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 Maryland Higher Education Commission

RETREAT AGENDA

TIME: 10:00 AM PLACE: Maryland Higher Education Commission
  Wednesday   839 Bestgate Road, Suite 400
  May 20, 2009   Annapolis, MD  21401

Call to Order

Chairman’s Report
Secretary’s Remarks

Education Policy Committee

Minimum Requirements for In-State Degree-Granting Institutions
Regulations Recommendation for Final Action
Proposed Regulation for the Associate of Science in Engineering Degree (ASE)

Discussion Topics

  • Exploring a strategic direction for MHEC
  • Understanding the Larson Report
  • The Larson report’s consequences during the past decade
  • Resource challenges confronting MHEC
  • Setting priorities and defining where we add the most value
  • A different way of doing business?

    The growing role of for-profit institutions in Maryland higher education
  • Understanding the growth of the for-profit sector
  • Understanding MHEC’s authority and responsibilities
  • Should our authority be expanded?
  • Do we have a responsibility to protect the public investment in state-supported
    schools when conflicts arise with for-profit institutions?

    Program review and approval
  • Challenges we continue to encounter
  • Are current criteria adequate and effective?
  • Are additional criteria needed?
  • Should we require more detailed financial analysis?
  • Should we require greater evidence of marketplace demand?
  • Should we require detailed legal analysis and justification of programs
    that have a potential civil rights dimension?
  • Should we require more supporting evidence and information in order
    for a college or university to file to lodge an objection?

    Renewing Maryland’s plan for post-secondary education
  • Presentation and discussion

    Longitudinal data systems in education
  • Overview of the issue and growing use of longitudinal systems
  • Issues for Maryland
  • Issues for MHEC

     

    The Maryland Higher Education Commission is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are able to fully participate in and benefit from the Commission's public meetings, programs, and services. Anyone planning to attend a meeting of the Commission who wishes to receive auxiliary aids, services, or accommodations should contact Pat Bracey no later than Monday, May 18, 2009.


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