THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND

                        MINUTES OF THE MEETING

                             July 7, 2000

                          EXECUTIVE SESSIONS



Chairman Chapman moved, Regent Larson seconded and the Board
of  Regents  voted  unanimously to  convene  in  closed  and
executive session on Friday, July 7, 2000, at University  of
Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD beginning at  7:30
a.m.   Those   present  were:  Chairman   Chapman,   Regents
Billingsley, Finan, Gonzales, Houghton, Josey, Kendall, Kim,
Larson, Lincoln, Nevins, Oxendine, Tydings, Virts and  Wood.
The meeting adjourned at 8:30 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 on July 7,
2000,  at  University  of Maryland Eastern  Shore,  Princess
Anne,  MD  beginning  at  8:30  a.m.   Those  present  were:
Chairman  Chapman,  Regents  Billingsley,  Finan,  Gonzales,
Houghton,  Josey,  Kendall, Kim,  Larson,  Lincoln,  Nevins,
Oxendine,  Tydings, Virts, and Wood, Chancellor  Langenberg,
Assistant  Attorney Generals Cobb and Short, and  Ms.  Ryan.
The meeting adjourned at 11:55.


Chairman  Chapman  moved, Regent Larson  seconded,  and  the
Board of Regents voted unanimously to convene in closed  and
executive  session with the Chancellor's Council on  Friday,
July  7,  2000  at  University of  Maryland  Eastern  Shore,
Princess  Anne,  MD  at  12:00  p.m.   Those  present  were:
Chairman  Chapman,  Regents  Billingsley,  Finan,  Gonzales,
Houghton,  Josey,  Kendall, Kim,  Larson,  Lincoln,  Nevins,
Oxendine, Tydings, Wood, Virts, Chancellor Langenberg,  Vice
Chancellors  Martin, Middleton, and Vivona,  Associate  Vice
Chancellors   Bryan,  Canavan,  Komenda,  Miyares,   Zinner,
Assistant  Attorney  Generals  Cobb  and  Short,  Presidents
Burnett,  Dudley-Eshbach, Gira, Heeger,  Hrabowski,  Hunter-
Cevera,  Lowe,  Ramsay,  Smith, Spikes,  Turner,  BOR  staff
advisor  Berkman,  and  Ms. Ryan,  Vice  Presidents  Charles
Sturtz  (UMCP) and Steven C. Wilson, (UMCES),  Steven  Havas
(CUSF), Larry Lauer (CUSS), William Chapin.

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 1:20 p.m.

PUBLIC SESSION

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, July 7, 2000 at University
     of  Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD beginning
     at  1:42  p.m.   Those present were: Chairman  Chapman,
     Regents Billingsley, Finan, Gonzales, Houghton,  Josey,
     Kendall,   Kim,  Larson,  Lincoln,  Nevins,   Oxendine,
     Tydings, Wood and Virts.
     
     Regent  Chapman  introduced and welcomed  the  two  new
     regents, Joseph D. Tydings and Kevin G. Oxendine.
     
     President  Spikes  welcomed members  of  the  Board  of
     Regents  and guests to UMES.  Ronald Forsythe, Jr.  and
     Catherine  Bolek of the UMES staff gave an overview  of
     the   Preliminary   Business  Plan  for   the   Applied
     Information Technology Center.
     
II.  Committee of the Whole

     A.   Chairman  Chapman moved that the Board of  Regents
          approve  the  minutes of, and ratify  the  actions
          taken  at,  the April 7, 2000; seconded by  Regent
          Wood, and unanimously approved.
     
     B.   Election of Officers - the slate of officers for FY
          2001 were placed into nomination to the Board by 
          Regent Billingsley, Chair of the Nominating 
          Committee. A motion to approve was made by Regent
          Kendall and seconded by Regent Josey and unanimously
          approved. The officers for FY 2001 are:
          
          Nathan A. Chapman, Jr., Chairman
          Charles R. Larson, Vice Chairman
          Steny H. Hoyer, Secretary
          Louise Michaux Gonzales, Treasurer
          Lillian Hobson Lincoln, Assistant Secretary
          Thomas B. Finan, Assistant Treasurer
          
     C.   The FY 2001 Schedule of Meeting Dates for the Board
          of Regents was presented. Regent Chapman moved 
          approve the dates; seconded by Regent Billingsley 
          and unanimously approved. See attached.

