University System of Maryland Receives Federal Grant to Examine the Role of Academic Libraries and Consortia in Increasing the Relevance of Open Educational Materials

The University System of Maryland (USM) has received a two-year planning grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), a federal agency charged with advancing, supporting, and empowering America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development.

Fall 2021 Faculty Showcase

This fall, the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation will host a faculty showcase, Silver Linings: Lessons Learned from Teaching during the Pandemic. Faculty, individually and with colleagues, will share challenges, triumphs, lessons learned, and new approaches for supporting quality teaching and learning. Sessions will explore novel instructional approaches, active learning pedagogies, student engagement practices, assessment techniques, communication strategies, and faculty-staff and faculty-student partnerships.

USM and UMGC Form $2.6 Million Partnership to Support Expansion of Online Learning Across System Institutions

The Kirwan Center and UMGC have formed a $2.6 Million partnership, called USM OnTrack, to work with provosts, teaching and learning center directors, instructional designers, technology professionals, and others to support and assess expansion of high-quality online learning across the system.