland higher education, has announced his retirement after a 45-year career that has culminated in his transformative eight-year tenure as president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Continue Reading

UMGC Faculty Help Students Cope with Challenges, Solve Problems During Pandemic

In many homes, a kitchen table is a place where families gather to eat, celebrate and sometimes work out solutions to problems. 

“A kitchen table is a strong symbol of comfort and a place where you don’t have to be anyone but yourself,” said Edwin Sapp, a 25-year UMGC adjunct professor and past winner of the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award.  That is why, during his spring business Decision-Making course, he created a virtual kitchen table—a safe place where students could share their concerns and support one another during the global pandemic.Continue Reading

A Record Nine Caregivers of Wounded Warriors Awarded 2020 Pillars of Strength Scholarships

Adelphi, Md. (July 20, 2020)—The Pillars of Strength Scholarship Program has selected a record nine volunteer caregivers of severely injured service members to receive full scholarships to attend University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). It is the greatest number of scholarships ever awarded by the program in a single year—and brings to 38 the total number of caregivers who have received Pillars of Strength scholarships since the program’s inception in 2013.Continue Reading

Staying Cybersafe During the Coronavirus Crisis

Faculty members from University of Maryland Global Campus School of Cybersecurity and Information Technology offer their recommendations for staying safe during these uncertain times.

Beware of Scammers. Always active during times of uncertainty, cybercriminals are now working overtime amid the coronavirus crisis through a variety of attack vectors to exploit our fears, insecurities, and confusion around COVID-19 treatments. With so many of us teleworking and confined to our homes, it is vitally important to be aware of online and phone scams, and other threats that are rapidly increasing in volume and sophistication.Continue Reading

UMGC Students in Kuwait Practice Social Distancing

At Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait, University of Maryland Global Campus Professor Gordon Leitch, PhD, is teaching Math 103 to his students poolside because their regular classroom is not big enough to practice “social distancing.” Unfortunately, the students can’t enjoy a post-class swim because the pool is closed due to the coronavirus.

For coronavirus-related information for UMGC stateside students, faculty, and staff view UMGC news HERE.

For updates on overseas divisions, visit UMGC Asia or UMGC Europe.

Get the Latest Information as University of Maryland Global Campus Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

As concerns grow about the spread of coronavirus disease, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) remains focused on the health and safety of its students, employees, alumni, and guests.

For coronavirus-related information for UMGC stateside students, faculty, and staff view UMGC news HERE.

For updates on overseas divisions, visit UMGC Asia or UMGC Europe.

 

Top tips from UMGC’s “Veteran” Teleworking Employees

As UMGC adjusts to teleworking for nonessential employees following Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s recent coronavirus directive, UMGC “veteran” teleworking employees share some tried and tested tips for work-from-home success. With over 26 years of combined teleworking experience between them, eight UMGC employees took some time from their work-from-home schedules to share their insights, tips, and strategies with those who are new to the world of telework.Continue Reading

Get the Latest Information as University of Maryland Global Campus Responds to the Coronavirus Pandemic

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

As concerns grow about the spread of coronavirus disease, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) remains focused on the health and safety of its students, employees, alumni, and guests. View UMGC news HERE for more information.

 

Part Three UMGC Series: Ensuring a Safe and Secure Online Presence

University of Maryland Global Campus is observing National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019 with a three-part video series featuring UMGC cyber faculty, students and recent alumni, who share their tips and insights to help you understand and secure your digital profile at home and at work.

Cyberattacks on e-commerce systems often result in financial and reputational harm as well as compromised personal and corporate data. In Part Three of our series, Patrick O’Guinn, Sr. program chair of Digital Forensics & Cyber Investigations at UMGC, and Elena Healing, a recent graduate of the UMGC Cybersecurity Management and Policy program, discuss how to enhance security when transacting business online. Continue Reading