Online Education in the Spotlight

By Javier Miyares, President of University of Maryland Global Campus

Editor’s Note: A slightly condensed version of the commentary was published in the Baltimore Business Journal on Friday, April 10, 2020.

The global spread of coronavirus disease and guidance from health officials to avoid groups and gatherings have disrupted routines on many college campuses and driven a shift to “online” classes.Continue Reading

Stressful Times: Understanding Stress and Its Symptoms

April Is Stress Awareness Month

With the onset of COVID-19 and the challenges caused by the pandemic, more and more people may be encountering higher levels and different types of stress than they normally experience.  In this three-part series, University of Maryland Global Campus psychology program faculty members discuss the effects of stress, strategies for coping with stress and tips for staying socially connected while physically distant from family, friends and coworkers.

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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 Career Fair a Virtual Success

It’s amazing what some people can accomplish in less than a week.

University of Maryland Global Campus has been conducting large in-person and virtual career fairs for the last five years—along with an ongoing comprehensive slate of programming to cultivate top-notch job-seeking skills—to better serve the needs of its global alumni and student communities and provide them with opportunities that are more convenient for their schedules. The in-person career fair scheduled for March 19 was to be the biggest in-person fair of the year, with preparations moving along as normal.Continue Reading

UMGC Selected for National Cyberwatch’s 2020 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education Program

Adelphi, Md. (April 3, 2020)—The National Cyberwatch Center, a consortium of higher education institutions, businesses and government agencies focused on advancing information security education, has selected University of Maryland Global Campus for inclusion in its 2020 Innovations in Cybersecurity Education program.Continue Reading

For UMGC Student, Balancing Coursework While Caring for Those with Disabilities Is a Big Struggle Now

For Allison Hartley, working her way toward a bachelor’s degree in health management, the coronavirus has stressed her day job even as she struggles to maintain her momentum toward graduation.

“I’m taking it day-by-day, hour-by-hour, some days minute-by-minute and moment-by-moment,” she said. “Some days have been better than others.”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.