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2019 Winners of the Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Education

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Office of Undergraduate Studies Programs

LTC Larry Rentz and Cadet Ashley ChangLieutenant Colonel Larry Rentz, Commander of the Army ROTC program, for his work in ARMY 401: Advanced Military Leadership III. Lieutenant Colonel Rentz was nominated by Army ROTC cadet Ashley Chang.

Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in a General Education Course

LTC Larry Rentz and Cadet Ashley ChangDr. Lenea Stocker, Lecturer in the Chemistry Department. She was nominated by students Allyson Conlin (left), Sophia Sommerkamp (right), and Summer Khan for her work in CHEM131: Chemistry I – Fundamentals of General Chemistry, a Natural Sciences Lab course.

First Year Book Selection: Demagoguery and Democracy
Demagoguery and Democracy book coverDemagoguery and Democracy, by Patricia Roberts-Miller, is this year's selection for the First Year Book Program. Faculty who wish to review the book over the summer may pick up a copy at 2110 Marie Mount Hall. First-year students may pick up a FREE copy of the book starting in the fall.
For more information about the book and the First Year Book Program

Annual Event Spotlights Undergraduate Research
students at Undergraduate Research DayOn April 17, Undergraduate Research Day attracted over 500 student researchers and their presentations, posters, and performances featuring current research, scholarship, and artistic endeavors.
The 2019 Student Researchers of the Year Awardees are:
Shereen Ashai, Psychology
Emelia Gold, American Studies, Mechanical Engineering
Deiaa Harraz, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Amelia Hurley-Novatny, Bioengineering
Evan Quartner, Chemistry
The event is sponsored by the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research and the University of Maryland Libraries.

Find a Campus Quiet Space
Students at tables in Hornbake Plaza A quiet space that is open to members of the general campus community can be hard to find. However, they are many of them scattered across campus, both indoors and out. Our Quiet Spaces Project is a guide to finding a quiet space to study/meditate, wherever you are on campus.

24th Annual Undergraduate Studies Academic Advising Conference
Workshop presentationThis year's theme acknowledges the many intersecting identities that students, staff, and faculty on campus hold. This year's conference embraces the challenge of working across differences to learn and engage as we build a better campus through inclusive and equitable advising.
Date: August 13, 2019. Register by August 6th. Advising Conference

Gilman Scholars "Get a Place at the Table"
Gilman Scholar Amanda Mason in EcuadorUndergraduate Studies National Scholarships Office assists UMD students who apply for a Gilman Scholarship. The award is for students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Amanda Mason '18 (left) used her Gilman Scholarship to study in Ecuador.
This past fall, 26 UMD students were awarded the scholarship, the second highest in the nation. About the scholarship

New Internship and Seminar Addresses Water Security and Global Health Challenges
Global Fellows in DC logoThe Global Fellows in Washington, DC  seminar examines water challenges and health threats facing governments as they develop water and health strategies.   Global Fellows is, in a sense, a study abroad experience right here in Washington, DC. About the seminar


Course Related Polices

For Students and for Faculty: Course Related Policies for UMD Undergraduate Students is an important guide that locates UMD resources and policies on excused absences, syllabi, sexual misconduct, and much more.

General Education

General Education at UMD is a challenging and provocative curriculum that reflects the educational quality of the University, and prepares our students for success at Maryland and beyond. Information for students and faculty.

Student Ombuds Office

The Undergraduate Student Ombuds Office ensures that students receive fair and equitable treatment and assists to resolve issues in matters of concern or complaints involving the university.

About the Office of Undergraduate Studies

The Office develops and directs high impact undergraduate programs and manages campus-wide policies and initiatives. Focused on student success, the Office strives to ensure every undergraduate student's access to campus courses and programs, enhancement of the academic experience, and graduation. The Office of Undergraduate Studies leads General Education, transformative teaching initiatives, and campus-wide advising guidelines and practices. The Office encompasses many critical units, programs, and activities, including:

  • The Honors College, College Park Scholars, Carillon Communities, and Beyond the Classroom
  • Federal Fellows Program and the Global Fellows in Washington, DC Program
  • Letters and Sciences, New Student Orientation, Academic Achievement Programs, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education, Pre-College Program, Hillman Entrepreneurs, Incentive Awards Program, and the National Scholarships Office
  • Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and Naval ROTC