THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND
MINUTES OF THE MEETING
April 7, 2000
Chairman Chapman moved, Regent Hoyer seconded and the Board of
Regents voted unanimously to convene in closed and executive
session with the Chancellor on Friday, April 7, 2000, at Bowie
State University, Bowie, MD beginning at 8:30 a.m. Those present
were: Chairman Chapman, Regents Billingsley, Crawford, Finan,
Gonzales, Houghton, Hoyer, Josey, Kendall, Lincoln, Miller,
Nevins, Wood, Chancellor Langenberg, Assistant Attorney General
Anderson, and Ms.Ryan. The meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.
The Board of Regents and the Chancellor reviewed items on the
agenda that were exempted under the Open Meetings Act for
consideration in closed and executive session. The meeting
adjourned at 10:55 a.m.
Chairman Chapman moved, Regent Hoyer seconded, and the Board of
Regents voted unanimously to convene in closed and executive
session with the Chancellor's Council on Friday, April 7, 2000
at Bowie State University, Bowie, MD. at 11:00 a.m. Those
present were: Chairman Chapman, Regents Billingsley, Crawford,
Finan, Gonzales, Houghton, Hoyer, Josey, Kendall, Lincoln,
Miller, Nevins, Wood, Chancellor Langenberg, Vice Chancellors
Martin, Middleton, and Vivona, Associate Vice Chancellor
Komenda, Assistant Attorney General Anderson, Presidents
Boesch, Gira, Heeger, Hrabowski, Hunter-Cevera, Mote, Ramsay,
Smith, Turner, Interim Presidents Holloway and Jones, BOR staff
advisor Berkman, and Ms. Ryan. Ronnie Holden VP for
Administrative Affairs for Dr. Spikes.
The Board of Regents and the Chancellor's Council reviewed
items on the agenda that are exempted under the Open
Meetings Act for consideration in closed and executive
session. The meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.
I. Call to Order, Welcome and Remarks from the Host Institution
The public meeting of the Board of Regents of the University
System of Maryland was called to order by Chairman Chapman on
Friday, April 7, 2000 at Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
1:15 p.m. Those present were: Chairman Chapman, Regents
Billingsley, Crawford, Finan, Gonzales, Houghton, Hoyer, Josey,
Kendall, Lincoln, Miller, Nevins, Wood.
Interim President Holloway welcomed the members of the Board
of Regents and guests to Bowie State University. He then
presented six BSU students who presented comments/concerns on
the following issues: financial aid administration; student fees;
on-line registration; campus parking; technology, general financial
administration; presidential turn-over (Chapman's response to
question: Pollard resigned; Dr. Holloway was selected as an
interim president and Dr. Lowe has been chosen by the search
committee as the next president to take BSU to the next higher
level); communications with BOR and students; tuition increase
used for dorms, food, activities, transportation on weekends,
replacement of out of date books in the library.
Regent Josey said that she appreciated the comments and wanted
the students to understand that the Board of Regents do not
control the items presented by the students. These are items
that need to be taken up with the new President, Dr. Lowe. It
is not the place of the Board to micromanage the campuses on
these issues. Regent Josey will make sure that Dr. Lowe
receives their list of concerns.
Regent Lincoln suggested that the students also work with the
student regent on some of their concerns.
Regent Miller echoed Regent Lincoln's suggestion that the
students work with the student regent with their concerns and
was willing to meet with the students.
Regent Chapman expressed concern regarding outdated books in the
library and would like Bowie to address this issue.
II. Approval of Minutes
Chairman Chapman moved that the Board of Regents accept the
minutes of, and ratify the actions taken at, the February 3,
2000; seconded by Regent Josey and Board unanimously approved.
Chairman Chapman presented certificates to the winners of the
2000 Faculty Awards (12 of the 13 awardees were in attendance).
III. Committee of the Whole
A. Committee on Advancement - Regent Josey reported that the
Committee had met on March 14, 2000 to consider items that
are exempted under the Open Meetings Act for consideration
in closed and executive session.
