Education Policy Committee to Consider Proposal for Erickson School of Aging Studies at University of Maryland, Baltimore County; June 1 Agenda also Includes Academic Program Proposals

ADELPHI, Md. (May 26, 2005) - The Committee on Education Policy of the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will consider a proposal to establish a School of Aging Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The committee will review the proposal at its meeting scheduled to begin at 9:30 am Wednesday, June 1, at USM, 3300 Metzerott Road in Adelphi. John Erickson, founder and CEO of Erickson Retirement Communities, in 2004 committed $5 million to UMBC to establish the Erickson School of Aging Studies. As proposed, the school would train and prepare business leaders, policy makers, and applied researchers to address the diverse needs of the aging population. Also at Wednesday's meeting, the Committee on Education Policy will consider proposals for the following academic programs:
  • Master of Science in Homeland Security Management and Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Security Assessment at Towson University;
  • Master of Mathematics of Advanced Industrial Technology and a Bachelor of Science in International Business at University of Maryland, College Park;
  • Master of Science in Health Administration at University of Maryland University College.
In addition, the committee will review proposed guidelines for non-USM institutions offering programs at the university system's two regional centers-Universities at Shady Grove and the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown.

The committee also will receive reports on several topics, including academic advising, campus crime, and implementation of the USM Financial Aid Task Force recommendations. Access the full agenda for Wednesday's meeting at: /usm/regents/Agendas/ed060105.html.

Full agendas and background information also 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.

Contact: Anne Moultrie