USM Board of Regents Meets April 10, Presents Regents Faculty Awards

Adelphi, Md. (April 8, 2015) -- The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents at its next meeting will present Regents Awards to faculty members and vote on proposed regional tuition rates for two campuses and on-site classes at the USM regional center in Hagerstown.

The public meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 10, in Elm Room 208A of the Southern Management Corporation Conference Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. The address is 621 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD.

The Regents Awards are the highest honor presented by the Board of Regents to exemplary faculty members. The awards honor excellence in four categories: teaching; public service; mentoring; and research/scholarship. (During a private reception before the public meeting, the board will honor each winner individually. The group then will be recognized collectively before the general public.)

Frostburg State University, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), and institutions offering on-site programs at the USM Hagerstown Center have proposed special out-of-state regional tuition rates. The institutions are seeking to attract enrollment and increase retention rates by providing more financially competitive opportunities to out-of-state students who live in select, bordering areas with very close proximity to campus.

Other action items include a vote on a proposed schedule of room and board fees for 2015-16. The board also will hear reports from the councils of university system presidents, faculty, staff and students. The full agenda, with supporting materials, can be accessed here.

The board will vote at the end of its public agenda on whether to reconvene in closed session to discuss personnel, legal, statutory and contractual items that fall under the closing guidelines of the Open Meetings Act.

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 is available at the Pratt Street and Penn Street garages. Directions and maps can be found here.



Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719