University of Maryland Office of Undergraduate Studies
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The Office of Undergraduate Studies
  • Develops and directs high impact academic programs for undergraduate students.
  • Supports and recognizes excellence in teaching.
  • Fosters equity, diversity, and social justice.
  • Manages the availability of undergraduate instruction so that 26,000 students can register for a full load of courses each semester, completing both General Education and academic major requirements.
  • Maintains an ambitious menu of undergraduate advising guidelines and practices to ensure degree completion.

Call for Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows 2015-2016

As we strive to provide outstanding learning experiences for our students, we reflect on our teaching: This year's Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellows will investigate how student work provides evidence of student learning, and how careful review of their work can guide curriculum development and reform. We welcome applications from tenure track, tenured, and professional track faculty from all academic areas.
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Developing the Academic Experience

Extending Scholarship in Living-Learning

Expanding Opportunities

Offering Academic Enhancement

Fostering Academic Success

Recognizing Academic Excellence

Message from the Dean

This year our General Education program is close to full implementation with the development of over 160 I-Series and 200 Scholarship in Practice courses. I-Series courses challenge students to wrestle with big questions and with how different disciplines address them. Both these innovative curricular initiatives emphasize high levels of student-faculty engagement and teamwork.

We launched two new programs this academic year.
College Park Scholars Justice and Legal Thought is a collaboration with the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities, and Carey Law School at the University of Maryland Baltimore. This program and its companion minor, Law and Society, brings law faculty to our campus, greatly enriching our intellectual life. Carillon Communities is a new living-learning program with three cohorts: Once and Future Planet (from Geology), iGive (from the Center for Philanthropy in the School of Public Affairs), and Write Now (from English and creative writing, anchored in Jimenez-Porter Writers’ House). We are proud of these new programs, and eager to watch their development and success.

These are but a selection of the many ways our programs enhance and enrich the academic lives of our undergraduate students

Donna B. Hamilton
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and
Dean for Undergraduate Studies


Undergaduate Studies Program Teaching Award
Kalyana Chadha, Director of College Park Scholars Media, Self, and Society, and Assistant Professor in the Merrill College of Journalism

General Education Teaching Award
Patricia Shields, Senior Lecturer in Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics

Non-exempt/Exempt Staff Award
Marsha Botts, Program Management Specialist, Academic Achievement Programs

Graduate Student Staff Award
Brendan Butler, Federal and Global Semesters

Undergraduate Student Staff Award
Cara Hamel, New Student Orientation

I-Series courses profiled in Chronicle of Higher Education.

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UMD discontinues participation in the Academic Common Market
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UGST Facts

· Half of UMD's fall freshmen class enroll in Honors or Scholars programs.

· Approximately 3,600 students enroll in Letters & Sciences each year.

Meeting the Challenge of Diversity 1968-1976 examines a key period in the desegregation of the University of Maryland. It celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Intensive Educational Development Program, and illuminates the critical role that the program and its people played in the integration of the University of Maryland during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Office of Undergraduate Studies
2110 Marie Mount Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
email: | phone: 301.405.9363 | fax: 301.405.9896
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