     D.   Vice Chancellor Vivona presented an overview of the
          updated University System of Maryland Strategic Plan
          that will be reviewed on an annual basis to 
          accommodate changing circumstances.
          
          Regent Chapman stated that the Plan is a work in
          process document and that the Board would welcome
          comments. He emphasized that the Board will
          continue to review the document to ensure that it
          is compatible with the state plan and legislative
          guidelines.
          
          Request for approval of the USM Strategic Plan
          pursuant to the mandate required of the Board by
          the legislature, was made by Regent Billingsley
          and seconded by Regent Wood.
          
          The Board directed the USM staff to forward a copy
          of the plan to any interested constituents.
          
          Unanimously approved.

III. Committee on Advancement - Regent Josey reported
     that the Committee on Advancement met on May 12 and 
     June 13.At the May 12 meeting Associate Vice Chancellor
     Canavan reported that the USM Strategic Plan will 
     address three critical issues for all Marylanders (1) 
     approving the quality of higher education; (2) identifying
     our institutions contributions the state (3) measuring the
     System's level of public service to Maryland and our
     accountability. Mr.Canavan noted that the communications
     plan that was developed by his office will work in tandem
     with the Strategic Plan.

     Associate  Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations,  Paul
     Sweet,  reported that the total System grants for this
     year  will exceed the $500 million dollar mark of last
     year.
          
     Vice Chancellor for Advancement John Martin expressed
     some concern that the Capital Campaign might see a
     shortfall this year 2000 unless there is a surge of
     last minute giving.
          
     Action Items:
          
          A.   Creation of Campus-based Foundation at the 
               University of Maryland, College Park and 
               Recognition of the University of Maryland,
               Baltimore Foundation: Request to approve was
               made by Regent Josey,motion made by Chairman 
               Chapman, seconded by Regent Billingsley and 
               unanimously approved.

          B.   Amendment of Regents' Policy on Recognition of
               Affiliated Foundations Request to approve was 
               made by Regent Josey, moved by Regent Chapman,
               seconded by Regent Billingsley and unanimously
               approved.

          C.   Donation of Property to the University of 
               Baltimore - 5-6-7 West Chase Street. The 
               property will be used as UB Law Clinic and 
               Center for Families, Children and the Court.
               Regent Wood asked if a survey of the building
               had been received and if UB was satisfied with
               the report. President Turner said a survey had
               been received and the building had been looked
               over very thoroughly.

               Request to approve was made by Regent Josey,
               moved by Regent Chapman, seconded by Regent
               Wood and unanimously approved.
               
IV.  Committee on Audit - No Report

V.   Education Policy Committee

     Regent Gonzales presented the report from the Education
     Policy Committee which met on May 23 and June 29.

     Action Items:

          A.   Recommendations on Academic Programs Identified
               by MHEC as "Low Productivity."  One program from
               Coppin State College will be recommended for 
               discontinuence - a master's level correctional 
               education program. Coppin State College agrees
               with the recommendation.

               It is the recommendation of the committee that
               those programs scheduled for exemption under the
               special criteria be reviewed in five years.
               
               There are programs listed as low degree of
               productivity. The institutions and the committee
               are unsure whether these programs ought to be 
               continued. It was agreed these programs will be
               reviewed in one year.
            
               Request to approve was made by Regent Gonzales,
               moved by Regent Chapman and seconded by Regent 
               Wood.
            
               Regent Billingsley reminded the Board the end
               result of this is a report to the General
               Assembly and we need to include in the motion
               that an explanatory letter accompany the report
               to the General Assembly explaining the process
               and why we are satisfied why only one program
               was eliminated.
            
