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Being Articulate at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

November 30th, 2016 · No Comments · education, University of Maryland University College

A significant number of students have taken courses at other post-secondary institutions that need to be looked at and credit given which can count towards achieving a UMUC degree. The process of doing this examination as you might imagine is sufficiently important enough to UMUC to result in a formal effort. The result of each […]

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What is Information Systems Management?

November 28th, 2016 · No Comments · education, technology

For close to two years now, I have been the Program Chair for the Information Systems Management, IFSM, major for the undergraduate school, cleverly called The Undergraduate School (TUS), at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).  By something probably a bit more than coincidence that is the same major I graduate in from the […]

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Springtime in Largo

September 5th, 2016 · No Comments · education, University of Maryland University College

After a big gap, which I will try not to allow to repeat, I am back and focused on my day job at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). My role as the Program Chair of the Information Systems Management (IFSM) Undergraduate Degree program means I have both academic responsibility for the quality of […]

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Information Systems Management

July 9th, 2016 · No Comments · education, University of Maryland University College

As I have mentioned a number of times over the last 18 months, I now work for the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), as the Program Chair for Information Systems Management in the undergraduate school, cleverly called at UMUC by the name The Undergraduate School (TUS). Since the undergraduate degree I received over forty […]

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Pondering Educational Provisioning

November 2nd, 2015 · No Comments · education, University of Maryland University College

On my white board in my office at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), I have written down three big questions which I hope at some point during my time here to be able to answer: Why are we here? I am interested in answering that question for both the school itself and for […]

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Adaptive Learning in the On-line Classroom

October 13th, 2015 · No Comments · education, University of Maryland University College

I started working full-time at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) in January of this year when I accepted the position of Program Chair for Information Systems Management (IFSM) within the Undergraduate school (cleverly named The Undergraduate School, TUS). As the Program Chair, I have responsibility for both: logistics issues: hiring adjunct faculty, ensuring […]

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My Advice for Career Advancement

August 17th, 2015 · No Comments · education, life, University of Maryland University College

I recently was asked to provide advice relating to career advancement for the UMUC Alumni association (some would argue that perhaps I am not the best source for such advice), but in any event as a proud UMUC Alumni (and current UMUC employee), I wrote up the following which appeared here and which is copied below:

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UMUC’s 2015 Commencement

May 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · education, University of Maryland University College

While I attended my two daughter’s college commencements as well as a niece’s college commencement I had never been to one directly related to me until this last weekend. I was at Fort Dix when my University of Maryland College Park class graduated, to explain this would require telling a long story about breaking up […]

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It Turns Out You CAN Go Home Again – A New Job

January 1st, 2015 · No Comments · education, technology, University of Maryland University College

Slightly over forty years ago, I received a B.S. in Information Systems Management from the University of Maryland College Park (the major had just been created). It started me off on a random walk through the continually changing Information Technology field. When I first wrote a computer program to bid bridge in high school and […]

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My Political Theory Class

December 4th, 2014 · No Comments · education, globalization, politics

This semester I am not only teaching classes, two IT related classes at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC), but also taking graduate classes, two Government and Politics graduate classes at the University of Maryland College Park. So every Tuesday afternoon and evening I attend two almost three hour classes, the first focusing on […]

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