USM Board of Regents to Announce Staff Awards, Act on Furlough Authorization Resolution; Also to Hold Discussion on Maryland Course Redesign
Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 15,
2009) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its
next meeting will honor the 2009 recipients of the Board of Regents Staff
Awards. The board also will consider a proposed resolution authorizing
furloughs and temporary salary reductions of USM employees. A recent state-wide
budget action includes a $26-million temporary salary reduction in fiscal year
2010 for USM employees, to be accomplished through a tiered furlough plan and
other salary adjustments.
The public session is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.
Friday, September 18, in the Colony Ballroom of the Adele H. Stamp Student
Union at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Other action items before the board include:
Renovation improvements to the Burkshire
Marriott Conference Hotel at Towson
Proposed amendment to a policy on student
classification for admission and tuition purposes.
In addition to reports from the councils of university
system presidents, faculty, staff, and students, the regents will participate
in a discussion forum on the Maryland Course Redesign Initiative. The
system-wide project facilitates the redesign of large-enrollment, multi-section
courses using technology-supported active learning strategies. Its goal is to
achieve improvements in learning outcomes and reductions in instructional
After the public meeting, the board will meet in executive
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) for special arrangements.
for attendees is available in the adjacent Union Lane Garage. Attendees are
asked to let the parking attendant know that they are attending the Finance
driving directions to UMCP and a campus map, click http://www.transportation.umd.edu/visitor/campusmap.html
Contact: Mike Lurie