Approved 4/12/02
                                                            
  THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND
                              
                              
                   MINUTES OF THE MEETING
                              
                              
                      February 8, 2002
                              
          University of Maryland, Baltimore County
                              
                     EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
                              
                              
Chairman Chapman moved, Regent Larson seconded and the Board
of Regents voted unanimously to convene in closed and
Executive Session with the Chancellor on Friday, February 8,
2002, at University of Maryland, Baltimore County beginning
at 8:30 a.m. Those present were: Chairman Chapman, Regents
Billingsley, Finan, Florestano, Gonzales, Houghton, Hoyer,
Josey, Larson, Marcus, Mister, Nevins, Rasheed, Rosapepe,
Tydings, Wood, Chancellor Langenberg, Assistant Attorney
Generals John Anderson and Alex Short and Ms. Ryan.  The
Board of Regents reviewed items on the agenda that were
exempted under the Open Meetings Act for consideration in
closed and executive session. The meeting adjourned at 9:30
a.m.


Chairman Chapman moved, Regent Larson seconded and the Board
of Regents voted unanimously to convene in closed and
Executive Session with Chancellor's Council on Friday,
February 8, 2002, at University of Maryland, Baltimore
County at 9:30 a.m.  Those present were Chairman Chapman,
Regents Billingsley, Finan, Florestano, Gonzales, Houghton,
Hoyer, Josey, Larson, Marcus, Mister, Nevins, Rasheed,
Rosapepe, Tydings, Wood, Chancellor Langenberg; Vice
Chancellor Vivona; Presidents Burnett, Dudley-Eshbach, Gira,
Heeger, Hrabowski, Lowe, Thomas, and Turner; Vice Presidents
Wilson (UMCES), Jones (Towson), Orlin (UMB), Lovelace
(UMBI), Assistant Attorney Generals John Anderson and Alex
Short, and Ms. Ryan. The Board of Regents and Chancellor's
Council reviewed items on the agenda that were exempted
under the Open Meetings Act for consideration in closed and
executive session.  The meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m.


PUBLIC SESSION

     The public meeting of the Board of Regents of the
     University System of Maryland was called to order at
     10:45 a.m. by Chairman Chapman on Friday, February 8,
     2002 at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
     Those present were: Chairman Chapman, Regents
     Billingsley, Finan, Florestano, Gonzales, Houghton,
     Hoyer, Josey, Larson, Marcus, Mister, Nevins, Rasheed,
     Rosapepe, Tydings, Wood, Chancellor Langenberg,
     Presidents Burnett, Dudley-Eshbach, Gira, Heeger,
     Hrabowski, Lowe, Thomas, and Turner; Vice Presidents
     Wilson (UMCES), Jones (Towson), Orlin (UMB), Lovelace
     (UMBI), Assistant Attorney Generals John Anderson and
     Alex Short, Ms. Ryan, Dr. Chapin (CUSF), Mr. Roy Ross,
     (CUSS), USM staff, members of the press and other
     observers.

A.   Call to Order, Welcome and Remarks from the Host
     Institution

1.   President Hrabowski welcomed the Regents and others to
     their new student facility "The Commons."  The UMBC
     Chess Team Adviser, Dr. Allen Sherman, was introduced
     and presented an overview of the chess team's
     successes...CNN will be airing a piece on the Chess Team
     on February 8th.

     Two students, Ian Stuckey, a humanites major who will
     attend law school after graduation and Lauren Battle, a
     Meyerhoff Scholar and Biology major who will attend
     Duke University's Marine Biomedical Research Ph.D.
     program, were then introduced by Dr. Hrabowski and
     presented highlights of their experiences at UMBC.

     Regent Chapman congratulated Dr. Hrabowski on his
     awards received from McGraw and the Academy of
     Sciences.

2.   Minutes from the meeting of December 7, 2001 were
     unanimously approved.

3.   Coppin Strategic Plan- Dr. Burnett presented a brief
     overview of the strategic plan.  Motion to approve the five
     strategic goals of the plan by Regent Chapman; moved by
     Regent Gonzales; seconded by Regent Josey.

     A revised mission statement will be brought to the
     Board for approval at the April Board meeting.
     
     Regent Chapman noted that during Legislative Budget
     Hearings that Senator McFadden had requested that Dr.
     John Toll accompany Coppin staff to legislative budget
     testimony.

4.   Economic Impact study:  Associate Vice Chancellor
     Canavan presented an overview of the FY 2002 Economic Impact
     Study provided by The Jacob France Institute of the
     University of Baltimore.

     Chairman Chapman left the meeting at 11:30 a.m. turning the
     meeting over Vice Chair Regent Larson.

C.   Council Reports

     1.   CUSP- President Gira presented the report of CUSP.
          Presidents are preparing for budget hearings.  The 
          campuses understand that new initiatives are not 
          possible for now; clear that there will be further 
          cuts in the budgets; SB 682 made clear that there 
          is a bottom line distribution of funds but presidents 
          have authority to decide use of funds. Presidents 
          are cognizant of need to make progress with OCR.
          
