USM Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life Meets Jan. 16

Adelphi, Md. (Jan. 11, 2013) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life at its next meeting will vote on several new academic programs and hear an information item on levels of USM external funding.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, January 16, at Towson University in the West Village Commons, Ballroom-A Room WC 403.

The committee will vote on a proposed M.S. in forensic science at the University of Baltimore, a proposed M.S. in regulatory science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and four new degree programs at University of Maryland University College.

The report on external funding provides information on outside funding awards received by USM institutions to support specific initiatives in research, education, or service during fiscal year 2012. The report also provides five years of summary data by institution for comparison purposes.

The committee also will discuss a recent presentation at the Statewide College Completion Summit by three USM institutions (Towson University, Bowie State, and the University of Maryland, College Park,) regarding programs that represent best practice innovations increasing student retention and degree completion.

The full agenda can be accessed at

Parking is available in the West Village Parking Garage. Maps and driving directions can be found at

After the public session, the committee will announce it is reconvening in closed, executive session.

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.


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719