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Hood College professors launch project to unite educators, problem-solve virtual learning challenges

Two Hood College professors know firsthand the challenges of teaching online during the coronavirus pandemic. With new state funding, they’ve created a program to help solve these hurdles.

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Independent Higher Education Day 2022

 

Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed February 23, 2022 Maryland Independent Higher Education Day (IHED) and encouraged the people of Maryland to support independent institutions.
2022 IHED Proclamation

2022 IHED Proclamation
 

To commemorate this event, MICUA brought together college students and administrators from MICUA member institutions to celebrate the strength and continued success of independent higher education in Maryland, as well as the generosity of the Sellinger Program. This year MICUA hosted IHED 2022 with both virtual and in person activities.

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Goucher College students with Mileah Kromer,
Associate Professor and
Director of the Sarah T. Hughes Center for Politics,
and Kent Devereaux, President of
Goucher College.
Maryland Institute College of Art students
and Sammy Hoi, President of
Maryland Institute College of Art.

 

The morning began with a Zoom Webinar. Marylou Yam, PhD, Chair of the MICUA Board of Trustees and President of Notre Dame of Maryland University, kicked off the event. President Yam explained the tradition behind IHED and the importance of all students being given the opportunity to attend the institution of higher education that best fits their needs. The Honorable Bill Ferguson, President of the Maryland State Senate and a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, followed with a keynote address. President Ferguson described his path to public service through Teach for America, a position with the Baltimore City Public School System, and then elected office. While teaching, he realized that his purpose was to support equity and that he wanted to work to change laws in a way that would create sustainable good. He shared insights regarding leadership, the importance of having a plan, using backward mapping, and giving realistic expectations, overcoming obstacles, and being open-minded. Sara Fidler, President of MICUA, wrapped up the webinar with a presentation that included key facts about MICUA and tips and tricks for how students could successfully lobby members of the Maryland General Assembly.

 

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 Marylou Yam, PhD, Chair of the MICUA
Board of Trustees and President of
Notre Dame of Maryland University.
The Honorable Bill Ferguson,
President of the Maryland State Senate.
 

 

After the webinar, President Yam and Sammy Hoi, President of Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), were honored on behalf of MICUA on the Floor of the Senate by the Honorable Cory McCray and the rest of the Maryland State Senate. Senator McCray mentioned that he is proud to have MICA to be located in his district and he presented President Yam and President Hoi with a Senate proclamation.

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Marylou Yam, President of Notre Dame of Maryland University,
and Sammy Hoi, President of Maryland Institute College of Art,
were honored on the Senate Floor by Senator Cory McCray.
Marylou Yam, President of Notre Dame of Maryland University,
and Sammy Hoi, President of Maryland Institute College of Art,
were honored on the Senate Floor by Senator Cory McCray.

 

Later in the morning, MICUA students met virtually with elected officials in small groups. Over forty State Senators and Delegates participated in the meetings with students enrolled in MICUA institutions to discuss higher education issues. Conversations covered topics of funding, capital projects, equity and diversity, and legislative goals. Students had a chance to thank Legislators for their support, explain how they have benefitted from Sellinger funding, and share their school pride. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about the legislative process, meet their representatives, and discuss relevant and important issues.

IHED 2022 culminated with a luncheon that combined a celebration of IHED with MICUA’s 50 year anniversary.

 

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State legislators, college students and administrators attend the

Independent Higher Education Day and MICUA 50 year Anniversary luncheon.

 

The luncheon also included the bestowing of the 2022 MICUA Presidents’ Award to the Honorable Maggie McIntosh, Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, in recognition of her outstanding leadership in support of college access, choice, opportunity, and the pursuit of knowledge. Delegate McIntosh has been not only a champion and supporter of MICUA’s students, faculty, staff, and schools – but also a friend.

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 Delegate Maggie McIntosh is honored.

 

Delegate McIntosh has advocated for independent higher education among her colleagues, in Committee hearings, in voting sessions, on the Floor of the House of Delegates, and in the community. Remarks recognizing Delegate McIntosh’s accomplishments were given by President Yam, and representatives of Johns Hopkins University (JHU) including Ron Daniels, President of JHU, Paul Rothman, Dean of JHU School of Medicine, and Kevin Sowers, President of Johns Hopkins Health System. The Honorable Adrienne Jones, Speaker of the House of Delegates, and several members of the House Appropriations Committee joined the event to honor Delegate McIntosh and MICUA.


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Remarks were made by Marylou Yam, President of Notre Dame of Maryland University;
Ron Daniels, President of Johns Hopkins University;

Paul Rothman, Dean of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine;
and Kevin Sowers, President of Johns Hopkins Health System.

IHED2Delegate Pat Young, Delegate Shaneka Henson, Delegate Jared Solomon,
Delegate Susie Proctor, Delegate Maggie McIntosh, Speaker Adrienne Jones,
Delegate Mark Chang and Delegate Ben Barnes
attended the Independent Higher Education Day luncheon.

