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Full text of "Outlook / the University of Maryland, College Park (2000)"

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Outlook 

The University of Maryland Faculty and Staff Weekly Newspaper 

Volume iS. .Number 4 . September 19, 2000 




Dateline Maryland, page 3 



Avoid Parking Hassles from 
Thursday Night Football Game 

University officials are bracing for an onslaught of foot- 
ball fans on an unusual day next week, and they are warn- 
ing students, faculty and staff to be ready for it. 

The Maryland Terrapins will host the defending national 
champions from Florida State in a nationally televised game 
in Byrd Stadium at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28. Indications are 
that a large crowd will descend on the campus beginning 
in the late afternoon, taking up parking spaces and jam- 
ming the roads even before most faculty and staff normally 
begin to leave. 

University officials this week will send mailings and 
begin posting signs in an ongoing campaign to warn facul- 
ty, staff, students and fans coming to the game to expect 
heavy traffic and high parking demand. Officials are urging 
patience and adjustments to schedules wherever possible. 

"We expect to need every available parking space and 
then some to accommodate the Thursday night football 
fans," said Richard Stimpson, assistant vice president for stu- 
dent affairs, who heads a task force to plan for the game's 
impact. 

In its communications with ticket-holders for the Sept. 
28 game, the athletic department has encouraged fans to 
begin arriving on the campus as early as 4 p.m. in order to 
spread out the traffic load over the hours leading up to the 
game. 

"To the extent they are able to do so, staff and faculty 
should adjust their activities to avoid inconvenience as 
much as possible," Stimpson said.The university will not be 
closed, and classes will not be canceled because of the 

Continued on page 2 



IT Research at Maryland Gets 
$9.5 Million Boost from NSF 



The National Science 
Foundation (NSF) announced 
last week that the University of 
Maryland will get some $9.5 
million in grants under a new 
program designed to foster fun- 
damental research and innova- 
tive applications of information 
technology. 

Bestowed as seven multi-year 
grants, the university's award 
total is one of the largest 
among the 95 institutions 
receiving funds from the new 
Information Technology 
Research OTR) program. 
Maryland's grants go to five 
researchers in the department 
of computer science arid to 
researchers in the departments 
of meteorology and sociology. 

"We are extremely gratified 
by these awards," says 
University President Dan Mote. 
"They are a tribute to the cre- 
ativity and hard work of the fac- 
ulty receiving the awards, and a 
reflection of the university's 
leadership in the development 
and application of new infor- 
mation technologies." 

The university's seven multi- 



year projects and the research 
activities funded at 94 other 
institutions were selected by 
NSF from more than 1,400 pro- 
posals and are intended to pro- 
mote IT-driven science and 
engineering. Overall, the first- 
time ITR program is funding 62 
large projects that average $ 1 
million per year for three to 
five years, involving 41 institu- 
tions in 22 states. 
Another 148 smaller projects 
each total $500,000 or less for 
up to three years, involving 81 
institutions in 32 states. 

"These projects represent 
major innovations in informa- 
tion technology, rather than rou- 
tine applications of existing 
technology," says NSF director 
Rita Colwell. "Our strategy to 
support long-term, high-risk 
research responds to a chal- 
lenge from the President's 
Information Technology 
Advisory Committee (PITAQ, 
which called for increased fed- 
eral investment to maintain the 
U.S. lead in this Important sec- 

Continued on page 2 



A Day of Labor 




For the second year In a row, the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine gave 
new meaning to Labor Day weekend by operating a birthing center at the Maryland State Fair In 
Timonium. Hundreds of falrgoers learned about farm animals and veterinary medicine as they 
watched cows and pigs give birth under the watchful eyes — and occasionally with the assistance — 
of college veterinarians and veterinary students. A litter of piglets and a Holsteln bull caff were 
among the animals born at the fair. 

Above, third-year veterinary student Cory Meyers gives youngsters a close-up look at a 
newborn piglet. 



Update Under Way on the University's 
Facilities Master Plan 



Take a tour of campus and It quickly becomes 
apparent that the university is in the midst of 
boomtimes, buildlng-wise, its most intense period 
of growth since the 1950s and 60s. 

To get a handle on what the campus will look 
like in 10 years, a 17-member steering committee 
has been appointed to complete a sys- 
tematic overhaul of the university's 
Faculties Master Plan, the guide 
for the orderly development of 
campus growth. 

"We are required by the 
Maryland Fligher Education 
Commission to every 10 
years update our Facilities 
Master Plan," says Gregory 
Geoffrey, senior vice president 
for academic affairs and 
provost. "We are scheduled to 
present that update to the regents 
in January 2002" 

Geoffroy, the steering committee co-chair- 
man, says the plan must address such issues as 
location of new buildings, pedestrian and vehicle- 
related transportation and review of the potential 
for developing tracts of university-owned land. 

