USM Board of Regents to Meet December 12 at Bowie State University

ADELPHI, Md. (December 8, 2008) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will convene on Friday, December 12, 2008, on the campus of Bowie State University n(BSU). The public meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. in Room 2202 of the university's Thurgood Marshall Library. An executive session of the board will follow after the conclusion of the public session.

Action items before the board include:

  • Amendment of Policy VII-2.10: Policy on Employment of Members of the Same Family; and Rescission of Policy II-5.00: Policy on Faculty Employment of Members of the Same Family;
  • University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute: 2007-2017 Master Plan Update:
  • Proposed FY 2009 Contract between the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) and the University of Maryland Medical System Corporation;
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore: Renewal of System-wide Scientific Supplies Contract;
  • New Academic Program Proposals: B.S. in Bioinformatics at BSU and Masters in Law (LL.M.) at UMB.

In addition to reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff, and students, the board will receive a report from USM Chancellor William E. Kirwan as well as a report on the textbook affordability summit held November 25 at University of Maryland, College Park.

Click here to access the complete meeting agenda.

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 and a campus map, visit:

Contact: John Buettner
Phone: 301.445.2719