THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND
                                
                                
                     MINUTES OF THE MEETING
                                
                                
                        October 27, 2000
                                
                   Frostburg State University
                                
                       EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
                                
                                

Chairman Chapman moved, Regent Larson seconded and the Board
of Regents voted unanimously to convene in closed and 
executive session on Friday, October 27, 2000, at Frostburg 
State University beginning at 8:30a.m. Those present were: 
Chairman Chapman, Regents Billingsley (who recused himself 
for part of the meeting), Finan, Gonzales, Houghton, Josey,
Kendall, Larson, Nevins, Oxendine, Tydings, Wood and Virts; 
and Assistant Attorney General Anderson.  The meeting 
adjourned at 10:50 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 October 27,
2000, at Frostburg State University beginning at 11:00 a.m.
Those present were: Chairman Chapman, Regents Billingsley, 
Finan, Gonzales, Houghton, Josey, Kendall, Larson, Nevins, 
Oxendine, Tydings, Wood, Virts, Chancellor Langenberg, Vice 
Chancellor Vivona, Assistant Attorney General Anderson, and 
Ms. Ryan.  The meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.

Chairman Chapman moved, Regent Larson seconded and the Board of
Regents voted unanimously to convene in closed and Executive
Session with the Council of University System Presidents on
Friday, October 27, 2000, at Frostburg State University at 
11:45. Those present were: Chairman Chapman, Regents 
Billingsley, Finan, Gonzales, Houghton, Josey, Kendall, Larson,
Nevins, Oxendine, Tydings, Wood and Virts; Assistant Attorney
General Anderson, Chancellor Langenberg, Vice Chancellors 
Vivona and Middleton; Presidents Boesch, Burnett, Gira, Heeger,
Hrabowski, Hunter-Cevera, Lowe, Ramsay, Smith, Spikes, Vice 
Presidents Cathcart, Paddy and Sturtz and Ms. Ryan. Mr. Frank
Stegman was a special guest. The meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m.





PUBLIC SESSION

A.   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 at 
     1:05 p.m. by Chairman Chapman on Friday, October 27, 
     2000 at Frostburg State University. Those present were
     Chairman Chapman, Regents Billingsley, Finan, Gonzales,
     Houghton, Josey, Kendall, Larson, Nevins, Oxendine, 
     Tydings, Wood and Virts; Chancellor Langenberg.
     
     President Gira welcomed the Regents and guests to 
     Frostburg State University and presented an overview 
     of FSU.
     
B.   Committee of the Whole

     1.   Chairman Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve the minutes of, and ratify the actions taken
          at, the August 25,, 2000 meeting; moved by Regent 
          Wood, seconded by Regent Larson and unanimously 
          approved.

     2.   Vice Chancellor Vivona presented a summary of major
          tasks that have been completed under SB 682 including
          the 10 year Capital Plan, Ethics Policy, Exempt 
          Pay Plan, Presidential Accountability, Program 
          Approval Process, Managing for Results, Mission 
          Statements, Procurement Policies, Strategic Plan for
          USM, Tuition Policy rewrite and USM Institution and
          USM Office Mission Statements.

     3.   Chairman Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve the Shady Grove Board of Advisors and Bylaws
          as presented. Motion made by Regent Wood, seconded by
          Regent Kendall and unanimously approved.

     4.   Chairman Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve Regent William Wood as Assistant Secretary
          (not assistant treasurer as inadvertently noted on 
          the agenda) to fill the position vacated by the 
          resignation of Regent Lillian Hobson Lincoln.  
          Motion made by Regent Finan, seconded by Regent 
          Kendall and unanimously approved.

     
C.   Reports of Standing Committees

     1.   Council of University System Presidents - President
          Ramsay The Presidents are pleased with the Mission 
          Statements that will be presented.
          Office of Civil Rights Partnership Agreement - thanked
          Regent Gonzales for her leadership and Presidents 
          pledge to work for a reasonable solution that we can
          all support.
          The budget process for both Operating and Capital 
          looks very good for the next legislative session and
          we will ensure that resources won't be squandered.

