March 8, 2000

Regents' Education Policy, Finance Committees to Meet March 16 at Coppin, Downtown Baltimore Center Respectively

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents' Committee on Finance will meet in public session on Thursday, March 16 at approximately 11 a.m. in the USM Downtown Baltimore Center, 10 Hopkins Plaza in Baltimore.

The Finance Committee will review several agenda items, including:

  • Action on a request by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to evaluate a public/private partnership to construct a new, 500-bed student residential facility on UMBC property.

  • Action on a request from the University of Maryland, College Park to increase the scope and funding for the new arena project. Approval would permit the construction of a new Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) practice field for $850,000, and installation of catering and concession equipment for $1.5 million.

  • Action on a request from College Park to change the scope, funding and financing plan for the computer science addition to the A.V. Williams Building, part of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Current plans call for the addition of new space to accommodate the rapid rise in the number of computer science students as well as future industrial partnerships.

  • The annual report on Intercollegiate Athletics, as summarized from reports submitted by the eight USM institutions participating in ICA programs.

The Regents' Committee on Education Policy also will meet in public session on March 16 at 9 a.m. in the Parren J. Mitchell Room of the Parlett Moore Library at Coppin State College, 2500 West North Avenue in Baltimore.

The Education Policy Committee will review several agenda items, including:

  • Revised format for institutional mission statements, for consideration by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC).

  • Reaction to MHEC's draft of a state plan for higher education.

  • Action on policies pertaining to professional librarians, pertaining to professional and/or research leave for faculty members engaged exclusively or primarily in library services; part-time faculty engaged exclusively or primarily in library services; and appointment, rank and tenure of faculty to accommodate professional librarians.

  • A resolution regarding action by the Regents to review and approve new academic programs that can be implemented within existing resources.

  • Review of a grant program designed to increase minority participation in the life sciences.

  • The annual report on Intercollegiate Athletics.

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
Pager: 301/507-2316