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UMUC may experiment with business and learning models
UMUC may experiment with business and learning models

The University of Maryland, University College has a history of experimentation. With its roots in a 1920s night school, the institution expanded in the 1940s and '50s into Europe and Asia to educate military personnel. Then as the Internet flourished, it embraced online learning. Now the state university is experimenting again. This month, President Javier Miyares unveiled a proposal from a group of business leaders he assembled that would tie the university's future more closely to the private sector. At the same time, university administrators are close to piloting a learning model called "competency-based education" that considers professors coaches who help...

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