Regent Josey introduced and welcomed Francis Canavan, USM
Associate Vice Chancellor for Communications. Also, the
Advancement Office will host a seminar on high tech and
higher education partnerships in philanthropy in the new
economy at UMUC on April 17.
1. The combined endowment management results of the UMF
and the USM's Common Trust were ranked first in a national
survey of 518 institutions.
2. $530M have been raised as of the end of February toward
the Campaign goal of $700M.
3. Cost of Fund Raising Survey Results - Costs USM 14 cents to
raise $1.00 - well within the national average.
4. Discussion of the difficulties in hiring and retaining
5. Reports received from Mr. Komenda on state relations and Mr.
Sweet on federal relations.
6. John Martin and Joe Vivona gave a brief presentation on the UMF
and the USM's Common Trust. A copy of the report is on file with
the minutes of the meeting.
B. Report on the Committee on Audit - No report
C. Ad Hoc Committee on Bylaws - No Report
D. Committee on Education Policy - Regent Gonzales reported that
the Education Policy Committee met on March 16, 2000 at Coppin to
consider items that are exempted under the Open Meetings Act for
consideration in closed and executive session.
1. Policies Pertaining to Professional Librarians
a. Policy on Professional and/or Research Leave for
Faculty Members Engaged Exclusively or Primarily
in Library Services - motion made, seconded and
b. Policy on Part-time Faculty Members Engaged
Exclusively or Primarily in Library Services.
Motion made, seconded and unanimously approved.
c. Change in University System Policy on Appointment,
Rank and Tenure of Faculty (II-1.00) to
Accommodate Professional Librarians
A question arose during the discussion on the
definition of cause - the issue of the right to
terminate someone in permanent status. There was some
discussion whether insubordination should be included
as a cause for dismissal. The ultimate decision was
not to include insubordination.
Regent Hoyer questioned if there could be agreement on
a definition. The board does not put aside
insubordination; but understands that there is a
Dr. Havas from CUSF stated that insubordination is
covered by willful neglect of duty.
Regent Nevins - The Committee was not overlooking
insubordination but felt it could be dealt with under
other existing categories.
Regent Hoyer - Willful neglect of duty and
insubordination are not the same.
Regent: Gonzales: that's correct.
Regent Hoyer: It's not something we are not doing
because it's not actionable, but it is something that
we are not including because we think the definition
is very difficult and we need to deal with it in a
Gonzales And when we deal with it, we need to deal
with it in a broader context than just librarians.
Motion: Regent Gonzales moved the approval of the
amendment on the BOR System Policy on Appointment,
Rank and Tenure of Faculty as set forth in the
attachment to the agenda. Seconded: Hoyer. Moved
and seconded; Further discussion?
Crawford: I want to be sure it's part of the record
that insubordination is a cause for action.
Motion unanimously approved by the Board..
2. Policy on Programs that Do Not Require New Resources (III-7.01):
Regent Gonzales moved, seconded and unanimously approved by the
3. New program Proposal - BS in Statistics at UMBC - was
considered as a group with the new programs from April
4, 2000 Teleconference Meeting
ACTION ITEMS FROM TELECONFERENCE MEETING ON APRIL 4, 2000
Recommendation on Approval of New Program Proposals:
Motion made, seconded and unanimously approved by the
Board for New Programs Proposals including:
BS in Statistics at UMBC and
TU, MS in Applied Gerontology
TU, MS in Nursing,
TU, Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Nursing
TU, SCD in Occupational Science (applied Doctorate)
UMBC, BS in Financial Economics
TU, BA/BS in Earth Space Science
TU, BA/BS in Geology
UMCP, MA in Second Language Acquisition and
UMES, MS in Criminology and Criminal Justice
1. Review of Grant Program to Increase Minority Participation in
the Life Sciences
2. Annual Report on Intercollegiate Athletics - report filed with
3. State Plan Update
4. Mission Statement Format and Timeline
E. Committee on Finance - Regent Crawford reported that the Finance
Committee met on March 16, 2000 at Downtown Baltimore Center to
consider items that are exempted under the Open Meetings Act for
consideration in closed and executive session. The Committee was
unable to take action because of a lack of a quorum. On March 27,
the committee spoke during a teleconference call and presented the
following for action and information:
1. Self-Support Charges and Fees for FY 2001 - Regent Chapman
moved, Regent Josey seconded and Board unanimously approved.
