After a successful tenure as president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system, Robert L. Caret will return to Maryland as chancellor of the University System of Maryland. James L. Shea, chairman of the USM Board of Regents, today announced the board’s appointment of Caret, effective July 1, 2015. Caret served as president of Towson University, one of USM’s 12 institutions, from 2003 to 2011.
Goal of initiative is to increase degree completion for millions of nontraditional learners
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is one of 25 colleges and universities that have joined an alternative credit consortium organized by the American Council on Education (ACE) to create a more flexible pathway toward a college degree for millions of nontraditional learners.
Each week, an average of more than 27 million people tune in to National Public Radio (NPR) programming, placing listenership at near-record highs. In this age of digital media, what is the secret to the stunning success of America’s original electronic medium?
University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will be honored by the World Affairs Council as “Educator of the Year” at the organization’s Global Education Gala on March 5, 2015. UMUC President Javier Miyares will receive the award on behalf of the university and will be a keynote speaker at the event.
Cini Recognized for Exceptional Professional Excellence
Dr. Marie Cini, UMUC’s provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, has been recognized by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) among its 2014 Class of Fellows for “exceptional professional excellence.” OLC—formerly the Sloan Consortium—announced the seven members of this year’s Class of Fellows at its annual conference this week in Orlando.
Students and Faculty to provide free one-on-one counseling and classroom-style educational presentations
Adelphi, Md. (October 24, 2014) Faculty and students from the Certified Financial Planning program at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) are among dozens of volunteers providing their time and expertise, including one-on-one counseling on a variety of personal finance issues, at Metro Washington Financial Planning Day.
Activities and Events in October to Promote Online Safety and Security
Adelphi, Md. (October. 1, 2014) University of Maryland University College is planning events and activities to promote online safety and security during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. Part of this effort is joining with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to promote its Stop. Think. Connect.™ Campaign.
UMUC Captures Gold at Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 30, 2014) — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cyber security students, faculty and alumni from University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—defeated the world’s best, including the three-time defending champion team from the Netherlands, to win the 2014 Global CyberLympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Monday, October 20, 8 p.m., at National Press Club
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 23, 2014) On June 17, 1972 a simple botched break-in at the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in Washington, DC captured the attention of two intrepid reporters who uncovered a trail of corruption that led all the way up to our Commander in Chief.
UMUC Cyber Padawans were ranked #1 after each of the three rounds in the North America Regional Competition
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 8, 2014) — The Cyber Padawans—a team of cybersecurity students, faculty and alumni from University of Maryland University College (UMUC)—finished first in the North America region, qualifying for the Global Cyberlympics competition to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on September 29.