UM seven-year-plan approved by regents


FROSTBURG -- The University of Maryland System's Board of Regents unanimously approved a seven-year master plan yesterday to guide the 11-campus system into the next century.

During a meeting at Frostburg State University, regents adopted the "Vision III" plan that called for the system to absorb 20 percent more students, seek 20 percent more dollars from external sources, and demand a 20 percent increase in productivity from faculty and staff.

Regents Chairman Lance W. Billingsley praised UM System Chancellor Donald N. Langenberg for soliciting the views of campus officials, faculty members and others across the state in crafting the eight-page document.

The plan assumes relatively flat levels of funding from the General Assembly for the state's public colleges and a significant increase in the number of Marylanders seeking to enroll there.

Dr. Langenberg said he expected his staff to devise a measure of productivity and his campuses to achieve a 20 percent increase by 2002.

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