USM Regents Education Policy Committee Meets January 27

Adelphi, Md. (Jan. 22, 2010) - The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents Committee on Education Policy at its next meeting will take action on new academic program proposals and hear several information items, including a report on USM institutions' external funding levels.

The public meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 27 in Room 767 of the Albin O. Kuhn Library on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

The new academic program proposals under consideration include the following:

          Bachelor of Fine Arts and modification of the B.S. in Art & Design at Towson University;

          B.A. in Environmental Sustainability and Human Ecology at University of Baltimore;

          B.S. in Cybersecurity at University of Maryland University College.


The report on external funding highlights awards received by USM institutions in support of specific research, education and service initiatives during fiscal year 2009. During that time, the USM received more than $1.29 billion in external funding.

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 Walker Avenue Garage, located off of Hilltop Circle on Walker Avenue. For driving directions to UMBC and a campus map, click




Contact: Mike Lurie
Phone: 301.445.2719