USM Regents Education Policy Committee to Review Institutions' Mission Statements

Adelphi, Md. (Dec. 8, 2010) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy will meet in a day-long public session on Monday, December 13, to review the proposed mission statements of USM institutions and regional centers.

The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. It will be held in the Chancellor's Conference Room in the Elkins Building at the USM headquarters, 3300 Metzerott Road, Adelphi, MD.

Presidents of the academic institutions and directors of the two regional centers, or their respective designees, will present the mission statements and respond to questions from the committee.

The mission statements were prepared following guidelines offered in 2005 by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Institutions and centers will have another opportunity to revise statements in response to questions from the committee before submission to MHEC by February 1, 2011. In April 2011, the full Board of Regents will consider the statements for final adoption. All statements will require MHEC approval, as well.

The full agenda and background materials are available online at 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.

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Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719