USM Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life Meets June 5

Adelphi, Md. (June 3, 2013) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy and Student Life at its next meeting will hear a presentation of the 2013 Summary of Institutional Achievement Gap Reports and vote on whether to approve the Annual Progress Reports on Programs of Cultural Diversity. The committee also will vote on 11 new academic program proposals.

The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 5 on the seventh floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

As informational items, the committee will be formally introduced to two new leaders at USM. The first is MJ Bishop, director for the Center for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CIELT), and Chuck Thomas, executive director of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI, a consortium of 16 libraries at the public universities and colleges in Maryland).

The committee also will hear updates on the USM's P-20 (pre-kindergarten through graduate school) collaboration efforts and The College and Career Readiness and College Completion Act of 2013 (Maryland Senate Bill 740).

Background information and the full agenda are available at

Sign language interpreters and/or appropriate accommodations for eligible individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please call 301.445.1901 (voice) or 301.314.7683 (TTY/ITT) to make special arrangements.

Parking for attendees is available in the Walker Avenue Garage, located off of Hilltop Circle on Walker Avenue. For driving directions to UMBC and a campus map, click


Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719