Media Advisory - USM Board of Regents to Meet April 12

April 8, 2002

USM Board of Regents to Meet April 12 at UMUC

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will meet in regular public session on Friday, April 12 at 10 a.m. in Room 2100 of the Inn and Conference Center at the University of Maryland University College.

The Board will consider several agenda items, including:

  • Presentation of annual USM Board of Regents Faculty Awards
  • Revised mission statement for Coppin State College
  • Recommendation that the USM institutions prepare appropriate information technology (IT) policies for Board approval in August 2003; the additional year will ensure that the institutions' policies are compatible with state IT policies, which are currently being revised
  • Proposed academic programs, including a bachelor of science/bachelor of arts degree in interpretive biology and natural history and a bachelor of science in athletic training, both from Frostburg State University; a post-baccalaureate certificate in mathematics for middle-school teachers from Salisbury University; a post-baccalaureate certificate in technology commercialization from the University of Baltimore (to be offered off-site); a master of arts in teaching from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; an upper-division certificate in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender studies from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP); bachelor of arts in Asian studies, master of science in accounting and information technology, and master of science in health care administration, all from the University of Maryland University College
  • Follow-up on USM participation in the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center
  • Discussion on policies for full-time and part-time non-tenure track instructional faculty
  • USM enrollment projections, 2002-2011
  • Report on institutional processes for development and approval of new program proposals
  • Annual report on intercollegiate athletics
  • Biennial report on cooperation in agriculture programs at UMCP and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • USM Self-Support Charges and Fees for FY 2003
  • 2001-2010 facilities master plan for the University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Increased funding for fire protection systems in residence halls and Greek houses at the University of Maryland, College Park
  • USM Service Center multi-vendor contract for the purchase and/or lease of computer equipment and services for the USM and the Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium
Full agenda and background information will be available at the meeting (also below). 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