USM Board of Regents Meets April 15

Meeting to Include Presentation of Regents Faculty Awards, Vote on Tuition Rates

Adelphi, Md. (April 13, 2016) -- The University System of Maryland Board of Regents at its next meeting will present Regents Awards to faculty members and vote on proposed tuition rates for the 2016-17 academic year.

The public meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 15 in the Potomac Ballroom, Salon 2, of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC) Inn and Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd. East, Adelphi, MD.

The Regents Awards are the highest honor presented by the Board of Regents to exemplary faculty members. The awards honor excellence in four categories: teaching, public service, mentoring, and research/scholarship/creative activity. (During a social reception before the public meeting, the board will honor each winner individually. The group then will be recognized collectively before the general public.)

The proposed fiscal year 2017 in-state undergraduate tuition rates will not increase by more than 2 percent. The proposed increase for out-of-state undergraduate full-time rates is generally no more than 3 percent. The board also will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students.

The board will vote at the end of its public agenda on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss items that fall under the closing guidelines of the Open Meetings Act. These items include performance reviews of two presidents; discussion of investigative matters that may lead to criminal prosecution; a briefing of regents on logistical issues relating to the USM office relocation; and advice from counsel regarding interpretation of provisions of Senate Bill 1052. The full agenda, with supporting materials including the Reconvene to Closed Session statement, can be accessed here.

Sign language interpreters and/or appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.1901 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements.

Parking for the meeting will be available in UMUC's Inn and Conference Center garage. Driving directions are available here.


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719