83.0 III-4.10 - POLICY ON ENROLLMENT
 
  (Approved by the Board of Regents, March 1, 1994)
 
 
  The University of Maryland System acknowledges responsibility for
  providing access, consistent with each UMS institution's mission,
  for its share of Maryland's citizens, as it fulfills its
  legislative mandate to enchance quality.  As a long-range goal, the
  State of Maryland should size its education system to ensure that
  the percentage of working adults possessing a baccalaureate degree
  is at least equal to the percentage of jobs in Maryland requiring
  a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent.  Enrollments should
  reflect the racial, ethnic, gender and economic diversity of the
  State's population.  Further, the System will monitor the number of
  part-time, non-traditional students seeking access to its
  institutions to ensure that this population is being appropriately
  served.
 
  The inclusion within the student body of students from other states
  and countries contributes to cultural and political diversity and
  increases awareness of national and global perspectives for all
  members of the campus community.  However, consistent with the
  responsibility of the UMS as a public system of higher education to
  serve primarily the citizens of Maryland, and as stipulated in
  Section IV of the Board of Regents Policy on Admissions (III-4.00),
  the proportion of out-of-state undergraduate students in any
  institution, excluding University College, shall not exceed 30
  percent of its total undergraduate student body.
 
  To meet these goals, to maximize available resources, and to
  preserve the integrity of institutional missions requires a well-
  coordinated program of enrollment management based on both long-
  range projections and short-range realities.
 
    I. In developing the operating and capital budgets, the
       Chancellor, in consultation with the presidents, shall
       annually present to the Board a summary of a proposed
       enrollment plan for the University of Maryland System.  This
       enrollment plan shall:
 
       A.   Include enrollment projections for the University of
            Maryland System and each constituent institution that are
            responsive to the missions of the institutions as
            established by the Board of Regents and affirmed by the
            Maryland Higher Education Commission.
 
       B.   Cover a ten-year horizon, with targets reviewed annually
            and updated as needed.
 
       C.   Take into account statewide and national demographic and
            economic trends, including, but not limited to, the
            available supply of potential enrollees, competitive or
            complementary forces such as community college
            participation, and effective demand as influenced by
            tuition, other revenue sources, and financial aid.
 
       D.   Include target numbers for full-time equivalent students
            for each institution for the upcoming fiscal year
            including the percent of out-of-state students,
            undergraduates, graduates, full-time and part-time
            students, new freshmen and new transfers, and ratios that
            reflect fiscal resources likely to be available.
 
       E.   Be prepared and presented in accordance with the
            timetable and instructions established by the Chancellor.
 
   II. The Board shall review, modify as necessary, and adopt a
       proposed enrollment plan for the University of Maryland
       System.
 
  III. In accordance with Board of Regents' Policies VIII - 9.00 and
       VIII-10.20, "Policy on the Operating Budget" and "Policy on
       the Capital Budget," each president shall prepare a capital
       and operating budget request, consistent with the
       institution's enrollment targets for the next fiscal year and
       ten-year enrollment projections as identified in the approved
       enrollment plan.
 
   IV. Each fall, the Chancellor, in consultation with the
       presidents, shall submit to the Board of Regents a report on
       enrollment attainment by institution for that year.  If, over
       a three-year period, the average deviation from an
       institution's targeted enrollment exceeds 3 percent, the
       President shall present to the Regents an explanation of
       factors related to the discrepancy between the targets and the
       enrollments.
 
 
 
  Replacement for:  BOT Appendix L, Section 1.
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