USM Regents Education Policy Committee Meets November 11

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 4, 2010) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy at its next meeting will vote on two new academic programs and employment policies regarding USM adjunct faculty and graduate assistants.

The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, November 11 in the Potomac Room in the University Union at Towson University.

The new academic program proposals under consideration are both at Towson University. The first is a master of science and post-baccalaureate certificate in supply chain management. The second is a post-baccalaureate certificate in project, program, and portfolio management.

The policy on employment of USM adjunct faculty would establish baseline standards for the employment of such faculty across the system, including compensation and appropriate access to office and meeting space.

A second policy under consideration would establish baseline standards for system-wide administration of graduate assistantships, including economic benefits and opportunities to discuss issues of concern with faculty and administration.

The committee also will hear several information items, including the development of the USM 2020 strategic plan, a report on the workload of USM faculty, and an overview of opening fall enrollments.

After the public meeting, the committee will meet in executive session.

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 on Osler Drive in the parking structure adjacent to the University Union. For driving directions to Towson University and a campus map, click




Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719