USM Board of Regents to Meet April 21

Meeting to Include Presentation of Regents Faculty Awards, Vote on Tuition Rates

Adelphi, Md. (April 19, 2017) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will present Regents Awards to faculty members and vote on proposed tuition rates for the 2017-18 academic year. Additionally, Nancy Zimpher, Ph.D., chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY), will deliver the meeting's educational forum.

The public session will begin at 9 a.m. Friday, April 21 in the Atrium of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP).

The Regents Awards are the highest honor presented by the Board of Regents to exemplary faculty members. The awards honor excellence in four categories: teaching, public service, mentoring, and scholarship/research/creative activity. (During a special reception before the public meeting, the board will honor each winner individually. The group then will be recognized collectively during the meeting.)

The fiscal-year 2018 resident (in-state) undergraduate full‐time and part‐time tuition rates, along with summer school rates, will not increase by more than 2%. SUNY Chancellor Zimpher's education forum will discuss how public higher education entities such as SUNY and the USM can enhance the greater good by leveraging their power as a system, a concept known as "systemness."

The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. The full agenda, with supporting materials for each agenda item, is here.

After the public meeting, the board will vote on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss items that fall under categories specifically exempted from public consideration under the Open Meetings Act. These items include various personnel matters, acquisition of real property, collective bargaining, legal matters, and any item requiring consideration in closed session to comply with a specific statutory requirement.  

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 they are attending the Board of Regents meeting.

For driving directions to UMCP and a campus map, click here.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719