UMUC Reduces Undergraduate Tuition for Dependents of Active-Duty Servicemembers As Well As Spouses and Dependents of Military Reservists and National Guard Members

University of Maryland University College has reduced undergraduate tuition to $250 per credit for dependents of active-duty military servicemembers, as well as the spouses and dependents of reservists and National Guard members. The change goes into effect with the spring 2016 term.Continue Reading

WOW! UMUC Wins National Award for Eliminating Textbooks in All Undergraduate Courses

Move to Open Educational Resources Ensures Up-to-Date Material, Saves UMUC Students Millions of Dollars Per Year

University of Maryland University College was recognized by the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies, known as WCET, with a WCET Outstanding Work Award, or WOW Award. The award was given for UMUC’s large-scale effort to eliminate publisher textbooks and use Open Educational Resources, or OERs, in all undergraduate courses. The move is saving UMUC’s more-than-64,000 undergraduate students millions of dollars each year.Continue Reading

The Kalb Report: Sunday Talk—A Conversation with Chuck Todd and John Dickerson

For more than 60 years, Americans have turned to network television on Sunday morning for intelligent, insightful discourse on issues of politics and public policy. A proud history, however, does not guarantee future success in a digital world and a dramatically changing television landscape.

On this edition of The Kalb Report, moderator Marvin Kalb explores the past, present, and future of Sunday talk with the hosts of the two highest-rated and longest-airing public affairs programs: Chuck Todd of NBC’s Meet the Press and John Dickerson of CBS’s Face the Nation.

The Kalb Report will take place on Monday, November 9, at 8 p.m. eastern time, in the main ballroom of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, in Washington, D.C.Continue Reading

MEDIA ADVISORY: UMUC to Host Events During National Cyber Security Awareness Month

Activities and Events in October to Promote Online Safety and Security

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is planning events and activities to promote online safety and security during National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. For the second consecutive year, UMUC will join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to promote its Stop.Think.Connect.™ campaign.Continue Reading

UMUC to Develop New Math Course as Part of “First in the World” Grant from U.S. Department of Education

UMUC part of group of University System of Maryland institutions to receive nearly $3 million to develop new math pathways to boost retention and college completion

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is part of a group of University System of Maryland (USM) institutions and Maryland community colleges that has received a nearly $3 million U.S. Department of Education “First in the World” grant over the next four years to develop mathematics pathways that will lead to improved retention and college completion.Continue Reading

UMUC to Spin Off Data Analytics Division Into New Company Providing Business Intelligence Products and Services To Universities Nationwide

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents today approved a University of Maryland University College (UMUC) plan to spin off its Office of Analytics into a new company, HelioCampus, that will provide business intelligence products and services to universities nationwide.Continue Reading

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper to Keynote UMUC Cybersecurity Scholarship Gala, Sept. 12

Event has raised more than $1.5 million to support UMUC Cybersecurity students since 2011

James R. Clapper, director of national intelligence, will be the keynote speaker at the third University of Maryland University College Cyber Gala, an event that has raised a total of $1.5 million since 2011 to fund scholarships for deserving UMUC Cybersecurity students.Continue Reading