USM Board of Regents to Meet October 21
Board to Vote on Several Academic
Programs, Recognize UMB School of Law Faculty Member as Regents Professor
Md. (Oct. 19, 2016) -- The University System of Maryland
(USM) Board of Regents will meet in public session at 8:30 a.m. on Friday,
October 21. The meeting will include votes on several academic programs and an
information item regarding a Regents Professorship. The meeting will take place
in the President's Board Room, 14th floor of the Saratoga
Office Building at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB). The building is
located at 220 North Arch Street in Baltimore, Md.
The academic programs under consideration are a B.S. in
urban and regional planning at Salisbury University and M.S. degrees in cyber
security law and homeland security/crisis management law at the University of
The board will hear an information item regarding the nomination
by UMB President Jay Perman, M.D., of Mark Graber, Ph.D., J.D., the Jacob A.
France Professor of Constitutionalism at the University of Maryland Francis
King Carey School of Law, as a Regents Professor.
The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system
presidents, faculty, staff and students. At the end of the public agenda, the board
will vote on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss several items that
fall under closing guidelines of the Open Meetings Act.
Those items include legislative audit matters that are ongoing and,
therefore, confidential; investigative matters that may lead to criminal
prosecution; potential adjustment to the USM fiscal year 2018 capital budget to
be submitted to the Governor; information about athletic team academic
performance indicators and graduation rates that could reveal FERPA-protected
information regarding individual students; and an update from legal counsel on
the status of an unfair labor practice complaint against an institution. The
full agenda, with supporting materials including the closing statement, can be
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) for special arrangements.
Parking is available in the Saratoga Garage, also located at
220 North Arch Street in Baltimore. For driving directions to UMB and a campus
map, click here.
Contact: Mike Lurie