August 22, 2000
USM Board of Regents Finance Committee Meeting August 24; Full
Board Meeting August 25, at Shady Grove
The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Finance
will meet in public session on Thursday, August 24 at the USM Shady Grove
Center's Education II Building, 9630 Gudelsky Drive in Rockville, MD. The full
Board of Regents will meet at the same site on Friday August 25.
On Thursday, August 24, the Finance Committee will convene in public session at
approximately 3 p.m. The full Board of Regents will meet in public session in
the same location on the following day, Friday, August 25, beginning at 1 p.m.
Agenda items before the Finance Committee include:
- USM institutions' schedule for tuition and mandatory fees for Fiscal Year 2002.
Following Regents policy established in 1993, tuition rate increases for
full-time undergraduate residents has been limited to four percent. Three
institutions - the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Frostburg State
University, and Coppin State College - have proposed an increase of three
percent. Bowie State University has proposed no increase.
- Four-year tuition plan and analysis of the plan.
- Fiscal Year 2002 operating budget and separate list request, including an
increase of $96 million in general funds or 12 percent over Fiscal Year 2001.
The Committee also will receive reports on the capital improvement program
and the University System's financial status for the fiscal year ended June
Agenda items for the full Board of Regents meeting on August 25 include:
The Board also will take action on the proposed tuition schedule and all
other items on the Finance Committee agenda.
- Format for reporting on institutional compliance with the new Board policy
on technological fluency. The policy seeks assurance that all graduates of
USM institutions are fluent in information technology.
- Proposed USM policy on shared governance in the System.
- New academic programs at the following institutions: master of science
degree in social work at Salisbury State University; bachelor's degree in
theatre arts at Salisbury State; doctoral degree in physical therapy at the
University of Maryland, Baltimore; master's degree in education with
specialization in instructional technology at the University of Maryland
Full agenda and background information will be available at the meeting.
Sign language interpreters and/or other appropriate accommodations for
eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request.
Please call 301/445-2756 (voice) or 301/314-7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special