The committee's work will evolve much the 



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same way as President Dan Mote's update of the 
university's Strategic Plan — that is. with lots of 
help. 

"We are going to seek wide input from the 
campus community and our surrounding com- 
munities," Geoffroy says. "We will delineate the 
important issues, and devise appropriate 
responses to those issues." 

The committee, which Charles 
Sturtz, vice president for admin- 
istrative affairs co-chairs, plans 
to seek input from the various 
stakeholders later in the 
semester. 

Other committee mem- 
bers are: 

• Valerie Broadle, executive 
director for development 
• Amy Brown, associate professor 
of entomology 
• Charles Caramello, professor and 
chair, department of English 

• William Destler, vice president for research and 
dean of the Graduate School 

* William Fourney, professor and chair, depart- 

Continued on page 2 



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Avoid Parking Hassles from Thursday Night Football Game 



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"We had never considered ourselves racist before this life- 
changing experience — even considering ourselves fashion- 
ably 'progressive' on issues of race. But upon leaving these 
(inner<ity) schools, we realized that our prior beliefs 
indicted, tried and convicted us of prejudice." —James 
Gitnpel, professor of government and politics, and doctor- 
al student Jason Schuknecht, writing about their research 
of 30 regional high schools, and the education they 
received at high schools thought to be more deficient than 
their suburban counterparts. (Baltimore Sun, Sept. 6) 



"It is frustrating when I know very well that the quality of 
education undergraduates are receiving here is better than 
they would get at some of those ranked above us, but that 
is not reflected in the methodology used in these rank- 
ings.... In one sense, they (rankings) are not all that impor- 
tant. We do not shape what we do simply because of sur- 
veys and rankings. On the other hand, it is a public state- 
ment on the quality of our undergraduate programs, and 
we do care what the world is told about the quality of our 
programs. So we do try to put our best foot forward." 
— Protiost Gregory Geqffroy comments on the U.S. News 
& World Report Rankings issued Sept. 1. (Baltimore Sun, 
Sept 5) 



"Elizabeth had to choose between the University of 
Maryland and the University of Virginia. The choice was eas- 
ier when Maryland offered her nearly a full scholarship, she 
says:T felt I couldn't pass up the scholarship money,' which 
totaled $1 1,800. It was that, or plan on spending $100,000 
or so for an education at the University of Virginia, hi any 
case, she adds, 'I think I can be happy anywhere.' " 
— Elizabeth Armenti, one of three National Merit 
Scholarship finalists to graduate from Baltimore city 
schools last year, on her matriculation to Maryland. 
(Baltimore Sun, Sept. 4) 



"Progress has been cruel to the 'Cumulative Book Index.' 
For more than a century, the index has stood proudly as a 
'must have' book in any serious library. But now, when a 
visitor requests it at the University of Maryland's McKeldin 
Library in College Park, the young man behind the refer- 
ence desk reacts as if he's being quizzed in Gaelic. He 
stares blankly, then mutters, "Ummmmm, is that the name?'" 
—The demise of the reference book has arrived: 82 per- 
cent of U.S. college students own a computer, and 93 per- 
cent of students said doing course research online makes 
more sense than trekking to the library or bookstore. 
(Washington Post, Aug. 24) 



"l don't know of anybody we used as a model." 
— Robert Baum, cocbair of the Hinman Campus 
Entrepreneurshtp Opportunity Program being launched 
with the new school year, underlines the originality of 
helping undergraduates pursue their own business start- 
ups. (Potomac Tech Journal, April 20) 



"The real pleasure is to see how quickly they pick up the 
problems, and to solve them... It's always nice to see how 
quickly they can digest some cutting edge problems." 
— Milan Vlajnic, director oftbe signal processing group 
at Nortel's Germantown complex, describing the contri- 
butions of Maryland students interning with his compa- 
ny. Vlajnic is a member of the university's advisory board 
for industrial partnerships. (Montgomery Business 
Gazette, Sept 2000) 




continued from page 1 

game, Sampson said, but some adjustments to 
schedules will occur. 

• Faculty who wish to adjust their class sched- 
ules can ask for help by contacting the 
Registrar's Office by e-mail at 
schedule@deans. umd . edu . 

• Employees whose duties can be delayed 
until the next day will be granted administrative 
leave and released from their work day at 3:30 
p.m. on the 28th. Individual unit heads will 
determine their staffing needs and communicate 
those to staff before the 28th. 

