We reimagine learning and teaching as inclusive, experiential, publicly engaged, creative, integrative, holistic, and empowering.
In Spring 2022, UMD launched a competitive grant process to support innovative educational projects that focus on expanding active and experiential learning.
Teaching and Learning Grants
It funded 115 projects that will directly impact an estimated 19,171 students in 296 courses across 86 academic programs. Fifty projects will bring students out of the classroom, enabling them to apply their growing knowledge to real-world scenarios, and 46 projects will instill more experiential and project-based learning into general education courses.
The university has launched two distinct but related changes in undergraduate education to continue forging an inclusive and diverse community committed to the pursuit of equity.
Undergraduate Curricular Initiatives in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Artistic and creative thinking are vital to addressing grand challenges, prompting the launch of this initiative that leverages the combined power of the arts, technology and social justice.
Arts for All
Arts for All includes two new academic programs:
New changes to classrooms are expanding opportunities for instructors and students for active and engaged learning.
Learning Environment Modernization
New hybrid-flexible classrooms allow in-person and remote students to interact seamlessly.
Additional TERP classrooms support collaborative, student-centered, team-based modes of teaching and learning.
Computer labs were renovated and upgraded to include a new AV system and iMacs.
Classrooms in the School of Public Health Building, Jimenez Hall and the Chemistry Building have been upgraded with new technology and furnishings.
The Honors College expanded to eight living-learning programs with two Fall 2022 additions.
New Honors College Programs
Interdisciplinary Business Honors challenges students to imagine the future of work and business across fields and in connection with the grand challenges of our time.
In Honors Global Communities, students draw on social data science to critically examine a wide range of global problems, with the opportunity for policy internships in the Washington, D.C., area.
Global and Federal Fellows
These impactful programs combine a fall academic seminar on global leadership and policy related to a specific theme, backed by additional coursework, professional development activities and a spring semester internship. Placements include international organizations, federal agencies, foreign embassies, nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations in the Washington, D.C., area. The fellows programs are also adding partnerships across campus and the region while enhancing alumni mentorship activities.
Lead in the development of innovative and inclusive approaches for teaching and learning.
Expand the use of high-impact experiential learning to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn through public service, civic engagement, internships, and project-based experiences.
Create opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration that fosters creative expression, discovery, and critical thinking.
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.