UMD faculty are invited to apply for the 2017-2018 Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows. In the coming academic year, the topic for Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows will be Creating Community from the I-Series Experience. We seek applications from faculty who currently teach an I-Series course or who would like to develop a new I-Series course. Call for Faculty Fellows applications


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University's Incentive Awards Program Joins Undergraduate Studies

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is pleased to welcome the University of Maryland Incentive Awards Program to our community of programs that serve the academic mission of the University. The program offers full financial support to the University of Maryland to exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon persistence and maturity in the face of very difficult circumstances.

While the program is directed primarily toward graduates of select Baltimore City and Prince George’s County public schools who demonstrate financial need, the award is more than a prestigious scholarship. At the heart of the Incentive Awards Program is the development of individual character and community responsibility within an intimate community of staff, peers, advisers and mentors.


Undergraduate Studies News & Events Rundown

Solutions in Action: Counteracting Divisiveness
A Faculty-Staff Summer Brown Bag Series Content

Faculty and staff are invited to this Wednesday lunchtime discussion series.  The series offers an interactive forum for deepening understanding of the complex problem of hate, divisiveness, and intimidation on campus. The goal of the series is to work together to identify steps we can take, both individually and collectively, to address it. For more information about the series.

National Scholarships Office logoThe National Scholarships Office announces the awarding of the prestigious Gates Cambridge and Marshall scholarships. More about these scholarships.  The National Scholarships Office and UMD are one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars in the United States students.

Global Fellows logoGlobal Fellows in Washington, DC students win Critical Language Scholarships. Kalyn Cai ('17) will study Arabic in Ibri, Oman. Margaret Ebacher-Rini ('17) will study Chinese in Suzhou, China. Gurleen Kaur ('15) will study Punjabi in Chandigarh, India. Irene Solaiman ('17) will study Bangla in Kolkata, India. More about the recipients.

Gemstone Program logoHonors College Gemstone Program Team Wins UMD Invention of the Year
Alumni students from Team TESLA (2016) discovered a unique way to power devices from meters away, rather than just centimeters. More about the award and invention

For Students and for Faculty: Course Related Policies for UMD Undergraduate Students
A guide to UMD resources and new policies on excused absences, syllabi, sexual misconduct, and much more.

The Office of Undergraduate Studies

The Office develops and directs high impact undergraduate programs and manages campus-wide policies and initiatives. Focused on student success, the Office strives to ensure every undergraduate student's access to campus courses and programs, enhancement of the academic experience, and graduation. The Office of Undergraduate Studies leads General Education, transformative teaching initiatives, and campus-wide advising guidelines and practices. The Office encompasses many critical units, programs, and activities, including:

  • The Honors College, College Park Scholars, Carillon Communities, and Beyond the Classroom
  • Federal Fellows, Global Fellows in Washington, DC, and Hillman Entrepreneurs
  • Letters and Sciences, New Student Orientation, Academic Achievement Programs, and the National Scholarships Office
  • Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, and Air Force and Army ROTC

The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
The 2017 Awardees

The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – Office of Undergraduate Studies Program Teaching Award: Dr. James Fry, Associate Professor in the School of Music, for his work in HONR278R

The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – General Education Teaching AwardDr. Douglas Kern, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, for his work in ENGL275 (Writing to be Seen: Scriptwriting for Theatre, Film, and Television), and ENGL388W (Writing Center Internship).

Non-Exempt/Exempt Undergraduate Studies Staff Award
Paulanne Walker, Coordinator for the Student Success Office

Graduate Student Staff Award
Jacqueline Guhanick, Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) Program in the Honors College

Undergraduate Student Staff Award
Kevin Halliday, New Student Orientation

About the Teaching Awards and Past Winners

Other News of Note

ACES Recognized as a Sucessful Model for Partnership
The ACES program was highlighted in Bloomberg View as a successful model for partnership bewteen business and academia.

Discover internships on and off-campus — for credit or not, your first-stop to find out what UMD offers you. More on internships--»

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