USM Regents Committee on Education Policy Meets June 6

Adelphi, Md. (May 31, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy at its next meeting will hear annual reports from institutions' athletic departments, vote on several new academic programs, and discuss campus reports on progress in closing the achievement gap.

The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 on the seventh floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

The new academic programs under consideration are B.S. degrees in marketing and management of information systems at Coppin State University; a B.F.A. in acting at Towson University; a B.A. in film studies at the University of Maryland, College Park; and an M.A. in English Studies at UMBC.

In addition to institutional reports on athletics and closing the achievement gap, other information items are the draft of the new strategic plan for the University of Maryland, Baltimore and a report on enrollment patterns of transfer students to the USM during fiscal year 2011.

Before the public session, the committee will meet in closed, executive session after the call to order at 9:30 a.m.

Background information and the full agenda are available at

Sign language interpreters and/or appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.1901 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements.

Parking for attendees is available in the Walker Avenue Garage, located off of Hilltop Circle on Walker Avenue. For driving directions to UMBC and a campus map, click


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719