Students will complete qualifying experiences in each of the five program areas of the Grand Challenge Scholars Program.
The program areas are
|UMBC’s Entrepreneurship program offers four core learning objectives drawn from existing coursework, along with a personalized objective focused on recognizing opportunities, effective communication, teamwork, and applying entrepreneurial thinking to social issues.||Read More|
|The Global Perspectives element in the GCSP at UMBC is built on four core learning objectives and two personalized objectives. These objectives encompass proficiency in diverse team collaboration, global citizenship awareness, cultural understanding, and openness to differences.||Read More|
|The Interdisciplinarity core learning objectives focus on analyzing and synthesizing contributions from multiple disciplines to address complex problems. These objectives involve recognizing contributing disciplines, creating common ground among diverse perspectives, and applying bridging strategies for interdisciplinary integration.||Read More|
|UMBC’s Research program has six core objectives rooted in URA recipient assessments and the Critical Agency AFC, covering effective communication, disciplinary writing, creativity, inquiry formulation, disciplinary thinking, and ethical conduct.||Read More|
|The Service program’s core learning objectives, based on the Social Responsibility AFC, encompass community engagement, civic agency, and reflective capacity. Additionally, students choose one personalized learning objective to align with their interests and goals.||Read More|
Each student will create and maintain an electronic portfolio that outlines their qualifying experiences in each of the program areas. Each program area has a set of specific learning objectives that they will have to demonstrate they have mastered by submitting documentation and request for validation.