Direct Support to Campuses

Since March 2020, the Kirwan Center has been assessing the USM institutions’ needs in order to make a successful pivot to more effective online learning.  USM OnTrack is responding to the identified needs generated by the immediate COVID-19 crisis with a variety of direct supports to the campuses.

Supporting Digital Accessibility for Learning

The William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation has been collaborating with the National Federation of the Blind for several years to support digital accessibility efforts across the System. We are excited to announce that we are now collaborating to co-host an upcoming meeting to discuss how to build support for faculty around digital accessibility for learning on Thursday, September 29 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the National Federation of Blind’s offices in Baltimore.

Interprofessional Education (IPE) Digital Badging Project

In collaboration with a working group of Interprofessional Education leaders from 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities across Maryland, the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation and the University of Maryland, Baltimore Center for Interprofessional Education are leading the first phase (18 months) of a statewide project aimed at increasing the availability, quality, and visibility of Interprofessional Education (IPE) in health care academic programs through digital badging.