     2.   Council of University System Faculty - Dr. William 
          Chapin presented items of interest to CUSF:

            Proposed new faculty ranks for non-tenured employees
            to be used only at UMUC.
           Pleased that selection process of campus presidents
            is consistent with shared governance.
           Core faculty academic excellence - accountability
            Propose to work with USM as a whole to obtain 
            government rates for University travel for all 
            campuses.
           Faculty grievance procedures.
           Work to obtain full benefits for long time faculty
            to correspond with the staff benefits.
           Salary compaction and salary competitiveness
            Concern as to how shared governance was being 
            carried out on campuses.

     3.   Council of University System Staff - Mr. Larry Lauer,
          CUSS Chair, announced that this would be his last 
          meeting as CUSS chair as he will be taking a job at 
          UMBI.  Mr. Lauer introduced Mr. Roy Ross as the new 
          CUSS chair.  Items that CUSS will be working on in 
          the future:
              Newsletter
              CUSS awards
              Collective Bargaining
          Regent Chapman thanked Mr. Lauer for his outstanding
          work as CUSS chair.
          
     4.   University System Student Council - No Report

D.   Committee on Advancement

     Regent Kendall presented the Advancement Report from the
     committee meeting on September 15, 2000
     
     Action Items:
     1.   Salisbury State University Name Change
     
          Chairman Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve that a bill be sent to the General Assembly 
          for the 2001 session that would rename Salisbury State
          University to Salisbury University.  Motion made by
          Regent Larson, seconded by Regent Nevins and
          unanimously approved.
     
     2.   Ward Foundation, Inc. as an Affiliated Foundation of
          Salisbury State University.
     
          It was noted that the agenda information requested
          approval of the Ward Foundation, Inc. as an Affiliated
          Foundation of USM instead of an Affiliated Foundation
          of Salisbury State University.  Chairman Chapman noted
          the change and requested that the Board of Regents
          approved the Ward Foundation, Inc. as an Affiliated
          Foundation of Salisbury State University. Motion made
          by Regent Josey and seconded by Regent Wood.

     3.   Approval of Fundraising Goal for FY 2001
     
          Chairman Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve the establishment of the Fundraising Goal for
          FY 2001 at $141,620.00.  Motion made by Regent Josey,
          seconded by Regent Nevins and unanimously approved.
     
E.   Committee on Audit - No Report

F.   Committee on Education Policy

     Regent Gonzales reported on the Education Policy Committee
     meetings of September 19 and October 23, 2000.

     Action Items:
     
     1.   Institutional Reporting Process for Responding to the
          Board of Regents Technological Fluency Resolution.
          
          Regent Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve the Institutional Reporting Process for
          Responding to the Board of Regents Technological
          Fluency Resolution.  Motion made by Regent Larson,
          seconded by Regent Nevins, and unanimously approved.
          An initial report will be submitted by USM 
          institutions to the USM Office of Academic Affairs 
          no later than March 1, 2001.

     2.   Results of Periodic Reviews of Academic Programs

          Regent Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve the Results of Periodic Reviews of Academic
          Programs as presented.  Motion made by Regent Larson,
          seconded by Regent Nevins and unanimously approved.

     3.   USM Policy on the Abolition of Existing Academic 
          Programs

          Regent Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve the proposed USM Policy on the Abolition of
          Existing Academic Programs.  Motion made by Regent
          Gonzales, seconded by Regent Wood and unanimously
          approved.
     
     4.   USM Policy on Appointment, Rank and Tenure Policy

          Regent Chapman requested that the Board of 
          Regents approved the Changes to the USM Policy on 
          Appointment, Rank and Tenure Policy Recommended by 
          Combined Pathways ART and Part-time and Non-tenure 
          track Committees. Motion made by Regent Nevins, 
          seconded by Regent Wood and unanimously approved.

     5.   Regent Gonzales gave a brief overview of the work 
          of the Education Policy Committee meeting on Mission
          Statements on October 23, 2000.  Four revised 
          statements were presented to the Regents from that 
          meeting.  Regent Gonzales requested that the
          Mission Statements be taken as a whole. Regent Chapman
          requested that the Board of Regents approve the USM 
          Missions statements as presented.  Motion made by 
          Regent Tydings, seconded by Regent Wood and 
          unanimously approved.

