Education Policy Committee to Consider Proposed Programs in
Public Health, Finance, and Global Business at March 17 Meeting
Finance Committee to Consider Enrollment Projections
and 2004-05 Dormitory Charges at March 18 Meeting
Adelphi, MD - Two committees of the University
System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents are scheduled to meet next
week. The Committee on Education Policy will meet at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 17, at Coppin State College. The meeting will
be in Room 218 of Coppin's new dining facility at 2500 W. North Ave.
The Committee on Finance will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March
18, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. The meeting
will be on the seventh floor of UMBC's Kuhn Library.
The Committee on Education Policy will consider three academic
program proposals. One is for a master's program in public health
at the University of Maryland, Baltimore, created to meet the
increasing demand for well-trained health professionals with
comprehensive understanding of public health issues.
The committee also will consider proposals for two
undergraduate degree programs at University of Maryland
University College (UMUC): B.S. in finance and B.S. in
global business and public policy. Both programs are
designed for adult, part-time students who require
scheduling flexibility and/or are unable to commute
regularly to classroom sites. UMUC plans to offer the
programs in the classroom and online.
Information items on the Education Policy Committee
agenda include the biennial report on agriculture programs
at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), and
USM enrollment projections for 2004-2013.
At the Finance Committee meeting March 18, members
will vote on the USM enrollment projections for 2004-2013.
Based on submissions from the system's institutions,
overall headcount enrollment over the next decade is
projected to grow from 125,921 to 165,387, a 31.3
Consideration of the enrollment projections
is expected to open discussions on USM's capacity
to meet projections and on strategies to distribute
enrollment growth across the system.
In addition, the Finance Committee will consider
proposed increases in the typical annual dormitory charge
at USM institutions for 2004-05. The proposed increases
range from 1.1 percent at the University of Maryland,
Baltimore County (UMBC), to 5.4 percent at UMCP.
Also on the Finance Committee agenda are:
- a recommendation to approve a bond resolution for
the purchase of the Avanti property near the College
Park Metro station, on which UMCP plans to develop its
- the 2003-2013 Facilities Master Plan for UMBC.
Full agendas and background information will be
available at the March 17 Education Policy Committee
meeting and the March 18 Finance Committee 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.
Contact: Anne Moultrie