USM Regents Education Policy Committee Meets September 16
Adelphi, Md. (Sept.
11, 2009) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents
Committee on Education Policy at its next meeting will discuss new academic
program proposals and the final report of the recommendations of Governor
Martin O'Malley's P-20 Council STEM Task Force.
The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, September 16 in the Minnegan Room (306) of the Field House at Johnny
Unitas Stadium at Towson University.
The new academic program proposals under consideration
include the following:
B.S. in Integrated Early Childhood
Education/Special Education: Infant/Primary (ECSE);
M.S. in Cyber Security, University
of Maryland University College.
In other business, the committee will discuss
recommendations of the final report of the Governor's P-20 Council STEM
(science, technology, engineering, mathematics) Task Force.
USM Chancellor William E. Kirwan and June Streckfus,
executive director of the Maryland Business Roundtable for Education, served as
co-chairs for the group that was charged with creating a "statewide plan
of recommended STEM actions that will ensure that Maryland's workforce and its
research and development infrastructure can support a nationally preeminent and
globally competitive knowledge-based economy."
Other information items on the agenda include updates on
implementation of the Textbook Affordability Policy and Legislation and the USM
policy on displaying obscene material.
After the public meeting, the committee will meet in
Background information and agendas will be available at the
meeting. 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
for attendees is available in the adjacent Lot 20. For driving directions to
Towson University and a campus map, click http://wwwnew.towson.edu/main/abouttu/visitor/dircampus.asp
Contact: Mike Lurie