• Faculty and staff who hold permits in Lot Z 
and Lot AA will receive letters from Campus 
Parking this week explaining that they will be 



allowed to park free in the Union Lane Garage to 
ensure the availability of numbered parking 
spaces in those lots for football game permit 
holders. 

• Permit holders for Lot 1 will be directed to 
alternate parking locations after 1 1:30 a. m. on 
game day. Those who have parked in Lot 1 before 
11:30 should leave by 4 p.m. 

The Department of Campus Parking will post 
signs around the campus and send letters to 
affected permit holders this week to let people 
know about the planned adjustments to the park- 
ing scheme for Sept, 28. 

For more information, visit http://umterps.fan- 
5only.com/sports/m-footbL / spec-rel/ 
060600aaa.html on the Web. 



Update Under Way on the Facilities Master Plan 



continued front page J 

ment of aerospace engineering 

• Irwin Goldstein, dean, College of Behavioral 
and Social Sciences 

• Matthew Herb, undergraduate student in the 
College of Architecture 

• Steven Hurtt, dean, College of Architecture 

• Warren Kelley, director. Division of Student 
Affairs 

• Brian Kelly, associate professor of architecture 

• Ronald Lipsman, professor of mathematics and 
associate dean, College of Physical, Mathematical, 
and Computer Sciences 

• Randall Mason, director, Historic Preservation 
Program 

• Robert Mullens, associate director, intercolle- 
giate athletics 



• Jack Sullivan, associate professor of landscape 
architecture 

• Eleanor Weingaertner, Chair-Elect, University 
Senate 

• The committee also will include a member of 
the College Park City Council and a member of 
one of the College Park Neighborhood Advisory 
Committees. 

Ex-officio members and staff to the committee 
include: 

• J. Frank Brewer, assistant vice president, 
Facilities Management 

• Brenda Testa, director, Department of Facilities 
Planning 

• William Mallari, coordinator, Campus 
Development 

• Joanna Schmeissner, assistant to the senior vice 
president and provost 

• Terry Schum, director of planning, city of 
College Park 



IT Research at Maryland Gets 
$9.5 million Boost from NSF 



continued from page 1 

tor of the global economy" 

The new ITR program 
emphasizes grant support for 
the subject areas of software; 
scalable information infrastruc- 
ture; information management; 
revolutionary computing; 
human-computer interface; 
advanced computational sci- 
ence; education and workforce; 
and social or economic implica- 
tions of IT.The program's main 
goals are to augment the 
nation's FT knowledge base and 
strengthen the rr workforce. 

University of Maryland 
funded researchers and 
their projects are; 

• Larry Davis, department of 
computer science and Institute 
for Advanced Computer 
Studies, Personalized Spatial 
Audio via Scientific 
Computing and Computer 
Vision, $2,999,995 

• John Robinson, department of 
sociology, Understanding the 
Social Impact of the Internet: A 
Multifaceted Multi-disciplinary 



Approach, $2,708,162 

• Sudarshan Chawathe, depart- 
ment of computer science, 
Knowledge Discovery in 
Historical Semi-structured 
Data,$45l,528 

• Victor Basili, department of 
computer science, 
Collaborative Research for a 
National Center for Empirical 
Software Engineering 
Research, $2,108,454 

• Ferdinand Baer, department of 
meteorology, Collaborative 
Research on Multi-resolution 
Adaptive Spectral Element 
Solvers for Atmospheric Fluid 
Dynamics, $258,977 

• Amitabh Varshney, department 
of computer science, 
Visualization and Interaction 
with Large Graphics Data Sets 
over Networks, $450,000 

• Hanan Samet, department of 
computer science, Real-time 
Capture, Management and 
Reconstruction of Spatio- 
temporal Events, $520,000 



Outlook 



Qtitlooh is the weekly Faculty-staiF 
newspaper serving the University o( 
Maryland campus community. 

Brodie Remington, 'Vice President 
For University Relations 

Teresa Flannery * Executive Director 
of University Communications and 
Director of Marketing 

George Cathrart • Executive Editor 

Jennifer Hswei * Editor 

Londa Scott Forte • Assistant Editor 

Patty Henett • Graduate Assistant 

letters to the editor, story suggestions 
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Please submit all material two weeks 
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Send material to Editor, Outlook, 2101 
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6-9 p.m. Workshop: 
"Intermediate Mathematics ," 
continues covering critically 
important skills in solving 
matrix and vector opera- 
tions, multiple integrals, dif- 
ferential equations, 2D & 3D 
plots in parametric, polar, 
spherical, cylindrical, implic- 
it, contour, mesh, views and 
much more. 4404 Computer 
and Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.cdu or 
www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 



