USM Regents Meet Friday, October 27

ADELPHI, Md. (October 24, 2006)-The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will meet at 8:30 am Friday, October 27, at Coppin State University in Baltimore. The meeting will be in Room 218 of the university's Dining Facility.

The meeting will open with a forum on the Spellings Commission Report. Montgomery College President Charlene Nunley, who served on the commission, will lead the discussion. U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings' Commission on the Future of Higher Education recently released the report, which provides wide-ranging recommendations to make higher education more accessible, affordable, and responsive.

Also at Friday's meeting, the board is scheduled to take action on the following:

  • Waiver of certain residency requirements for relocating civilian employees of the U.S. Armed Forces under BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure Commission) 2005;
  • Proposal for a master of real estate development program at the University of Maryland, College Park;
  • Guidelines for the Board of Regents Public Ethics Policy.

The information/discussion items include:

  • K-16 Update, including USM grant-funded partnerships and the state's K-16 Leadership Council;
  • Status Report on Teacher Education in the USM;
  • USM Report on Transfer Students;
  • University of Baltimore's Facilities Master Plan 2004-2014;
  • Review of USM's Capital Improvement Projects.

Other agenda items include USM Chancellor William E. Kirwan's report to the board and reports from the systemwide councils of presidents, faculty, staff, and students.

To access the full agenda, visit: Background information and agendas 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.

For driving directions to Coppin State University, visit:


Contact: Anne Moultrie
Phone: 301.445.2722