     6.   Program Proposals:

              Restructuring of Undergraduate Curriculum, UMUC
              Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching (MAT), UMUC
              Master of Science in Biotechnology Studies (MSBT),
               UMUC
              Bachelor of Science in Forensic Science, 
               University of Baltimore

          Regent Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approved the New Programs as a whole.  Motion made by
          Regent Larson, seconded by Regent Nevins, and
          unanimously approved.

G.   Committee on Finance

          Regent Nevins, Chair of the Committee on Finance,
          reported on the meeting of the September 21, 2000.
     
     Action Items:
     
     1.   Policy on Endowment Fund Spending Rule
          
          Regent Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve the revision to the Policy on Endowment Fund
          Spending Rule (VIII-5.30).  Motion made by Regent
          Nevins, seconded by Regent Kendall and unanimously
          approved.
     
     2.   Frostburg State University Public/Private Partnership
          for Student Housing
     
          Regent Chapman requested that the Board of Regents
          approve the Frostburg State University Public/Private
          Partnership for Student Housing.  Motion made by 
          Regent Josey, seconded by Regent Billingsley and 
          unanimously approved.

H.   Technology Committee

     1.   Regent Wood presented a report from the October 25,
          2000 Technology Committee meeting.  He stated that 
          the Minimum Information Technology report was filed 
          with the Joint Chairs in March 2000 (not September 1,
          2000 as originally stated) as required.  There 
          appears to be strong legislative support of the 
          Information Technology Initiative to receive the 
          necessary funding.
     
     2.   Regent Wood then presented an overview of his recent
          to trip to Africa with Governor Glendening and talked
          about possibilities for distance learning.
     
I.   Organization and Compensation Committee - No Report

J.   New Business
     
     1.   Regent Chapman read into the record the following 
          press release:
     
        USM Chancellor Langenberg to Retire April 30, 2002
     
          The Board of Regents of the University System of
          Maryland (USM) today approved a plan under which
          USM Chancellor Donald N. Langenberg will serve as
          chancellor until April 30, 2002.   "The board's
          decision was unanimous." said board chairman, 
          Nathan A. Chapman, Jr. "Today's action should put 
          an end to speculation about the board's views and 
          allow us to focus on the future.  Over this period,
          we must solidify the great progress that has been 
          made in state support for the system and continue 
          the growth and success of system institutions."
     
          Chairman Chapman commended the Chancellor on his
          successful tenure and said he looks forward to
          continued progress and success.  "We know that
          Chancellor Langenberg will continue to provide 
          strong and effective leadership during this critical
          time." Chapman said a search for Langenberg's 
          successor will begin in the New Year.  The board's 
          announcement was made at the conclusion of its 
          regularly scheduled meeting, which was held on the 
          campus of Frostburg State University.
     
          "My service as Chancellor has been the most 
          rewarding experience of my career in higher 
          education, and I look forward to this important 
          period in the life of the system," said Chancellor 
          Langenberg. "My remaining tenure will see two 
          legislative sessions under a very supportive 
          governor and General Assembly, the near completion
          of a $700 million fundraising campaign, the 
          implementation of the system's new strategic plan,
          and the General Assembly's review of the legislation
          that established our current governing structure. 
          These events, and other new system initiatives, 
          provide the opportunity to complete the foundation 
          laid twelve years ago when the system was created; 
          A foundation upon which future governors, future 
          legislatures, future Boards of Regents, and future 
          chancellors can build."
     
          Langenberg was appointed chancellor in May 1990.
          During his tenure the System has grown from 
          103,000 to 112,000 students and the number of 
          statewide USM graduates increased to 22,425 in 1999,
          from a total of 17,994 in 1989.  Over the past 
          decade, annual increases in federal grants and 
          contracts with USM institutions have averaged more 
          than 10 percent per year, compared to overall 
          growth in federal spending of less than 5 percent.
          For the year ending June 30, 2000, such funding 
          totaled over $582 million.  In recent years,
          the System's operating budget has increased
          dramatically, and its capital budget over the next
          five years represents the largest capital 
          construction program in the state's history.

     2.   Regent Josey expressed her thanks and appreciation to
          Lillian Hobson Lincoln for her assistance as a new 
          Regent on the Finance Committee and for her fine 
          contributions as a Regent.
     
Adjourned:  2:25 p.m.