Board of Regents Takes Up New Degree Programs, Capital Improvement Projects, February 16
ADELPHI, Md. (February 12, 2007) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of
Regents will convene its first full meeting of 2007 on Friday, February 16,
beginning at 9:30 a.m. It will be held in Room 2202 of the Thurgood Marshall
Library, Bowie State University (BSU), Bowie,
Among the action items on the
regents' agenda are new degree programs at Towson University (TU),
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), and University of
College (UMUC), as well as two capital improvement projects at the
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). The board will also hear
reports from the university
system presidents, faculty, staff, and student councils.
The meeting will include information
workload of USM faculty;
Commission's reaccreditation of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES);
Education Commission's Student Outcome and Achievement (SOAR) Report 2006;
FY 2008 USM
operating and capital budgets;
Business Enterprise activity;
In addition, the board will
consider recommendations resulting from the Report
on the Task Force on the Education of Maryland's African-American Males
presented at the January 24 board educational policy committee meeting. The
committee has proposed referring the recommendations for which USM shares
responsibility to the board workgroup on HBCU (historically black
colleges and universities) funding and minority student achievement.
The meeting will conclude
with reports from the board's audit and institutional assessment committee,
capital campaign workgroup, and effectiveness and efficiency workgroup.
To access the full agenda
online, visit: http://www.usmd.edu/regents/agendas/fb021607.html.
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) to make special arrangements.
For driving directions to BSU,
visit: http://www.bowiestate.edu/about/directions.asp. Free parking will be available in the circle in front of the Thurgood Marshall Library.
Contact: John Buettner