USM Board of Regents Meeting Scheduled for November 2

Adelphi, Md. (Oct. 29, 2012) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on a proposal to establish a USM Center on Academic Transformation and hear an educational forum regarding USM strategies in fundraising and other advancement areas.

The public session of the meeting is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Friday, November 2 at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory/Bernie Fowler Lab Conference Room at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) in Solomons, MD. The facility is located at 146 Williams Street in Solomons, MD.

At its recent retreat, the Board of Regents engaged in a thorough discussion about transformation of the academic model, including course redesign and other innovative learning models. The creation of a Center for Academic Transformation at USM would enable an expansion of existing System-led efforts for collaboration among USM campuses and enhance opportunities for funding of new initiatives.

The presentation regarding USM advancement activities will be delivered by Regent Barry P. Gossett, chair of the BOR Committee on Advancement, and USM Vice Chancellor for Advancement Leonard R. Raley.

The board also will vote on a proposed master of arts in language, literacy and culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. After the public meeting, the board will meet in executive session.

Background information and the agenda are available at

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.

For directions to the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, see Signage regarding parking will be posted on site.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719