USM Board of Regents Meets April 11
Adelphi, Md. (April
9, 2014) -- The University System
of Maryland Board of Regents at its next meeting will present Regents Awards to
faculty members and consider several action items, including new academic
programs and self-support charges/fees at USM institutions for fiscal year (FY) 2015.
The public meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, April
11, in the Albin O. Kuhn Library, open area of the 7th floor at the
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), located at 1000 Hilltop
Circle, Baltimore, MD.
The Regents Awards are the highest honor presented by the
Board of Regents to exemplary faculty members. The awards honor excellence in the
following five categories: teaching; research; public service; mentoring; and
innovative excellence. The board will have a breakfast reception for the
individual honorees before the public meeting, and the group will then be
recognized at the public meeting.
The board will hear a presentation on cybersecurity from
Lawrence Gordon, the EY Alumni Professor of Managerial Accounting and
Information Assurance at the University of Maryland, College Park.
The academic programs under consideration are a M.S. in
nursing at Frostburg State University and several graduate degree programs at
the University of Maryland, College Park, including a Ph.D. in Teaching and
Learning, Policy and Leadership.
In addition to voting on self-support charges and fees at
USM institutions for FY 2015, the board will vote on renewal of a food services
contract at UMBC and a ground lease pertaining to service of a Verizon Wireless
cell tower at Frostburg State University.
The regents will
hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff
and students. The full agenda, with supporting materials, can be accessed here.
The board will vote at the end of its public agenda on
whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss personnel, legal, property
acquisition, procurement, and administrative items that fall under the closing
guidelines of the Open Meetings Act.
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 here.
Contact: Mike Lurie