               Regent Gonzales stated she would be happy to
               provide an explanation letter to the General
               Assembly.
            
               Motion unanimously approved.
               
          B.   USM Enrollment Projections - USM should expect
               an increase of enrollment over the next 10 years.
               Request to approve was made by Regent Gonzales 
               moved by Regent Chapman and seconded by Admiral
               Larson.
               
               Regent Nevins stated that some members of the
               committee were not in complete agreement with
               the methodology used in making the enrollment
               projections and would like to see the process
               revamped for next year. The Chancellor has
               agreed to work with the Presidents in revamping
               the process for next year.
            
               Motion unanimously approved.
               
          C.   Rescission of USM Policy on Student Financial 
               Aid (V-3.00) - Request to approve made by Regent 
               Gonzales; moved by Regent Chapman, seconded by 
               Regent Josey; motion unanimously approved.

          D.   Technology Fluency Plans - Request made by 
               Regent Gonzales that the Board of Regents 
               accept the initial reports from the 
               institutions on Technology Fluency at their
               institutions and direct the Chancellor to 
               work with the Presidents to develop a format
               for future reporting on the substantive 
               issues outlined in the resolution passed 
               on Technology Fluency. The Regents asked 
               that the Chancellor seek approval of that
               proposed format not later than January 2001;
               moved by Regent Chapman, seconded by Regent
               Wood.

               Regent Chapman requested that the proposed
               format be provided to the Board at the August
               Board meeting rather than the January 2001 
               date.
                       
               Motion unanimously approved.
               
          E.   Recommendation on Approval of New Program 
               Proposals. Request to approve made by Regent 
               Gonzales that the Board of Regents approve the 
               New Program Proposals as a group; moved by Regent
               Chapman, seconded by Regent Nevins; motion
               unanimously approved.

                SSU - Post-Bacc Certificate in Teaching and
                      Learning with Technology
                TU  - MA in Applied Economics (objection: MHEC)
                TU - MS in Physician Assistant Studies
                UB - PsyD in Assessment and Consulting
                UMB/UMBC - MS/PhD in Gerontology
                UMBC - BA in Visual Arts
                UMBC - BS in Electrical Engineering
                       (objection: MHEC)
                UMBC - MS/PhD in Atmospheric Physics
                UMBC - Post-Bacc Certificate in Electronic
                       Commerce
                UMBC - Upper Div Certificate in Pre-
                       Professional Studies in Accounting
                UMCP - Mlfsc in Life Sciences
                UMCP - MS/PhD in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution
                       and Systematics
                UMCP - Upper Div Certificate in Asian
                       American Studies
                UMES - MS in Rehabilitation Counseling
                UMUC - MS in Electronic Commerce (objection:
                       Capitol College)
                UMUC - MS in Information Technology

          F.   Policy on Concurrent Faculty and Administrative
               Appointments - Request to approve made by Regent
               Gonzales, moved by Regent Chapman, seconded by 
               Regent Larson and unanimously approved.
          
          G.   Policy on Faculty Appointment Letters or 
               Contracts - Request to approve was made by
               Regent Gonzales, moved by Regent Chapman,
               seconded by Regent Josey and unanimously 
               approved.

          H.   Policy on Shared Governance was tabled 
               until a later date.


   Information Items:
        A.   Institutional Undergraduate Student Financial Aid

        B.   Mission Statements of the USM Institutions: Format
             and Timeline - Mission statements to the Board of
             Regents at its October 27 meeting and to MHEC by 
             October 30, 2000.
          
        C.   K-16 Update
             Regent Chapman announced that Regent Nina
             Houghton has agreed to serve on the Commission
             on Disadvantaged and Able Students which is an
             outgrowth of efforts by Delegate Rawlings to
             improve and partner with K-12.
             
        D.   USM Strategic Plan
        
        E.   Implications of BOR III-4.10 - Policy on 
             Enrollment

        F.   Policy on Honorary Degrees, III-3.00 - a 
             subcommittee has been formed to study the 
             criteria for giving honorary degrees and will 
             report to the Board.
         
