Approved June 23, 2004
THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND
MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF
April 16, 2004
University of Maryland University College
Chairman Kendall moved, Regent Nevins seconded and the Board of
Regents voted unanimously to convene in Closed and Executive Session
with the Chancellor on Friday, April 16, 2004 at 11:20 a.m. at the
University of Maryland University College. Those present were:
Chairman Kendall, Regents Finan, Florestano, Houghton, Johnson,
Mandel, Mitchell, Nevins, Pettit, Pevenstein, Riley, Rosapepe,
Tydings, Wood and Shockley; Chancellor Kirwan, Ms. Ryan, Assistant
Attorney Generals Anderson and Short. 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 2:30 p.m.
Notes of the session attached.
Chairman Kendall called the Public Session of the Board of Regents
meeting to order at 9:05 a.m. at the University of Maryland University
College. Those present were: Chairman Kendall, Regents Finan,
Florestano, Houghton, Johnson, Mandel, Mitchell, Nevins, Pettit,
Pevenstein, Riley, Rosapepe, Tydings, Wood and Shockley; Chancellor
Kirwan, Vice Chancellors Goldstein and Vivona, Interim Vice
Chancellor Dillon, Associate Vice Chancellor Bryce, Presidents
Battle, Boesch, Bogomolny, Caret, Dudley-Eshbach, Gira, Heeger,
Hunter-Cevera, Lowe, Mote, Ramsay, Thompson, Vice Presidents
Johnson and Behm (UMBC), Vice President McNeill (Coppin),
Assistant Attorney Generals Anderson and Short, Dr. Susan
Schwab, Ms. Ryan and USM staff members, members of the press
and other observers.
Regent Kendall introduced incoming Regent R. Michael Gill
and Student Regent Jeremy Horine.
A. Remarks from the Host Institution - Gerald A. Heeger,
welcomed the Regents, Presidents and others to the new 125
room/100,000 sq. ft. hotel building The building was designed with
executive education in mind; the building has a certification from
the Green Council - becoming the second "green"
hospitality facility in the world. A grand opening is planned
for June, 2004. UMUC has received a major international award
for on-line education. The University will be graduating 6000
students this spring.
B. Committee of the Whole
- Presentation of the Board of Regents 2004 Faculty Awards -
Regent Kendall and Chancellor Kirwan presented Regent Faculty
Awards to the following:
Thomas Cronin - UMBC
John Guthrie - UMCP
Augustine DiGiovanna - SU
Gloria Neubert - TU
James Wallace - UMCP
Peter Leone - UMCP
Jane Murphy - UB
Liddell Louise Madden - SU
L. Jay Bishop - UMES
James S. Gates - UMCP
Nancy Miller - UMBC
- Approval of the Minutes from the meeting of February 13,
Approval of the Minutes from the Special Meeting of
March 18, 2004 (action)
The Minutes from February 13, 2004 and March 18, 2004
were unanimously approved.
- Appointment of Nominating Committee for '04-'05 - Regent
Kendall announced the Regents Nominating Committee for the
selection of Board officers for FY'05: Regent Finan, will
chair the committee; other members of the committee are
Regents Richard Hug, Nina Houghton and Orlan Johnson.
- Chancellor's Report - Chancellor Kirwan
Complete report is on file with the minutes.
Chancellor Kirwan introduced Susan Schwab as the
new USM Foundation President and Vice Chancellor for
Advancement. He then thanked John Dillon, Interim
USM Foundation President and Vice Chancellor for
Advancement for his service.
Chancellor Kirwan then thanked the Regents and
Presidents for their support during the successful
2004 legislative session. Items noted:
- Board clearly articulated budget statements;
- Process of determining legislative agenda through
workgroup presented a clear agenda;
- Everyone supported priorities and worked together
to see that agenda realized. Incredible participation
by everyone; orchestrated by Joe Bryce, Anne Moultrie
and Roz Hamlett involving Regents, faculty, staff,
students and Institutional state relations representatives.
This is a model we must use in the future
Regent Florestano noted that the Chancellor was a
major factor of the success.
Regent Kendall stated that Chancellor Kirwan
orchestrated the session and acknowledged the
participation of Regents and Presidents; their work
was very influential. Under Chancellor Kirwan's
leadership we all worked as a team and the results speak
C. Reports of the Advisory Councils
- Council of University System Presidents - President
Gira presented the CUSP report. The legislative session
was very successful. "I don't remember a year that
the Regents were more organized, articulate, and energized
on behalf of the System." The legislators had a clear
understanding this year that the USM is not overfunded and
that the system had taken a serious disproportion of funding cuts.
Two successes: The approval of the public corporation
legislation removes the USM from position control and the
sunset Program Approval bill extends flexiblity with program
approvals. These initiatives came from the Board's Public
Efficiency and Effectivness efforts: President Gira
presented an overview of the E&E subgroups. One is
looking at extending and expanding on-online education to
students in System, chaired by President Heeger. Another
subgroup, chaired by Dr. Caret, is reviewing collaborations
between institutions to yield administrative efficiencies
across the System. In addition, Vice Chancellor Goldstein
is working with academic vice presidents and provosts on academic
Regent Kendall reiterated that the Board and Presidents
are working to make the System as effective and efficient
as we possibly can. Our presidents are committed to these
initiatives which makes the job of the Regents must easier.
- Chairman Siegel presented the report of the Council of
University System Faculty
She congratulated the Regent Faculty award winners and
commended the Board for continuing the awards. Dr.
