USM News

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.

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.

Statement by USM Chancellor Jay A. Perman on the Remainder of the Semester, Commencement, and Other Issues

All undergraduate face-to-face instruction will shift to remote instruction for the rest of the semester. It will be up to presidents, provosts, deans, and department heads to work out detailed plans that allow students to complete their work and to fulfill all of their requirements.

Cliff Kendall, Advisory Board Member for the William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation, Dies at 86

Clifford M. Kendall, former long-time Chair of the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents and Advisory Board member for the Kirwan Center, passed away on March 28, 2018.
Kendall’s impact on higher education in Maryland is well known. He dedicated countless hours of service to both the USM Board of Regents and the USM Foundation, and his incredible generosity to his alma mater, the University of Maryland, College Park, and to the Universities at Shady Grove has impacted the lives of countless students.