        G.   Revised Format for Reports on Intercollegiate 
             Athletics - a subcommittee has been formed to 
             work on the revised format for reporting athletic
             information.

VI.  Report of the Committee on Finance presented by Regent
        Lillian Hobson Lincoln. The Finance Committee met 
        on June 1 and June 15. On June 1 the Committee and 
        eight Regents met to discuss the capital budget and
        the System funded construction program. A workshop 
        was presented to better inform the Regents how the 
        budget process works. The Regents are requesting 
        a five year budget totaling $717,000,000.

        Vice Chancellor Vivona presented an overview of the
        Capital Budget.

        Action items:

          A.   FY 2002 Capital Budget Request of $275,379,000 
               and System Priority Listing: 2002-2006 Capital 
               Improvement Program; and FY 2002-2022 Ten Year 
               Capital Plan - Request for approval made by 
               Regent Lincoln, moved by Regent Chapman, 
               seconded by Regent Gonzales and unanimously 
               approved.
          
          B.   FY 2001 System Funded Construction Program 
               Request of $63,635,000 - Request to approve 
               made by Regent Lincoln, moved by Regent 
               Chapman, seconded by Regent Billingsley and
               unanimously approved.

          C.   Nineteenth Bond Resolution - Request to approve 
               made by Regent Lincoln, moved by Regent Chapman,
               seconded by Regent Nevins, and unanimously 
               approved.

          D.   Revision to the VIII-1.10-Policy for 
               Capitalization and Inventory Control - Request
               to approve made by Regent Lincoln, moved by 
               Chairman Chapman seconded by Regent Larson 
               and unanimously approved.

          E.   Financial Data Report for the Ten Months ended 
               April 30, 2000- Request to approve made by 
               Regent Lincoln, moved by Chairman Chapman, 
               seconded by Regent Wood and unanimously approved.

     Information Items:
     
          A.   USM - Quarterly Review of Capital Improvement 
               Projects
     
          Vice Chancellor Vivona informed the Regents about
          a recent bond sale. The University sold $90M of
          auxiliary bonds; six underwriting syndicates bid
          on the bonds - Solomon Smith Barney won with a
          true interest cost of 5.389%. The next in line
          would have been Payne Webber with a bid of 5.4%.
          This will fund projects that were passed with the
          eighteenth bond resolution a year ago.
               
VII. Report of the Technology Committee  -  Regent Wood
        presented an overview of the Technology Committee since
        its beginning one year ago and how the committee is 
        working with the  USM institutions to assist them in 
        bringing their technology up to date. A minimum 
        information technology standard was adopted by the 
        Regents on April 7, 2000.  A questionnaire has been 
        sent to each institution requesting information on 
        each element of the Info Tech Standard; what each 
        institution needed to do in order to comply with each
        element of the standard; how much money would it cost 
        to get in compliance and where would the money come 
        from. Regent Wood commended each institution for their
        work in responding to the questionnaire. The responses
        have been summarized; we have asked for $40M in one 
        time money to help fund the one time expenses by each 
        institution to bring them up to the minimum standard.
        There is an estimated recurrent cost of $38M for the
        institutions to maintain the status quo of the minimum
        standards. The Committee is working on ideas to look
        to cut down on this expense. The Chancellor has
        requested that the Presidents assist in finding other
        funds to help offset these expenses.

VIII. Report of the Organization and Compensation
         Committee - Regent Billingsley reported there were
         three meetings. The Committee has recommended in 
         Executive Session, and the Board approved, exemptions
         for Dr. David Ramsay, President of UMB to serve on the 
         management team of the  University Medicines 
         International.  In closed and Executive Session the 
         regents discussed the annual performance evaluations 
         of the Chancellor and Presidents.

