Effectiveness and Efficiency Work Group

The Effectiveness & Efficiency (E&E) Work Group is a special work group created by the Board of Regents and the Chancellor to review the academic and business operations of the University System in order to maximize the effectiveness of the System and, where possible, increase its efficiency.  The E&E Work Group is chaired by David Nevins, chair of the Board of Regents, and includes representatives from both the Board and the USM leadership

The goals of the Work Group include improving the academic quality of the System and its institutions, maintaining access to the University System for Maryland's citizens, identifying and implementing measures that ameliorate the impact of reduced state and private support, and promoting the effective, efficient, and principled use of all resources entrusted to the System.  

The role of the Work Group will be to provide policy guidance and oversight of the E&E process on a System-wide basis, operate as a clearinghouse for initiatives, monitor activities, and review results based upon pre-established benchmarks. The Work Group will operate as a special, on-going BOR committee and will work with the established USM councils to carry out its charge.

The following letter letter, from the workgroup's initial Chairman Kendall, and Chancellor Kirwan to the USM community, provides more information on the E&E Work Group. Other information on the Work Group will be included as it becomes available. In the meantime, the Work Group strongly encourages all members of the public with ideas or suggestions for how USM activities and programs can be improved to e-mail their suggestions by clicking on the link below. All information received will be forwarded to the Work Group for its consideration. 

Work Group Members

E-Mail Suggestions

USM Board of Regents Initiative on Effectiveness and Efficiency in Higher Education

Effectiveness and Efficiency Initiative