Siegel thanked Regent Kendall for speaking at the February
meeting of CUSF. The System sponsored a poster day during
the legislative session showcasing research being done by
USM students at the Miller Office Building was a success and
hopefully will be repeated next year. Dr. Siegel
thanked the Regents and System staff for their work with
the legislature this year and for recognizing the
importance of the faculty involvement to the System.
- Mr. Roy Ross presented the report of the Council of
University System Staff for Chairman Hill. He stated that
there was excellent participation this year in the Regents
Staff awards nominations with 12 institutions participating.
The Council was well received in Annapolis this year
when speaking with legislators. He thanked the Regents,
Chancellor and presidents for their work during the legislative session.
- Student Regent Shockley presented the report of the
University System Student Council for Mr. Purcell. He
thanked Regent Wood for attending their most recent meeting
and encouraged the regents to attend the USSC meetings with
possible. The Council is happy about the outcome of the
legislative session; Annapolis 101 went very well and all
institutions worked to have students attend. Mr. Shockley
announced that Nick Arragon from UMCP will be the Chair of
USSC for next year.
D. Regent Nevins presented the report of the
Committee on Finance which met on
March 18, 2004.
Regent Nevins asked to place items 1, 2, 5, 6,
7, and 8 on the consent agenda; seconded by Regent Finan
1. Approval of the minutes of the March 18, 2004
2. USM: Twenty-Third Bond Resolution (action)
5. UMB: Dental Clinic Operations Contract
Exceeding $5 million (action)
6. UMBC: Food Service Contract Renewal (action)
7. Technical Revisions to USM-BOR Policy
VII-7.50 - Family and Medical Leave for Exempt and
Nonexempt Staff Employees (action)
8. Technical Revisions to USM-BOR Policy
VII-7.40 - Accident Leave for Exempt and Nonexempt
Staff Employees (action)
Items were unanimously approved.
3. Enrollment Projections: 2004-2013 (action)
Regent Nevins moved the approval of the
2004-2012 Enrollment Projections; seconded by Regent
Kendall. A special meeting of the Finance Committee
will be scheduled in July to discuss the issues of
enrollment growth and management. The meeting will
include all board members and presidents.
Regent Tydings suggested that the Chancellor
should consider having community college participation
at this meeting also. Chancellor Kirwan stated that this
was an excellent idea.
Following discussion, unanimously approved.
4. Self-Support Charges and Fees for FY 2005 (action)
Regent Nevins moved approval, seconded by Regent
Tydings and approved.
9. USM: Report on Procurement Contracts between $1
million and $5 million for FY 2003 (information)
Regent Nevins asked Vice President Porcari of UMCP
to give a brief summary of the recently approved energy
contact for natural gas and electricity. UMCP generates its
own power on campus and intends to generate as much power
as possible to balance the lower natural gas prices against
the higher electric prices.
Regent Wood complimented the campus for energy
conservations and encouraged other campuses to follow the model.
Regent Nevins suggested that other campuses in
close proximity to one another look into this type of RFP.
E. Report of the Committee on Education Policy -
- Approval of the Minutes of the March 17, 2004 meeting
Minutes of the March 17, 2004 meeting unanimously approved.
- USM Enrollment Projections, 2004-2013 (information;
approved through Finance Committee)
- New Academic Program Proposals (action)
a. UMB: Master of Public Health - Motion to approve
by Regent Florestano, seconded by Regent Wood and
b. UMUC: Bachelor of Science in Finance- Motion to
approve by Regent Florestano, seconded by Regent
Larson and unanimously approved.
c. UMUC: Bachelor of Science in Global Business and
Public Policy - Motion to approve by Regent Florestano,
seconded by Regent Tydings and unanimously approved.
4. Funding Model for Agriculture Extension
Service/Cooperative Extension Service. They will
provide additional the board with additional informational
budget details as to how these programs are being funded.
It will be similar to the detail of other research centers.
The Committee on Education Policy recommends that the
Board of Regents do the following:
1. Direct UMCP to detail separately the unrestricted
general fund revenue from AES/CES, Veterinary
Medicine and the Institute for Government Service from
the total unrestricted general funds in the working
budget and budget request documents.
2. Direct UMES to detail separately the unrestricted
general fund revenue for Agriculture Experiment
Service from the total unrestricted general funds in the
working budget and budget request documents submitted
to the Board of Regents.
Regent Florestano moved approval; seconded by Regent
Nevins and unanimously approved.
5. Biennial Report on Cooperation in Agriculture
Programs at UMCP and UMES Report accepted as information item.
F. New Business
1. Report of the Workgroups, Regents Kendall,
Johnson and Wood
Regent Kendal presented the report of the Efficiency
and Effectiveness Workgroup. The individual universities
have been working on their own extensively on E&E
initiatives. Areas that the committee is looking
at are: collaborative efforts, enrollment reallocations
and on-line course development. An outside consultant
will be looking at the administrative processes.
Regent Wood presented the report of the Resource
Development Workgroup. The group is working on the
preliminary planning for the $1.5 billion 7-year Systemwide
fund raising campaign.
Regent Wood also reported on the subcommittee looking
at the current status of facilities renewal on all of the
campuses. Regent Kendal thanked Regents Wood and Pevenstein
for their work on the subcommittee.
The Public Corporation Workgroup report was given by
Regent Johnson. He stated that the workgroup has been a
tremendous success working for the removal of position caps
and classification the public corporation status of USM
in the legislature. He thanked the presidents and campus
government relations offices as well as Joe Bryce and Roz
Hamlett and the whole System team for their excellent
work and support.
G. New Business
Regent Larson expressed satisfaction after 5 years
of hard work following a task force he chaired culminating
in great legislative session; he thanked those who made it happen.
F. Adjournment: 11:12 a.m.