Four USM Board of Regents Committees to Hold Regular Meetings on June 12
Baltimore, Md. (June 10, 2019) – Four committees of the University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents (BOR) will meet on Wednesday, June 12. The meetings will take place in Building II (Multi-Purpose Room) at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), 9640 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Md.
The Committee on Organization and Compensation will meet at 8:30 a.m. and vote on changes to the BOR policies on institutional boards and the USM Student Council. The committee will vote on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss items exempted from public consideration under the Open Meetings Act. The topics to be discussed include collective bargaining agreements, employment agreements, and individual performance evaluations.
The Committee on Finance will meet at 10:30 a.m. and take a public vote on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss items exempted from public consideration under the Open Meetings Act. The topics to be discussed are real property acquisitions in Towson and College Park; the awarding of a new contract for food services; and the proposed fiscal year 2021 capital budget.
The public session is scheduled to resume at 11:15 a.m. The committee will vote on several action items, including the FY 2020 operating budget, amendments to faculty and staff parental leave policies, and creation of a business entity to lease and improve operations of existing space to support biotechnology research.
The Committee on Economic Development and Technology Commercialization will meet at 12:30 p.m. The committee will hear a presentation from featured start-up Mindstand Technologies, a company that uses artificial intelligence to monitor online communities for harassing language, hate speech and indicators of potential/planned destructive behavior. The company co-founders are undergraduate students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). The committee will hear updates from UMBC Training Centers and the USM Office of Economic Development.
Finally, the Committee on Audit will meet at 2:30 p.m. Public session items include a discussion of completed Office of Legislative Audit activity. The committee will vote publicly on whether to meet in closed session to consider issues specifically exempted under the Open Meetings Act from the requirement for public consideration. Those issues include legislative audit matters that are ongoing and, therefore, confidential; and allegations reported to the internal audit fraud hotline.
Agendas and supporting materials for Board of Regents meetings are here.
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 Traville Gateway Garage.
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Contact: Mike Lurie