Robert L. Caret wants students to graduate faster. The new chancellor of the University System of Maryland, who officially took over the job July 1, wants to keep costs down for students and schools by getting more undergraduates to finish ...Read More »
Newly-minted University System of Maryland Chancellor Bob Caret took office Wednesday, and offered a brief glimpse of his immediate priorities for the office. “I will initially focus heavily on student success, academic innovation and economic development,” Caret said in a ...Read More »
Members of the University System of Maryland’s Board of Regents moved to protect the accreditation of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s School of Pharmacy Thursday by making a new building the campus’s top capital priority. The change makes it ...Read More »
The University System of Maryland Board of Regents approved a systemwide tuition increase of up to 5percent for in-state undergraduates Wednesday and imposed an additional fee on students in three majors at the University of Maryland, College Park. The undergraduate tuition increase will apply to both in-state and out-of-state students. Graduate school tuition will increase up to 13.1 percent for in-state students and 5.4 percent for out-of-state students. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will increase tuition for resident undergraduates by 7 percent, because that campus deferred a 2 percent tuition hike approved in January, according to the university system.
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The University System of Maryland is naming its Center for Academic Innovation in honor of outgoing Chancellor William E. “Brit” Kirwan. The announcement, made earlier this month at a gala honoring Kirwan, capped a fundraising effort that raised $3 million ...Read More »
Maryland's fiscal 2016 budget could have been much worse for the state's higher education facilities, officials say, but the University System of Maryland will still feel the squeeze of a $47 million shortfall. As a result, institutions in the system can expect to face hiring freezes, larger class sizes and other service reductions in the coming year, said William E. "Brit" Kirwan, chancellor of the university system. The budget adopted by lawmakers Monday made no cuts to what Republican Gov. Larry Hogan proposed for the university system in January — for which officials were thankful, Kirwan said — but carried over $40.3 million in cuts made by outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in early January.Read More »