USM Regents Education Policy Committee Meets November 11
Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 6,
2009) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee
on Education Policy at its next meeting will take action on new academic
program proposals and a proposed revision to the policy on undergraduate
The public meeting is
scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, November 11 in the Executive Space
on the second floor (rooms 2101, 2103, 2105) of the University of Maryland
University College Inn and Conference
Center. The center is
located at 3501 University
Boulevard East in Adelphi.
The new academic program proposals under consideration
include the following:
B.S. in Visual Communication &
Digital Media Arts at Bowie
B.S. in Information Technology at Towson University.
The primary recommended change to
the undergraduate admissions policy is the addition of a fourth mathematics
course. Under the proposed revision, students who have completed Algebra II
before their final year would be required to complete course(s) that include
"nontrivial" algebra during the last year of high school enrollment.
The recommendation was developed
by a committee comprising faculty, admissions and enrollment management
professionals and representatives from the Maryland State Department of
Education. If approved at a later meeting of the Board of Regents, the policy
would be effective for students entering ninth grade in 2011.
Information and discussion items
on the agenda include results of periodic reviews of academic programs, a
report on the workload of USM faculty and a report on opening fall enrollments.
Background information and agendas
will be available at the meeting. Sign language interpreters and/or appropriate
accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon
request. Please call 301.445.1901 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) to make
Parking for the meeting will be available in UMUC's Inn and
Conference Center garage. For driving directions,
Contact: Mike Lurie