25.0 II-1.30 - POLICY ON THE REGENTS PROFESSORSHIP
(Approved by the Board of Regents, February 28, 1992)
The Regents Professorship is established by the Board of Regents
of the University of Maryland System in order to recognize one or
more faculty members whose record of scholarly achievement and
potential for truly exceptional service to the System and its
institutions warrants appointment to this most prestigious rank
in the University System.
Appointment to a Regents Professorship is made by the Chancellor
upon recommendation by one or more of the Presidents of
University of Maryland System institutions. A modest monetary
award, to be used for travel, research or publication costs, or
personnel and equipment costs, accompanies the appointment.
Criteria for appointment include:
1. National or international recognition for achievements
in the arts, the sciences or the professions.
2. Eligibility for appointment to the rank of professor at
one or more institutions of the University System.
Regents Professors may:
1. Participate in the advisement and/or instruction of
2. Present annually a public lecture or performance at one
of the institutions of the University of Maryland
3. Participate in other scholarly activities that will
enhance some aspects of the University of Maryland
System and some of its components. This may include
such activities as curriculum development (formal or
informal courses), faculty development, citizen
outreach, or organizational enhancement.
Replacement for BOR III-3.00 and BOT-XIV