Media Advisory - Board of Regents to Meet December 8

December 4, 2000

Board of Regents to Meet December 8 at Coppin State College

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will meet in regular public session on Friday, December 8 at 1 p.m. in the Parlett Longworth Moore Library at Coppin State College, 2500 West North Avenue in Baltimore.

The Board will take action on several agenda items, including:

  • New and revised faculty policies pertaining to annual leave; appointment, rank and tenure; conduct, discipline assistance and education for substance abuse; as well as a set of procedures for appealing to the Board of Regents decisions to terminate tenured or tenure-track faculty members for cause. 
  • Proposal by the University of Maryland University College to create a set of ranks for non-tenure- track faculty focused on teaching and service without official research expectations. The new ranks would require a modification of USM policy pertaining to appointment, rank and tenure. 
  • Proposed USM policy regarding recommendations of the Cult Task Force.
  • Proposed bachelor of arts in African-American Studies with a minor in African Studies at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 
  • Report on Minority Business Enterprise activity by USM institutions for the previous fiscal year. 
  • Communication plan for the USM Office. 

Full agenda and background information will be available at the meeting. Sign language interpreters and/or other appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301/445-2756 (voice) or 301/314-7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements.


Chris Hart
Phone: 301/445-2739