USM and UMGC Form $2.6 Million Partnership to Support Expansion of Online Learning Across System Institutions

‘USM OnTrack to Pool Expertise from UMGC & USM Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation

Baltimore, Md. (June 18, 2020) – The University System of Maryland (USM) and member institution University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) have formed a $2.6 Million partnership, USM OnTrack, to work with provosts, teaching and learning center directors, instructional designers, technology professionals, and others to support and assess the expansion of high-quality online learning across the system.Continue Reading

UMGC Adjunct Professor Helps Keep Food Supply Safe

It’s not something you want to think about, said Marianna Naum, a strategic communication team leader at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration—and adjunct environmental science professor at University of Maryland Global Campus. But after refrigerated trucks and warehouses used to transport and store food were commandeered for medical purposes at the height of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City, the question soon became: what will it take to safely transition them back into the food distribution business?Continue Reading

UMGC’s Jackson Predicts Covid-19’s Peaks and Valleys from the Center of Coronavirus Fight

By day, from her home in Arlington, Virginia, University of Maryland Global Campus alumna and adjunct professor Amina Jackson is at the epicenter of the fight against the novel coronavirus: She works for Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and a leading public face in the scientific effort to defeat Covid-19.Continue Reading

University of Maryland Global Campus Receives $825,000 Grant from Ascendium Education Group to Prepare Next Generation of Community College Leaders

Adelphi, Md. (June 2, 2020)—University of Maryland Global Campus has received an $825,000 grant from Ascendium Education Group to develop a new, innovative curriculum that responds to the evolving set of leadership skills needed in higher education for its doctoral program in Community College Policy and Administration, UMGC Chief Academic Officer Blakely Pomietto announced today.Continue Reading

Gov. Hogan Says Grads Will Make Post-Pandemic Maryland Stronger, Better

His Keynote Is Part of University’s First-Ever Virtual Commencement Launched May 16

“This is certainly not the graduation day that any of you anticipated or hoped for, but it in no way lessens your accomplishments or diminishes your achievements,” said Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan in a commencement address to University of Maryland Global Campus graduates delivered via video during the university’s first-ever virtual commencement ceremony, which launched Saturday, May 16.Continue Reading

Baltimore Firefighter’s Perseverance Pays Off

Michael Kelly finished his college career nine years after starting at University of Maryland Global Campus in a most untraditional way—by taking a class required of incoming freshmen. And, he did it as a first responder, a firefighter/paramedic on the front lines of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, working in one of Baltimore’s toughest neighborhoods.Continue Reading

Stressful Times: Staying Connected While Apart

In this final installment of the University of Maryland Global Campus series “Stressful Times,” UMGC psychology program faculty members explore tips for staying connected with those you’re separated from while continuing to practice social distancing.

The practice of social distancing to reduce the spread of viral infection can cause stress for individuals everywhere as they continue to navigate the uncharted landscape created by the novel coronavirus. But in a March 20 World Health Organization press briefing, epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove suggested a key to reducing such stress is remembering that the purpose of social distancing is physical—and not emotional—separation.Continue Reading