“Dual Language Instruction” Workshops provided by Ana G. Méndez University @SUAGM, #ThinkBigDiversity

The PROMISE AGEP enjoys a partnership with the Ana G. Méndez University System in Puerto Rico, with campuses in Florida (Orlanda and Tampa Bay), and Maryland (Wheaton). The Ana G. Méndez University (AGMUS) offers a unique degree program for adult learners, using a dual language model of Spanish and English. You can read more about the Capital Area Campus on Veirs Mill Road in Wheaton, Maryland here: http://www.suagm.edu/capitalareacampus/. The Maryland Capital Area Campus is a hub or center for three universities in Puerto Rico, offering particular courses and degrees from each campus. In this way, professionals who want to have careers that utilize two languages, can receive their undergraduate and/or graduate degrees using the Dual-Language degree model here in Maryland without having to go to Puerto Rico.


The Chancellor of AGMUS, Dr. Carlos Padin and other faculty from the Puerto Rico campus, along with the Capital Area Campus Director (president) Silvia Navarro and the Academic Director, Ivette Cruz, have participated in SSI, and have been great supporters of PROMISE. The Capital Area Campus came to UMBC last semester to  provide a system-wide seminar that discussed the opportunities at the AGMUS campus in Maryland. AGMUS is offering additional courses for teaching, and they offer these to you. You may take the asynchronous courses online, or come to the Capital Area Campus in Wheaton, Maryland to attend in person. Course dates, times, and the opportunity to create an account for complementary registration can be found here, http://agmus.gosignmeup.com/Public/Course/Browse.

Ivette Cruz, Academic Director of the Capital Area Campus Invites You!

The list below was provided by Ivette Cruz, Academic Director – CAC, who thought that these courses would be of interest to you. She is looking forward to having graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from our institutions participate! AGMUS offers these opportunities to PROMISE in hopes of providing professional development and interest in becoming a bilingual professional, and toward inviting you to apply for their faculty job openings, as available.

Courses Developed for AGMUS Faculty are Offered to Participants of PROMISE 

The courses below are provided for the AGMUS faculty. They are being offered to you as part of the “and the professoriate” part of the PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP). The PROMISE AGEP also has as a sub-program, PROF-it: Professors-in-Training, and we participate in the CIRTL network for research and teaching. We encourage our graduate students and postdocs to take advantage of this generous offer from AGMUS.


  • March 16-20, 2016 Introduction to Blackboard 9.0
  • April 6-10, 2016 Constructivist Assessment
  • April 13-17, 2016 Intermediate Blackboard 9.0
  • May 11-15, 2016 Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach: CALLA
  • May 25-29, 2016 Advanced: Using Blackboard 9.0 in Class
  • June 1-5, 2016 Searching, Evaluating, and Selecting Dual Language Internet Resources
  • June 15-19, 2016 Designing Constructivist Activities
  • June 22-26, 2016 Instruction and Assessment
  • July 6-10, 2016 Constructivist Assessment
  • July 13-17, 2016 Searching, Evaluating, and Selecting Dual Language Internet Resources

Ana G. Méndez


Course Descriptions

Dual Language Workshops with descriptions (Download PDF)

AGMUS Dual Language Workshops with descriptions  Requested Jan  19 20161


AGMUS Dual Language Workshops with descriptions  Requested Jan  19 20161 PG2

For more information on the courses, you can contact the Campus’ Academic Director, Ivette Cruz,  (301) 949-2224, Ext. 8404, and cc Mayra Marenco-Fuente:  maymareno@suagm.edu. Finally, please cc promisestaff@gmail.com. Include your name, department, and school, in all email messages.

REGISTRATION, Dates and Times

Register for either the asynchronous online courses, or the Capital Area Campus courses. You can take the online course anywhere, but you will need to come in person for the Capital Area Campus courses.


You will have to create a free account to register. Use CAC (Capital Area Campus) as your campus during the registration process. 

The Campus Catalog provides additional information about the courses that are taught and the university’s structure.

MORE from our PROMISE -AGMUS Information Session in 2015:


Here’s how courses at AGMUS work for their students. You can consider being a professor, or benefit from the professional development opportunities (above) that are provided for their faculty.



Published by Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) – http://www.umbc.edu/promise, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: http://renettatull.wordpress.com. Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull; https://twitter.com/Renetta_Tull

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