Board of Regents Meets December 14 at the University of Baltimore

ADELPHI, Md. (December 11, 2007) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will convene on Friday, December 14, 2007, at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Fifth Floor Multi-Purpose Room of the University of Baltimore Student Center, 21 West Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore City. The public meeting will be followed by an executive session of the board at 11:30 a.m.

The meeting will open with reports from USM Chancellor William E. Kirwan and from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff, and students.

Action items before the board include:

  • New academic program proposals in pharmacy, sports management, and kinesiology;
  • Endorsement of the goals of the NASH (National Association of System Heads) Access and Success Initiative;
  • Renewal of the system-wide scientific supplies contract;
  • Request by the Institute for Human Virology for approval of a contract for support staff services in Africa and the Caribbean.

The board will receive information on the Middle States accreditation of University of Maryland, College Park; USM faculty workload; periodic reviews of academic programs; Fall 2007 opening enrollment statistics; and Governor Martin O'Malley's executive order establishing the P-20 Leadership Council of Maryland. In addition, the Regents' effectiveness and efficiency (E&E) workgroup will deliver its annual report of dashboard indicators measuring system progress toward the goals set forth by the USM E&E Initiative launched in 2004.

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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.

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Contact: John Buettner
Phone: 301.445.2719