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ERIC Number: ED406892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct-4
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the Maryland General Assembly on UMS Institutional and System Identities.
Maryland Univ. System Administration, Adelphi.
This report examines the use of the name "University of Maryland System" (UMS) to characterize the state's university system and its 13 institutions. It is noted that the UMS name is somewhat misleading, in that it suggests that the system comprises only the seven institutions with "University of Maryland" in their name. The system name is often truncated as "University of Maryland," a name that many associate with the University of Maryland at College Park and the University of Maryland at Baltimore. A brief history of the university system and its constituent institutions is presented, along with name changes and proposed name changes offered in recent years. The UMS Regents recommend that the UMS name be changed to "University System of Maryland" to clearly distinguish the system from the components. They also recommend that the System Administration be renamed "System Headquarters," and endorse the following proposed changes: Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies to University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Towson State University to Towson University, University of Maryland at Baltimore to University of Maryland, Baltimore, and University of Maryland College Park to University of Maryland, College Park. (MDM)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ. System Administration, Adelphi.