Media Advisory - USM Board of Regents to Meet February 8

February 6, 2002

USM Board of Regents to Meet February 8 at UMBC

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents will meet in regular public session on Friday, February 8 at 10:30 a.m. on the third floor of The Commons at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The Board will consider several agenda items, including:

  • New program proposals, including a bachelor of urban and regional planning from Frostburg State University; a bachelor of arts in environmental issues from Salisbury University; a doctorate in urban and regional planning and design from the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP); a post-baccalaureate certificate in museum scholarship and material culture from UMCP; and a doctorate in clinical audiology from UMCP
  • Update on the Fiscal Year 2003 operating and capital budgets
  • Revised USM policy on intellectual property
  • Campus crime reports as required by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Discussion on the USM response to the ongoing teacher shortage
  • Analysis of proposed drug policies for USM faculty and staff
  • Discussion on USM participation in the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center and other multi-institutional regional centers
  • Resolution regarding the impact of USM facilities design and construction on the built environment
  • Proposal to construct an atrium in the UMCP Chemistry Teaching Building
  • Proposal to increase funding authorization for the Kim Engineering Building and South Campus Parking Garage projects at UMCP
  • Request from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) to enact the third of five one-year contracts for the System-wide acquisition of scientific supplies and equipment
  • Report on the Board's task force studying domestic partners benefits

Full agenda and 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) to make special arrangements.


Chris Hart
Phone: 301/445-2739