Ranking Based on Survey of Peers at Other Institutions in the Region
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 18, 2020)—University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) ranks in the top 10 of “Most Innovative Schools” among Regional Universities—North, in the popular U.S. News “Best Colleges” issue released this week. UMGC, the nation’s largest online public university, was #9 in the ranking, which is based on a survey of leaders at other institutions in the region.Continue Reading
Miyares cited for recognizing power of big data, leveraging analytics, and unwavering focus on accessibility and affordability
Javier Miyares, who fled Castro’s Cuba as a child and found his American dream in Maryland higher education, has announced his retirement after a 45-year career that has culminated in his transformative eight-year tenure as president of University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC). Continue Reading
Alliance Expands Affordability of College Education for Goodwin House Employees
Adelphi, Md. And Alexandria, Va. (July 20, 2020)— University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) and Goodwin House Incorporated (GHI) announced today a new education alliance that expands the affordability of college degrees for nearly 1,000 senior living and health care employees in Northern Virginia. The alliance brings together UMGC’s pioneering online degree programs and commitment to low cost, accessible higher education and GHI’s commitment to expanding support for staff that want to grow their skills and credentials. Through its two Life Plan Communities, Goodwin House at Home “age in place” program and health services that support older adults across Northern Virginia, GHI serves 2,000 older adults annually.Continue Reading
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
University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) recently received the largest single contribution to its endowment in its history and has put it to immediate use in support of the institution’s emergency relief fund for students suffering financial difficulties during the novel coronavirus pandemic.Continue Reading
Nationally Recognized Education Technology Entrepreneur and Innovator
Joins Nation’s Largest Online Public University
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
In an unprecedented Town Hall meeting March 31 during the Covid-19 emergency, University of Maryland Global Campus President Javier Miyares said the university “is in better shape than almost any traditional university.”Continue Reading
Anna Seferian found herself suddenly popular.
Her academic friends who had built their careers in traditional academic environments had just been told that starting the next week, they would have to finish the semester by teaching online.Continue Reading
Michael Freedman, University of Maryland Global Campus senior vice president and journalist in residence, was sworn in Jan. 15 as president of the National Press Club, the leading professional organization for journalists.