IX.  Chancellors Report - Chancellor Langenberg deferred
        his report at this time.

X.   Reports of the Advisory Councils:

        A. Council of University System Presidents - 
           President Ramsay gave a report of CUSP. He 
           publicly recognized the supportive role of
           the governor and legislature in the last 
           year for the increase of capital and other
           budgets; appreciation to the Board for the
           time devoted to the campuses; Capitalization
           on the Larson Commission - institutional-centric
           development, State Plan, Strategic Plan, 
           Campus Plans; Funding Guidelines becoming 
           a reality; continue to work to maintain 
           institution cohesiveness; and Presidents 
           pledge to continue to support USM and 
           the Regents.

        B. Council of University System Faculty - Dr. Havas
           introduced the in-coming chair of CUSF for FY 2001 - 
           Dr. William Chapin of UMES. Dr.Havas reported that 
           CUSF is working on:

              Faculty Salaries
              Faculty Grievance Procedures
              State Plan
              Recycling on Campuses
              Shared Governance
          
           Dr. Havas thanked Chairman Chapman and the Board for
           their assistance during his tenure as Chair of CUSF.
           (Full report on file with the minutes).

        C. Council of University System Staff - Chair Larry 
           Lauer reported that CUSS has been working on:
     
              BOR Staff Awards
              Training Programs for Staff
              Contingent Contractual Employees
              Shared Government
              Collective Bargaining
          
        D. Council of University System Student Councils - 
           report on file.
     
     
XI.  New Business

        A. Announcement of Regents Staff Awards Program to
           recognize outstanding staff members of the USM
           community. Only employees of the System community
           can be nominated. CUSS has screened 46 nominess
           in three  categories: Service to the Institution;
           Service to Students and Public Service. Six
           individuals have been forwarded to the Regents for
           approval. There will be an awards presentation at
           an event in the fall. Each winner receives a
           check for $1000 and a plaque.
     
           Linda Abresh, Salisbury
           Leon Bevins, UMES
           Beverly Comegys - Towson
           William Crockett, UMB
           Lu Ann Marshall, UMB
           Robert Miller, UMCES
     
           Motion to approve awardees made by Regent Chapman,
           seconded by Louise Gonzales and unanimously approved.
     
        B. Resolution of the BOR of the exemplary service of
           Andrew D. Miller, student regent
     
          "Whereas,  Andrew D. Miller has served as Student
           Regent for the past year and has been a steadfast
           and articulate advocate for students throughout
           the University System of Maryland; and
     
           Whereas,  his activities on the Board of Regents
           were an extension of the time he has devoted on
           his own campus, Frostburg State University, to
           leadership, volunteerism, and community-building;
           and
     
           Whereas, his tenure on the Board has been marked
           by an especially tenacious interest in those
           issues about which he feels deeply, including
           access to college, need-based financial aid, and
           teacher preparation; and
     
           Whereas, his consistent participation in the
           Board's  deliberations was made possible by his
           dedication to "doing his homework" and fully
           preparing for each meeting; and
     
           Whereas, he is respected by fellow Regents for his
           commitment to the Board, his support of the
           University System, and his strong belief in higher
           education as a tool of personal and societal
           empowerment;
     
           Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Board of
           Regents of the University System of Maryland
           gratefully acknowledges Andrew D.Miller's
           contributions to the University System of Maryland;
     
           Be it further resolved that the Board of Regents
           wishes Andrew D. Miller much success in all of his
           future endeavors."
     
        C. Regent Wood  reported that the Phi Delta Theta
           Social Fraternity has adopted a no alcohol policy
           for the first time.  In Executive Session today,
           the Board of Regents adopted a resolution
           endorsing and approving this policy.  "

           The USM Board of Regents endorses the recent
           national policy of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity that
           prohibits alcohol in Phi Delta Theta housing or on
           its property. The policy states that there shall
           be no alcohol either present or consumed on the
           grounds or in chapter housing.  Phi Delta Theta,
           founded in 1872 is the first fraternity to adopt a
           national alcohol-free policy. The Board recognizes
           this action as a sensible deterrent to alcohol abuse
           problems on college campuses and publicly commends
           Phi Delta Theta for adopting this policy and for 
           taking the national leadership role on this issue."
     

Meeting Adjourned - 3:42 pm