Our future is tied to and interconnected with our local, state, national, and international partners. We will create and sustain partnerships that allow our research to have impact locally and globally, our education to prepare students for civic engagement and impact, and our service to create solutions for a more equitable, sustainable, and resilient world.
Since its founding in 2004, UMD’s research park has dramatically grown in size and scope. The Discovery District today features many private and governmental organizations with thousands of employees working in more than 2 million square feet of office space.
It encompasses cutting-edge startups, longstanding firms, co-working space, a public charter school, stylish eateries, a top-flight hotel and much more. The University of Maryland is strengthening support and finding new ways to integrate the Discovery District into the broader campus, optimizing collaborative research and educational opportunities, securing larger funding awards through public-private partnerships and continuing to enable the growth of startup companies.
The university is accelerating efforts to support students in Prince George’s County and Baltimore high schools seeking admission to UMD.
Welcoming Students from Prince George's and Baltimore
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions offers opportunities for engagement with these underrepresented populations, including workshops, seminars and recruitment events for students, school counselors and families. Its Maryland Ascent Program assists students and families navigating the college admission process. Beyond an established partnership with the Prince George’s Office of College Readiness, it is pursuing partnerships with community-based organizations in both jurisdictions.
In addition, the College of Education, led by the Center for Educational Innovation and Improvement, has developed a long-term strategic partnership with Prince George's County Public Schools addressing issues of equity and achievement:
Launched a mathematics improvement network in several schools.
Offered online UMD dual-enrollment math courses to high school seniors.
Graduated administrators in the School Leadership Ed.D. program and teachers from the Teacher Leader Certificate program.
Trained teachers in remote teaching skills and administrators in Improvement Science strategies.
Developed a yearlong pre-teaching residency model, mentor teacher academy and career ladder framework.
Expand our impact through strategic research partnerships with local, state, national, and global stakeholders.
Catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship for inclusive economic development.
Enhance the economy, educational outcomes, social justice, quality of life, and civic engagement of our neighbors and neighborhoods through relationship-building and ongoing commitment to partnerships.
FEARLESSLY FORWARD IN PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE AND IMPACT FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD: THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND STRATEGIC PLAN is a living document and will evolve and grow as we do. Please visit this site to follow our progress as we move fearlessly forward.