USM Regents Education Policy Committee Meets March 24
Adelphi, Md. (March
19, 2010) – 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 hear several information items, including a report on USM
institutions’ enrollment projections for 2010-2019.
The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 24 in the Margaret Brent Room (2nd floor) of the
Stamp Student Union at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP).
The new academic program proposals under consideration
include three degree programs at Coppin State University: Doctor of Nurse
Practice; B.S. in Non-Profit Leadership; and M.Ed. in Contemporary Education
The other academic program proposals under consideration
M.S. in Cybersecurity Policy,
University of Maryland University College;
B.S. in Rehabilitation Psychology, University of Maryland, Eastern
The committee also
will vote on a proposal to create a new College of Public Affairs at the
University of Baltimore. The college would consist of academic programs
currently taught by faculty members in the College of Liberal Arts. The
proposed new college would house graduate programs in public administration and
negotiation and conflict management; graduate and undergraduate programs in
criminal justice, health systems management and human services administration;
and undergraduate programs in public policy and international studies.
The information item regarding
enrollment projections continues a practice of annual updates from USM
institutions on their enrollment projections for a 10-year period. The overall
projected headcount growth (undergraduate and graduate students) for the
10-year period is 19 percent, an increase from 148,676 to 176,482 students.
Other information items include a
discussion of financial literacy education at UMCP and USM campus crime reports
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 special arrangements.
Parking for attendees is available in the adjacent
Union Lane Garage. Attendees are asked to let the parking attendant
know they are attending the Education Policy Committee Meeting.
For driving directions to UMCP and a campus map, click http://www.transportation.umd.edu/visitor/campusmap.html.
Contact: Mike Lurie