USM Regents Committee on Education Policy to Meet September 16

Adelphi, Md. (Sept. 10, 2010) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy at its next meeting will hear several information items, including institutional reports on progress in closing the achievement gap.

The public session is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, September 16, in the President's Board Room, 14th floor of the Saratoga Office Building at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The building is located at 220 North Arch Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

The USM initiative to close the achievement gap addresses the threat posed by the state's gap in college retention and degree completion for lower income and under-represented students. As part of the initiative, USM Chancellor William Kirwan asked the USM's 10 undergraduate degree-granting institutions to develop achievement gap strategies that include data analysis and specific institutional goals and timelines.

Other discussion items before the committee include a report on the general education component of academic programs and a status report on the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown.

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) for special arrangements.

Parking is available in the Saratoga Garage, also located at 220 North Arch Street in Baltimore. For driving directions to UMB and a campus map, click on

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719