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.
University’s new agreement with Benesyst, a TASC Company will offer BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents access to higher education
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 4, 2014) — University of Maryland University College (UMUC) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Benesyst, a TASC company delivering benefit management services and technologies to clients across a broad range of industries, to offer its BeneScholar™ clients’ employees, their spouses and dependents the opportunity to complete degrees or pursue higher education at UMUC. Through the two-year agreement, employees, their spouses and dependents are eligible for a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates for most programs.
Historic education alliance provides access to diverse curriculum and increases access to high quality and affordable educational resources
Washington, DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) signed a first-of-its-kind agreement to provide a 25 percent discount on out-of-state tuition rates on courses, certificates, and degree programs to all current Federal employees, spouses, and their legal dependents. Federal employees can begin to take advantage of this discounted tuition starting in the summer semester at UMUC; registration for the summer and fall semesters is now open. Registration for the first online summer session ends on May 14, 2014. UMUC offers two additional online summer sessions in June and July.
University of Maryland University College to Host Summit on Learner Analytics in Higher Education, July 21-23
Adelphi, Md. (July 16, 2014) In today’s world of big data and the growing use of analytics in higher education, the University of Maryland University College’s Center for Innovation in Learning and Student Success is convening a summit of more than 200 invitees from select universities, community colleges, national organizations, government agencies and companies active in data analytics to discuss the use of analytics to help students successfully transfer from community college to four-year institutions.