USM Board of Regents Meets February 13, Votes on Effectiveness and Efficiency 2.0 Initiative

Adelphi, Md. (Feb. 10, 2015) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on a proposed Effectiveness and Efficiency 2.0 (E&E 2.0) Initiative.

The public session of the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, February 13 in the Student Center, Wiseman Conference Room at Bowie State University. The campus address is 14000 Jericho Park Road, Bowie, MD.

An E&E 2.0 Workgroup, formed in fall 2014, was charged to create a structure for improving USM's overall academic quality and increasing the value of higher education to the benefit of the citizens of Maryland, all while reducing costs. E&E 2.0 initiatives should support pursuit of USM 2020 Strategic Plan priorities. The Workgroup proposal includes near-term plans for high-impact efficiency initiatives during the current fiscal year. A longer-term E&E framework will promote further innovation, entrepreneurship, and accountability.

The board will vote on new academic programs at various institutions and a proposed new business model for University of Maryland University College (UMUC). The new academic programs are a B.S. in adventure sports management at Frostburg State University; a B.A. in philosophy, society and applied ethics at the University of Baltimore; and an M.S. in cloud computing architecture at UMUC.

The board will receive several other information items, including the 2015 legislative update and the review of 5-year enrollment data for new academic programs. The regents will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students.

After the public meeting, the board will vote on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss items that fall under categories specifically exempted from public consideration under the Open Meetings Act.

These items are presidential performance reviews; recommendations for Regents' Faculty Awards; nominations for honorary degrees and consideration of honorific naming requests; ongoing legislative audit matters; and discussion of investigative matters that may lead to criminal prosecution.

The agenda and supporting materials are available here.

Background information and agendas are available here. 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) for special arrangements.

For directions to Bowie State and a campus map, visit here. Signs will direct attendees to parking areas.



Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719