July – October 2014
The Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) is an innovative, national project designed to increase participation and retention of historically underserved and underrepresented youth (grades K-12) in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). SEMAA is a recognized National Leader in STEM Education. The goals of SEMAA are to; Inspire a more diverse student population to pursue careers in STEM-related fields; Engage students, parents/adult family members and teachers by incorporating emerging technologies; Educate students using rigorous STEM curricula, designed and implemented by NASA. The three core components of SEMAA are; Hands-on, Inquiry-Based K-12 STEM curricula that are aligned with national science, math and technology standards; Aerospace Education Laboratory which is a cutting-edge technology laboratory; and the Family Café. The Baltimore SEMAA project at Morgan State University is free and open to ALL Maryland students in grades K-12 and their parents. During the academic year, classes meet eight (8) consecutive Saturdays for fall, winter and spring sessions and in summer, there are four (4) one-week sessions when classes meet Monday through Friday.
The Audit and Institutional Assessment Committee may reconvene in Closed Session in the Beulah M. Davis Special Collection Department, Room 322 at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, to continue its meeting regarding the above items if necessary, prior to the full Board meeting.
The Morgan State University Board of Regents, as well as its Academic and Student Affairs, and Finance and Facilities Committees, will hold their next regularly scheduled meetings on Tuesday, August 5, 2014, on the campus of Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD, in the Earl S. Richardson Library. Meetings will take place at the following times:
1. The Academic and Student Affairs Committee will meet in Public Session at 9:30 a.m. in the Benjamin A. Quarles Seminar Room 119 for the express purpose of voting to go into Closed Session. In Closed Session, the Committee will discuss Honorary Degree Candidates as permitted by section 10-508 (a) (2) of the Open Meetings Act. Following the Closed Session, the Committee will reconvene in Public Session to discuss and/or approve amendments to the Honorary Degree Policy and to receive updates on the following items: 1) Enrollment; 2) Changes to the General Education Curriculum; 3) Online Programs, Enrollment, and Revenue; 4) Student Government Association; and 5) Division of Research and Economic Development.
2. The Finance and Facilities Committee will meet in Public Session at 9:30 a.m. in the Clarence W. Blount Seminar Room 120 for the express purpose of voting to go into Closed Session. In Closed Session, the Committee will discuss the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the FOP and Morgan State University as permitted by section 10-508 (a) (9) of the Open Meetings Act. Following the Closed Session, the Committee will reconvene in Public Session to approve Operating and Capital Budgets for FY2016. The Committee will receive updates on the following items: 1) Institutional Advancement; 2) FY2014 Operating Closing Summary; 3) FY2015 Revenues and Expenses; 4) a Cost Containment Contingency Plan; 5) Enrollment; 6) Performance Funding; 7) Facilities, Design and Construction; and 8) Division of Research and Economic Development.
3. The Board of Regents will meet in Public Session at 12:00 noon in the 4th Floor Boardroom of the Earl S. Richardson Library to receive and discuss items listed above from the standing committees as well as any new business. Following the Public Session, the committee will convene in Closed Session to consider items specifically exempted from public consideration under Section 10-508(a) (7) (8) and (9) of the Open Meetings Act. In Closed Session, the Committee will discuss: 1) Collective Bargaining Agreement between the FOP and Morgan State University; 2) Honorary Degree Candidates; 3) the Office of Legislative Audit; and 4) GESTAR. The Committee may reconvene in Public Session at the conclusion of the Closed Session, if necessary.