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Manager of Business Operations Biography

Ashley Swift

Ashley Swift serves as the Manager of Business Operations for the Maryland Independent College and University Association (MICUA). She attended McDaniel College, a MICUA member institution, where she earned her undergraduate degree. She enjoys working with an association whose mission provides a positive impact on the State and the students served.

Job Opening: Associate Vice President for Government and Business Affairs

Associate Vice President for Government and Business Affairs – The Maryland Independent College & University Association (MICUA), a non-profit association which has as its mission the collective representation and coordination of independent higher education in Maryland, is seeking an experienced government affairs individual to assist in providing public policy leadership in support of higher education, as well as coordinating and facilitating partnerships and engagement with the business community.    

The successful candidate must have the ability to manage a diversity of internal and external constituencies, effective public speaking, the capacity for hard work in an intense and challenging environment, and an understanding and appreciation of the nature of independent higher education and the issues important to academe.  In addition to public policy leadership, the Associate Vice President is responsible for assisting with the monitoring of the State budget and fiscal outlook, coordinating State aid programs, reviewing federal and State legislation and regulations, representing MICUA on various state and national policy forums, testifying before legislative committees, assisting with communications, and handling other projects as assigned by the President. 

The Associate Vice President for Government and Business Affairs reports to the President.  The Associate Vice President is responsible for public policy leadership in support of independent higher education and assists in liaising between MICUA and various public bodies, including the Governor’s Office, the Maryland General Assembly, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, and the Department of Budget and Management.   As a member of the MICUA executive team, the Associate Vice President assists the President in all operations of the Association and fulfills the duties of President or Executive Vice President when necessary. 

  

The Associate Vice President performs the following duties:

  • Assists with lobbying elected officials in support of independent higher education;
  • Monitors the State budget and fiscal outlook;
  • Coordinates State aid programs in collaboration with the Senior Research Analyst;
  • Coordinates and assists the MICUA capital projects submission process in collaboration with the Executive Vice President;
  • Reviews federal and State legislation and regulations;
  • Prepares written and oral testimony in collaboration with the Executive Assistant;
  • At the direction of the President or the Executive Vice President, testifies before committees of the Maryland General Assembly, the Maryland Higher Education Commission, and the Department of Budget and Management; 
  • Represents the Association on several State and national committees and various policy forums;
  • Works with National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and other national organizations on issues impacting independent higher education;
  • Assists with convening and coordinating meetings with various campus-based affinity groups;
  • Facilitates collaboration among institutions of higher education to reduce costs or increase revenues;
  • Coordinates with the Senior Research Analyst for the preparation and production of various financial and accountability reports;
  • Assists in responding to inquiries from institutions, federal and state agencies, national organizations, and the general public regarding independent higher education; 
  • Surveys member institutions on key issues, assesses responses, and assists in formulating MICUA policy; 
  • Explores and facilitates engagement and partnership opportunities with the business community;
  • Brokers consortium arrangements and pricing opportunities for the MICUA institutions;
  • Assists with special projects; and
  • Handles other responsibilities as assigned by the President.

 

A masters degree in a related discipline or juris doctor is required.  At least 5 years of experience in a related field is preferred.  A candidate is expected to exhibit a proven history of competence in management, progressive experience with public policy development, and strong written and oral communication skills.  

MICUA pays competitive salaries and offers a full range of benefits, including health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance.  Please email a resume and a letter of interest that includes three professional references and salary requirements to:  Ashley Swift, Manager of Business Operations, at aswift@micua.org.  Candidates may also submit letter(s) of recommendation for consideration.  The position remains open until filled; however, letters of interest must be received by September 1, 2020, to guarantee full consideration.  MICUA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

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Please view the individual links below for specific information about CARES Act Reporting from each MICUA member institution.

Capitol Technology University  
https://mycapitol.captechu.edu/ICS/Public_Information/Emergency_Response.jnz
Goucher College
https://www.goucher.edu/explore/facts-and-stats/consumer-information

Hood College
https://www.hood.edu/discover/welcome-home-blazers/cares-act-higher-education-emergency-relief-fund/department-education-reporting-requirement
Loyola University Maryland
https://www.loyola.edu/about/coronavirus-update/resources/cares-student-emergency-grants
Maryland Institute College of Art https://www.mica.edu/financial-aid/graduate-loans-scholarships-fellowships/cares-grant/ 
McDaniel College
https://www.mcdaniel.edu/consumer-information
Mount St. Mary's University
https://inside.msmary.edu/health-services/covid-19-info.html
Notre Dame of Maryland University

https://www.ndm.edu/compliance

St. John's College
https://www.sjc.edu/about/policies-procedures/emergency-relief-fund
Stevenson University
https://www.stevenson.edu/about/consumer-information/
Washington Adventist University
https://www.wau.edu/wau-to-use-800k-in-cares-act-funding-to-support-students/
Washington College
https://www.washcoll.edu/coronavirus/cares-act.php

To view more information on the CARES Act Reporting Requirements, click here

Please contact Stephanie Thomas, Director of Communications, at sthomas@micua.org with any updates or questions.

 

 

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