          Flexibility for the presidents - must make sure
          that they can designate funds use  and not be
          micromanaged from the outside

     2.   Dr. William Chapin, chair of CUSF presented its report.
          CUSF is addressing the following issues: (1) Completed
          amending constitutions;
          (2) domestic partners - reiterate position that
          CUSF is in favor of benefits for all employees on
          campuses; (3) status of nontenure track and part
          time faculty benefits; and (4) difficulties in
          area of university librariesfunding for
          books/journals.

     3.   Mr. Roy Ross, chair of CUSS presented the report.  
          CUSS is addressing the following issues:  (1) 
          finalizing review of shared governance; (2) 
          domestic partner issues (reports will be provided 
          to Regents); (3) union elections and following 
          progress of Higher Education Labor Relations
          Board.  Mr. Ross expressed a concern that 
          decertification is not included in final draft 
          regulation and needs to be inserted to allow staff 
          to decertify a union. Regent Larson stated that the 
          Board supports decertification language.

     4     Student Council - no report

D.   Education Policy-Regent Gonzales presented the report
     of January 17, 2002 meeting

     1.   New program proposals:
             FSU, Bachelor of Science, Urban and Regional Planning
             SU, BA in Environmental Issues
             UMCP, PhD in Urban and Regional Planning and Design
             UMCP, Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Museum
             Scholarship and Material Culture
             UMCP, AuD and PhD in Clinical Audiology
          
          Moved for approval by Regent Gonzales; Seconded by
          Regent Larson; and unanimously approved.
          
     2.   USM Policy on Intellectual Property.  Vice Chancellor
          Middleton gave a short presentation on the new policy. 
          The policy provides for an annual review and report 
          to the Board.  Regent Middleton assured Regents that 
          input had been received from all institutions.

          Moved for approval by Regent Gonzales; seconded by
          Regent Larson; and unanimously approved.

     3.   Teacher Education- Regent Florestano reported that the
          Education Policy Committee had discussed the issues 
          and that it is an area that is high on Regent's agenda.

     4.   Campus Crime Reports-Information only

     5.   Regional Centers-Eastern Shore  - Regent Gonzales
          stated that the Presidents of SU and UMES were asked to
          gather additional information to balance and make this
          project successful in a cost effective way.

          Regent Larson stated that it will be necessary to
          take a hard look at this and make sure it is
          something we need/want to do.

E.   Regent David Nevins presented the report of the January
     24, 2002 meeting of the Finance Committee.
     
     1. Minutes of the January 24, 2002 meeting.

     2. Resolution Regarding the Impact of Facilities Design
        and Construction of the Built Environment:  Motion for
        approval by Regent Nevins; seconded by Regent Florestano;
        and unanimously approved.

     3. FY 2003 Operating and Capital Budget Update-Vice
        Chancellor Joseph Vivona gave a brief update on the
        legislative session.  There will be no money for new
        initiatives; institutions will have flexibility to increase
        tuitions.
        Regent Nevins stated that the Regents will have the
        ability to determine allocation/reallocation of
        final approved budget.

     Items 4-7 were placed on the consent agenda:
     4. UMCP - Construction of an Atrium in The Chemistry
        Teaching Building
     5. UMCP - Increase in Funding Authorization for Kim
        Engineering Building
     6. UMCP - Increase in South Campus Parking Garage
     7. UMB - Procurement of Scientific Supplies

        Moved for approval by Regent Nevins; seconded by
        Regent Rosapepe; and unanimously approved.

     8. Financial Data Report - Information only
     9. USM: Efficiency Effort Report - Information only
     10. USM: Peer Performance Measures - Information only
     11. USM: Report on FY 2001 Procurement Contracts -
         Information only

F.   External Relations Committee.  Regent Josey presented
  the report of the January 18, 2002 meeting of External
  Relations Committee.  Items discussed were: economic
  development from UMCP, Frostburg and UMB; report on plans
  for Chancellor's Gala; report of affiliated foundations; a
  report on legislative session; and an update on the USM
  Economic Impact Study .  Grants and gifts of $827M have been
  raised to date.

G.   Technology Committee - Regent Wood presented a report
  of the January 31, 2002 Technology Committee.  Items
  discussed the Digital Divide Initiative.  Plans have been
  submitted from the HBI's for their recommendation for the
  use of the $1.2M for the Digital Divide Initiative. Regent
  Wood has met with Senator Hoffman and Delegate Rawlings
  urging them to support recommendation.

H.   Domestic Partners Task Force-Regent Larson stated that
  materials have been reviewed from past efforts at setting a
  policy.  The Task Force has received numerous emails; a
  letter from President Gira representing the Presidents; and
  reports from UMCP and CUSF.  Regent Larson stated that the
  Task Force would like to receive input from CUSF and CUSS
  their view of providing benefits to both same sex and
  opposite sex partners.


  Collective Bargaining -Vice Chancellor Vivona presented a
  brief update on collective bargaining.


I.    Adjournment - The meeting was adjourned at 12:45 p.m.