USM Board of Regents to Meet February 17

Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 14, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on new academic programs and hear informational presentations on the USM course redesign initiative and levels of external funding.

The public session is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 17 in the Colony Ballroom of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The new academic programs under consideration are an Ed.D. in educational leadership at Frostburg State University and an M.A. in global governance and human security at the University of Baltimore. In other action, the board will vote on whether to conduct an economic impact study of USM activity.

The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. The full agenda, with supporting materials, can be accessed at After the public meeting, the board will meet in executive session.

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) for special arrangements.

Parking for attendees is available in the adjacent Union Lane Garage. Attendees are asked to let the parking attendant know that they are attending the Board of Regents meeting.

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Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719