Online Education in the Spotlight

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

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

Up Close and Personal: UMGC Oceanographer Spends Four Months Teaching at Sea

UMGC Professor Carl Berman spent four months teaching oceanography aboard a floating university as part of the Semester at Sea program. This is the last of three stories that follow his experience.

One person can make a difference.

That was the message that Carl Berman, a University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) professor, tried to impart to students on the academic ship MV World Odyssey. Berman was among the 26 faculty members—from a range of academic institutions—who spent four months teaching aboard the floating campus this past fall in the Semester at Sea program sponsored by Colorado State University.  Continue Reading

CyberMaryland 2019: UMGC Faculty Members Stress Education as a Key Ingredient to a Robust Cybersecurity Workforce

Featured panelists Dr. Gregory von Lehman and Loyce Pailen highlight the accomplishments of University of Maryland Global Campus in promoting cybersecurity education in Maryland through partnerships and grants.

Now in its 10th year, the annual CyberMaryland conference held Dec. 5-6 at the Hyatt Regency, Baltimore Inner Harbor, kicked off with opening remarks from Jerry Archer, chief security officer at Sallie Mae, who reflected on the event’s first decade. Continue Reading

UMGC Students Create Sports-ranking Program for Washington Post

Once a week, Washington Post sports editor Mark Selig and four sports writers put together rankings for local high school teams. They scrutinize game scores, team records and other statistics. They discuss standout students and the strategy of coaches. And they toss in their personal observations about where teams are headed and why.

This fall they’ve added an additional tool to the mix. It’s a sports-ranking software system designed by students at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC).Continue Reading

Bright Stars, Wide Seas: UMGC Professor Teaches While Navigating the Globe

UMGC Professor Carl Berman is spending four months teaching oceanography aboard a floating university as part of the Semester at Sea program. This is the second of three stories that follow his experience.

Carl Berman joined his students outside to watch a dramatic meteor shower against an otherwise inky sky. It was an unusual undertaking for a professor of oceanography, even more so for where it occurred: on a ship near the coast of Africa.Continue Reading

Employers Underscore the Importance of Hands-on Skills at 2019 Decoding Your Cyber Career Event

“Basic certifications are important to get out of the gate, but hands-on experience goes a long way toward opening doors,” said Mike Janke, master of ceremonies for “Decoding Your Cyber Career,” a networking and informational event held on October 2 at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center on the Essex campus of the Community College of Baltimore (CCBC).Continue Reading

UMGC Faculty Members Receive Top Honors for Teaching Excellence

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.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) has conferred the Stanley J. Drazek Teaching Excellence Award, the university’s highest faculty teaching honor, on eight of its most outstanding faculty members in Asia, Europe and the United States for their noteworthy contributions to the scholarship and art of teaching.Continue Reading

When Learning Is a Voyage—Literally

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.

UMGC Professor Carl Berman will spend the next four months teaching oceanography aboard a floating university as part of the Semester at Sea program. This is the first of three stories that will follow his experience.

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In 32 Years Overseas, Holowenzak Served Students and Community

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.

Stephen Holowenzak was on a break from setting up a computer system and workshops for the Cumberland Area Health Education Center in rural Maryland when an ad in the Washington Post caught his eye. The University of Maryland Global Campus was seeking faculty to teach active-duty service members on military bases in Europe and Asia. Holowenzak applied. Continue Reading