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 executive session.

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 arrangements.

Parking for attendees is available in the adjacent Lot 20. For driving directions to Towson University and a campus map, click




Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719