USM Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life, Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency to Meet March 13

Adelphi, Md. (March 11, 2013) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life will vote on three proposed academic programs and hear several information items, including a report on retention and graduation rates of full-time degree-seeking undergraduate students.

The public session is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Margaret Brent Room (2112) of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park.

The academic programs under consideration are a B.S. in elementary and middle school dual certification at Frostburg State University; an Ed.D. in contemporary curriculum theory and instruction in literacy at Salisbury University; and an M.S. in nonprofit management social entrepreneurship at the University of Baltimore.

The committee also will hear an information item on implementation of a key platform of the USM Strategic Plan: transforming the academic model to meet higher education and leadership needs of the state in the 21st century. The full agenda, with supporting materials, can be accessed at

After the public meeting, the board will vote on a motion to adjourn and reconvene in executive session, during which it would consider a nomination for an honorary degree.

The USM Board of Regents Committee on Effectiveness and Efficiency will hold a public meeting at noon. The committee will review dashboard indicators, data that summarize critical measures of success and compliance in a wide array of board initiatives. The committee also will review a 10th anniversary report on the USM's Effectiveness and Efficiency Initiative. The agenda, with supporting materials, can be accessed 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.

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