USM Board of Regents to Vote on New Academic Programs; Also to Act on Report of UMBI Review Committee, Budget Request Items
Adelphi, Md. (June 17,
2009) - The University System of Maryland (USM)
Board of Regents at its next meeting will vote on several new academic
proposals and act upon recommendations of a report of the Ad Hoc University of
Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI) Review Committee.
The public session is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 19 in Room 201
of the Lane University Center
at Frostburg State University.
During this annual meeting of the board, USM
Chancellor William E. Kirwan will deliver his FY 2009 report.
academic program proposals under consideration include the following:
- B.S. in
Urban Studies, Coppin State University;
Integrated B.S. in Biology/M.S. in Applied Biology, Salisbury University;
Professional Science Master's in Applied Physics, Towson University;
- B.S. in
Public Health Science, University of Maryland, College Park (to be offered solely
at the Universities at Shady Grove, one of USM's
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Elementary and Middle School Science
Education, UMCP (to be offered initially at the Universities at Shady Grove).
from the UMBI Review Committee comes after its comprehensive study of the
mission and organization of the research institute. In February 2009, Clifford
Kendall, chairman of the USM Board
of Regents, appointed this special committee of regents to develop
recommendations to maximize the return on the state's investment in UMBI and
its component centers. The board is expected to discuss and take action on the
recommendations at the upcoming meeting.
action items include the FY 2010 System Funded Construction Program Request and
the Towson University Dining Services Contract.
The agenda for the public meeting is available at http://www.usmd.edu/regents/agendas/fb061909.doc.
Before and after the public meeting, the board will meet in
Background information and agendas 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)
for special arrangements.
Parking for attendees is available in front of Pullen Hall
at the PAC parking lot. For driving directions to Frostburg State University
and a campus map, click http://www.frostburg.edu/about/maryland.htm
Contact: Mike Lurie