USM Board of Regents to Vote on 2011-2020 Strategic Plan

Adelphi, Md. (Nov. 30, 2010) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on the USM Strategic Plan 2011-2020, an expansive document  that outlines USM's vision for the next decade.

Developed during the past several months, the Strategic Plan articulates the action USM must take now to ensure Maryland can help the nation regain economic and educational leadership.

The public meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, December 3, in the Alumni Suite of the Physical Education Complex at Coppin State University, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, MD.

Upon implementation, the Strategic Plan will advance several of the state's priorities, including job creation; providing higher education access to more students; strengthening the state's innovation economy; and helping more underserved populations earn college degrees.

In other action, the board will vote on two new academic program proposals at Towson University and new policies regarding employment of USM adjunct faculty and appointment of USM graduate assistants.

Reports will be presented from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students.

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

Parking is available in the adjacent Lot H to the Physical Education Complex. For driving direction to Coppin State University and a campus map, click

The full agenda is available online at Background information 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.

Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719