Media Advisory - Board of Regents to Meet February 9

February 5, 2001

Board of Regents to Meet February 9 at University of Maryland University College

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will meet in regular public session on Friday, February 9 at 11 a.m. in Rooms 2101-2105 at the Inn and Conference Center at the University of Maryland University College in College Park, MD.

The Board will consider several agenda items, including:

  • Pending legislation concerning collective bargaining for USM staff members. Joseph F. Vivona, USM vice chancellor for Administration and Finance, will lead a discussion on the topic.

  • Enhancement requests from the USM's Historically Black Institutions, pursuant to the partnership agreement between the State of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.

  • Establishment of new policies and procedures for real estate transactions, consistent with Senate Bill 682. The new rules strike a balance between institutional self-management and the Regents' responsibility for System governance.

  • Installation of fire protection systems in eight residence halls and four Greek houses at the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • Construction of a fourth residence hall at the Capstone South Campus Student Housing Project at the University of Maryland, College Park.

  • Procedures for appealing to the Board of Regents decisions to terminate tenured or tenure-track faculty members for cause.

  • Annual report on campus crime.

  • Scholastic Aptitude Test results from the USM institutions.

  • Revised policy on annual leave for faculty.

  • Proposed new courses, including Frostburg State University's Bachelor of arts/bachelor of science degree in exercise and sport science; Salisbury State University's B.A. in conflict analysis and dispute resolution and B.S. in athletic training; Towson University's B.A./B.S. in religious studies, B.S. in E-business, B.S. in geography and land surveying, doctorate of education in instructional technology, master of arts in humanities, and master of science in social sciences; University of Maryland Eastern Shore's B.A. in applied design and Ph.D. in food science and technology; and University of Maryland University College's M.S. in accounting and financial management.

  • USM campaign status and report on gifts to endowment.

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