2. University of Maryland, Baltimore County: Public/Private
Partnership for Student Housing: Moved by Regent Chapman, seconded by
Regent Josey and Board unanimously approved.
3. University of Maryland, College Park: Increase in Scope and
Funding for the Arena Project Area: Regent Crawford moved, Regent
Josey seconded and Board unanimously approved the request for an
increase in the project scope and funding to accommodate catering and
concessions equipment, at an amount not to exceed $1.5
million, was approved. The request for the
construction of a new practice field was tabled at
4. University of Maryland, College Park: Modifications of
Construction Management Program. Regent Chapman moved, Regent Josey
seconded and Board unanimously approved.
5. University of Maryland, College Park: Change in Scope, Funding
and Financing Plan for the Computer Science Instructional Center -
Addition to the A.V. Williams Building. Regent Chapman moved, Regent
Josey seconded and Board unanimously approved.
1. University System of Maryland: Quarterly Review of Capital
2. Report on FY 1999 Procurement contracts
3. Annual Report on Intercollegiate Athletics: FY 1999
4. Financial Data Report for the Seven Months Ending January 31,
At the end of Regent Crawford's report, Regent Chapman
recognized Regent Crawford's last meeting as a member of the
Regents and thanked him for his work at a member of the Board of
Regents and chairman of the Finance Committee. Regent Chapman
then read a resolution of the Board of Regents of the USM
Concerning the Outstanding Service of Edwin Crawford to the
Board. Copy is on file with the minutes.
It was acknowledged that this would also be the last BOR meeting
for Student Regent Andrew Miller. A number of regents
recognized Regent Miller's work during the year. Regent Miller
introduced Kevin Oxendine, the Student Regent for FY 2001.
F. Report of the Technology Committee - Regent Wood - presented the
Minimum USM Information Technology Standard for approval. The
Standard was amended with a word change in II Minimum Information
Technology Standard, item-(7) - continuously was deleted and
periodically substituted. Regent Chapman moved to accept standard,
seconded to Regent Wood and Board unanimously approved.
G. Report of the Committee on Organization & Compensation - Regent
Billingsley - stated that a consultant was working on a proposal for
an optional presidential compensation package.
IV. Chancellor's Report
Chancellor Langenberg's report included the opening house and
kickoff celebration at Shady Grove to introduce the four-year
degree daytime program in Montgomery County in partnership with
USM Institutions and Montgomery College; Frederick Douglass
Award will be presentation to Bea Gaddy on April 20; U.S. News
and World Report Ranks which include a number of USM programs;
two UM,B professors won an Oscar for their documentary; AGB
Meeting and an update on the 2000 legislative session.
V. Reports of the Advisory Councils
Council of University Presidents (CUSP) - Dr. Ramsay
presented a short report.
Council of University System Faculty (CUSF) - Dr. Stephen
Havas, Chair of CUSF, presented his report. Copy on file
Council of University System Staff (CUSS) - Mr. Larry
Lauer, Chair of CUSS presented his report on the activities
of CUSS. There was a discussion regarding contingent
employees not having health care insurance. This is a
concern to the Regents and will be a topic for discussion
at a later time.
University System Student Council (USMSC) - Kevin Oxendine
presented remarks of activities of the USMSC. Copy on
VI. New Business
Chancellor Langenberg thanked to Joel Jones for his work and
time spent as Interim President of Salisbury State University.
Ms. Berkman from Salisbury State also thanked Dr. Jones for the
faculty and staff for his work and help during his tenure at
VII. Meeting adjourned at 3:30 p.m.