Student Profile Sharing Launches

UMBCUMBC now allows students the ability to electronically share grades and class schedule information with others. This new feature, “Profile Sharing”, will allow the sharing of information such as grades with family members, and class schedule with study group members.

Please note: This feature does not give parents and other designees the right to receive student information from faculty, staff or other members of the campus community; federal law (FERPA) guides when we can disclose the student records that we maintain. This capability simply empowers the student to more readily share the records they choose to disclose.

For more information about FERPA, visit the Registrar’s webpage on the Privacy and Release of Education Records. For additional questions and clarification around FERPA, contact UMBC’s Office of the General Counsel. For more information about profile sharing, visit our profile sharing FAQs.

UMBC Introduces Summer Enrichment for Middle and High School Students

Starting Summer, The Shriver Center at UMBC will offer various hands-on learning opportunities for Middle and High School students through its new Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE).

SEE provides an opportunity for local middle and high school students to get a sense of the college learning experience. SEE participants will collaborate and learn under the direction of UMBC faculty and with the support of UMBC undergraduate students.

The experiences cover a broad range of academic interests, including STEM and the arts and humanities, and program material focuses on relevant topics, ranging from cybersecurity to devised theatre. View a complete list of experiences offered here.

Registration for SEE is now open, and can be accessed at Registration discounts are offered to UMBC faculty, staff and alumni. Learn more at:

University System of Maryland Announces Appointment of Robert Caret as Fourth Chancellor

To: The UMBC Community

From: President Freeman Hrabowski

I am very encouraged by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents’ selection of Robert Caret as our next Chancellor. He is a strong leader and will do a fine job as Chancellor.

The official announcement from Regents chair, James Shea, is available here. Please join me in welcoming Dr. Caret back to Maryland.

Deadline Extended for the Campus Strategic Planning Survey

FROM:   Provost Philip Rous, Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee

Bruce Walz, Chair, Academic Planning and Budget Committee, Co-Chair, Strategic Planning Steering Committee

We understand how busy this time of year can be, so we have extended the deadline for the campus strategic planning survey through Thursday, December 18.

If you have not yet had a chance to do so, we encourage you to take this opportunity to contribute to the strategic planning process by sharing your experiences and perspective with the strategy groups.

Please participate in our faculty and staff strategic planning survey »

Thank you.

Distribution of Paychecks (1/2/15)

facstaff5HRChecks will be available for pick-up in the Administration Building, 5th floor on January 2, 2015 from 10 AM – 11 AM.

Employees choosing to pick up their paychecks must present an official picture ID such as a valid driver license, UMBC employee ID or passport. If an employee wishes for another person to pick up their paycheck, then the following must be done:

1.The person must have an official memorandum from the employee giving authorization for a specific individual to pick up his/her 1/2/2015 paycheck.

2.The memorandum must contain the name, last (4) digits of the social security number, printed and signed full name of the employee as well as the printed and signed name of the receiver.The receiver must know the employee’s department name and present an official/valid picture identification when picking up the paycheck.

The Department of Human Resources wishes to all UMBC faculty, staff and students a safe and happy holiday.