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

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

A UMGC Academic Affairs Division for the Future

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) barely had time to slip into its new name, designed to better reflect academia’s increasingly borderless landscape, when its administration announced a bold new plan. The university’s academic affairs division would be disassembled and, using the same pieces, rebuilt into a brand-new shape.Continue Reading

We’re No. 1! UMGC Holds Its First-Ever Commencement

More than 7000 Students Worldwide Become the First to Earn Degrees Under the UMGC Name

University of Maryland Global Campus celebrated its first-ever class of graduates under its new name with two separate commencement ceremonies at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland, on Saturday, Dec. 14. University of Maryland University College became University of Maryland Global Campus on July 1.Continue Reading

Upfront Investment in Online Education Pays Longterm Dividends UMGC’s Miyares Tells Inside Higher Ed Panelists

EDITOR’S NOTE:  We officially changed our name from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) to University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) on July 1, 2019. News stories posted on the Global Media Center are now using the new UMGC name. However, because the transition to the university’s new name will take several months to complete, you may still see the UMUC name, logo and look on our website and other materials through early 2020.

A recent panel hosted by Inside Higher Ed showed how far ahead University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) is in developing online programs aimed at working adults, and how much other universities are striving to catch up.Continue Reading

Doctorate in Business Administration Program Launches with Spring Term

Bryce Adams, a cloud analytics specialist at technology company Oracle, was partway through his doctoral studies in management at University of Maryland University College (UMUC) when his professors presented an interesting option. Would he like to switch to a Doctor in Business Administration instead?

Adams’ response was a resounding “Yes.”Continue Reading

UMUC Orkand Chair’s Book to Receive 2019 UPCEA Frandson Award for Literature

Peter Smith, Ph.D., University of Maryland University College Orkand Chair and professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education, has been named recipient of the 2019 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature, sponsored by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), for his book “Free Range Learning in the Digital Age: The Emerging Revolution in College, Career, and Education.”

The award, given to the author and publisher of “an outstanding work of continuing higher education literature,” will be conferred at the UPCEA annual meeting in Seattle, March 27-29, according to the association’s announcement.  In all, UPCEA honored 10 individuals and six programs with awards in 2019.Continue Reading

UMUC Honors Faculty Worldwide for Teaching Excellence

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) conferred its highest faculty teaching honor, the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members in the U.S., Europe and Asia and recognized more than a dozen others for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching at UMUC’s Annual Global Faculty Awards celebration Dec. 3 through 7.Continue Reading

UMUC’s Harrison Tells WCET Webinar Attendees That Universities Must Find New Tools to Fight the “Cheating Economy”

Universities are under assault by online predators who undermine academic integrity by luring students into schemes to cheat on courses, Douglas Harrison, University of Maryland University College (UMUC) associate dean of the graduate school, said in a webinar on “The Cheating Economy and Integrity,” earlier in October.Continue Reading