Rise Of The College Student-Success Scientists

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.Continue Reading

UMUC Launches Community Dialogue On Report Suggesting New Business Model

President Javier Miyares Shares Recommendations of Outside Business Leaders, Says UMUC Will Not Leave University System of Maryland and Will Not Become a For-Profit Institution

Adelphi, Md. (July 10, 2014) University of Maryland University College President Javier Miyares today initiated a community dialogue at a global Town Hall meeting at the university’s Academic Center in Largo. There, he introduced a report from the Ideation Group—a volunteer team of outside business leaders—that recommended changes to the university’s business model.Continue Reading

NSA, Homeland Security Department Recognize UMUC As Cybersecurity Leader

Since April 2002, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have consistently designated the University of Maryland University College as a leader in cybersecurity education. Late last month, the agencies renewed UMUC’s status as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education (CAE IA/CD) for the academic years of 2014 to 2021.Continue Reading

UMUC Celebrates Stateside Commencement At Comcast Center, May 17-18

University of Maryland University College held commencement ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, May 17-18, at Comcast Center in College Park, Md. More than 9,000 people from all fifty states and 17 countries earned degrees, with a total of more than 3,200 graduates attending three ceremonies over the weekend. Graduates were inspired by keynote speakers and student speakers and enjoyed the feeling of accomplishment as they walked across the stage to receive their diplomas in front of family and friends.Continue Reading

UMUC Student Speakers Highlight Commencement Weekend

70-Year-Old Completes Degree; Deaf Nigerian Woman Asks for Return of Kidnapped Students; Atlanta Woman Overcomes Brain Injury

U.S. Reps Steny Hoyer and Elijah Cummings, Maj. Gen. Roderick Isler Deliver Keynote Addresses

ADELPHI, Md. (May 18, 2014)—University of Maryland University College celebrated its 2014 stateside commencement with three ceremonies at the Comcast Center in College Park, Md., May 17 and 18. Of the 9,461 stateside graduates in the Class of 2014, more than 3,100 attended the three ceremonies.Continue Reading

U.S. Reps. Steny Hoyer And Elijah Cummings, Maj. Gen. Roderick Isler To Deliver Keynote Addresses At UMUC Commencement Ceremonies May 17-18

9,461 earn degrees stateside; More than 3,100 to attend three ceremonies at Comcast Center

ADELPHI, Md. (May 7, 2014)—University of Maryland University College celebrates its 2014 stateside commencement with three ceremonies at the Comcast Center in College Park on May 17-18. Of the 9,461 stateside graduates in the Class of 2014, more than 3,100 will attend the three ceremonies.Continue Reading

The Kalb Report: 45 Words A Conversation with U.S. Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the First Amendment

Event to be held Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m., at National Press Club

One sentence, just 45 words in length, proclaims and promises the freedoms that define American democracy. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and the right to petition one’s government. It is the duty of the justices of the Supreme Court of the United States to interpret the constitution and to rule on the legality of legislation.Continue Reading