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In 2008, the University of Maryland developed a comprehensive and bold 10-year strategic plan, “Transforming Maryland: Higher Expectations.” In the years since, we have experienced a remarkable rise in accomplishment and reputation. By any measure, our University is now one of the nation’s front-rank public research universities. New opportunities now promise even greater attainments, and we will continue on our path to be considered “equal to the best” among all universities in the world.

Transformational investment in UMD

Dear University of Maryland community,

I am pleased to announce an historic investment to build the future of the state's flagship university and contribute to the future of the State of Maryland.

It will transform access to, and the affordability of, a UMD education. These are core values of our land-grant heritage, and we must invest in our students for they are the future leaders of our society. It will endow faculty chairs and build state-of-the-art facilities to strengthen the excellence of our education, research, and innovation.

March for Science

On Earth Day this Saturday, April 22, the March for Science will bring researchers and educators from all over the country to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. 

Decennial accreditation of UMD

April 6, 2017

Dear University of Maryland community,

This is the year of our ​mandatory ​decennial accreditation review​ by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSC)​. ​​It focuses ​on the educational mission of ​the University​. ​

Our last review was in 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession and the ensuing "new normal" ​ (decreasing state funding and increasing tuition​) ​that ​is​ reshaping American public higher education. 

Decennial accreditation of UMD

April 6, 2017

Dear University of Maryland community,

This is the year of our ​mandatory ​decennial accreditation review​ by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSC)​. ​​It focuses ​on the educational mission of ​the University​. ​

Our last review was in 2007, on the eve of the Great Recession and the ensuing "new normal" ​ (decreasing state funding and increasing tuition​) ​that ​is​ reshaping American public higher education. 

2017 Report to the General Assembly

With strong continuing support from the General Assembly and Governor Larry Hogan, our flagship university is turning knowledge into jobs. Our researchers invent the future. Our talented faculty educates a top workforce. Our dynamism attracts new business and investment. Our expertise helps businesses launch and thrive. All this creates economic and social wealth.

Conversation of the Month

Conversation of the Month

Each month focuses attention on different dimensions of a thriving workplace. 

October’s focus is autonomy, which is highlighted by the following survey questions:

Q02: I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right.
Q03: At work, I have the opportunity to do what I do best every day.
Q07: At work, my opinions seem to count.
Q08: The mission or purpose of my organization makes me feel my job is important.

Education, "dreamers", and DACA

This is a time of grave uncertainty and vulnerability for our students on DACA status. They deserve our support and our country needs them.

Launch of the “Do Good” Initiative

I am pleased to announce the launch of a campus-wide “Do Good” initiative.

This initiative aims to educate and inspire a Do Good generation of students to apply their education, skills, and values to make an impact on the great societal challenges of our time — such as poverty, health inequity, injustice, food and water security, and climate change. It is rooted in our land-grant mission of putting knowledge into practice for social and economic betterment.

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