Guide to University Events 
September 19-28 

sentemberj^^^ 

4 : 30^^^^rksnop: 
"Navigating WebCT" is for stu- 
dents who are enrolled in 
courses which have integrated 
WebCT into the class environ- 
ment. In it students will learn 
to navigate course content, par- 
ticipate in bulletin boards and 
chat rooms, and develop pres- 
entation materials in group 
project space. 4404 Computer 
and Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 



September 



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m 



Noon. Research and 
Development Presentation: 
"Programs for Undergraduate 
Minority Students at the 
University of Maryland," Alice 
Murray, associate director of 
academic achievement. 0114 
Counseling Center, 
Shoemaker Bldg. 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: 
"Intermediate Mathematical 
continues covering critically 
important skills in solving 
matrix and vector opera- 
tions, multiple integrals, dif- 
ferential equal ions, 2D & 3D 
plots in parametric, polar, 
spherical, cylindrical, implic- 
it, contour, mesh, views and 
much more. 4404 Computer 
and Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5- 
2938, cwpost@umd5. 
umd.edu or 
www.inform,urad.edu/Fr.* 

6-9 p.m. Workshop: 
"Introduction to Microsoft 
Excel " introduces spread- 
sheet BASICS of how to 
enter values and text, create 
formulas, understand cell 
addressing in absolute and 
relative modes, use pre-built 
functions, link between data, 
auto save work, customize 
printing and more. 3330 
Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Registration 
required. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.inform.umd.edu/PT* 



20 :; g, sentemhejj2jj^_ 

6-8 p . m . Worksndp^^HlHrp^* 



68 p.m. Workshop: 
Page Composer," introduces 
Netscape's web page editing 
and development tool. Students 
will learn to create simple page 
elements such as hyperlinks, 
colors, font styles, bullets and 
tables — without typing a sin- 
gle line of HTML code, 
4404 Computer and Space 
Sciences Bldg. Registration 
required. 5-2938, cwpost 
@umd 5. umd.edu or 
www. inform . umd . edu/PT. * 



s 



6-9 p.m. "Introduction to 
HTML," introduces the 
Hypertext Markup Language 
used to create web pages on 
the World Wide Web. Concepts 
covered include how to format 
text, create lists, links and 
anchors, upload pages, and add 
in-line images, 4404 Computer 
and Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration requited. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www. inform . umd . edu/PT. * 




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Development Presentation: 
"The Children at Risk [CARing] 
Project:A Community and 
Campus Learning Experience," 
Elizabeth Platz, chaplain, 
Lutheran — University 
Chaplains. 0114 Counseling 
Center, Shoemaker Bldg. 



3:30 p.m. Leveraging Corporate 
Knowledge Seminar Series: 
"Building an IT Leader through 
Corporate Development, 
Mergers and Acquisitions," Ron 
Jones of Veridian. Marriott 
Room.Van Munching Hall. Gina 
Thacker 703-405-4448, gthack- 
er@rlismith.umd.edu or 
www.rhsmith.umd.edu/ckim 



E-learning Expert to Give Presentation on 
"The Law of the Virtual Campus 7 ' 



Nationally known authority on Web-based 
education, WiUiam H. Graves, will discuss the 
state of distance learning and the virtual cam- 
pus challenge at a free presentation on 
Thursday, Sept. 21, at 12:30 p.m. in Room 1202 
of Glenn L. Martin Hall (formerly the 
Engineering classroom building). 

Graves' presentation will describe the 
importance of developing a strategy for virtual- 
ity that provides the right balance between 
offering virtual curricula and traditionally deliv- 
ered curricula. 

Graves is chairman and founder of 
Ed uprise, a consulting firm that assists organi- 
zations in developing a strategy for deploying 
virtual technologies and operating models. 

A retired professor of mathematics from the 
University of North Carolina, Graves has given 
hundreds of virtual campus presentations and 
published more than 50 articles on all aspects 



of Information technology in higher educa- 
tion. He is a member of the board of directors 
of COLLEGIS, EDUCAUSE and the Instructional 
Management Systems Global Learning 
Consortium. He is co-founder and chair of 
EDUCAUSE's National Learning Infrastructure 
Initiative. He is also the founder and director 
of the Institute for Academic Technology, a 
prominent think tank that developed award- 
winning educational applications of multime- 
dia and Internet technologies. 

The presentation is sponsored by the Office 
of Continuing and Extended Education in pan 
nership with the Continuing Education 
Advisory Council (CEAQ.The campus commu- 
nity is invited to attend. 

Contact Rosemary Blunck at 405-6534 for 
additional information. 




Art Gallery Exhibit 



"Theme & Variations: American Identity in 
New Deal Era Art" is the theme of the current 
exhibit taking place in The Art Gallery. 

. Curated by Helen Langa, Associate Professor 
of Art History from the American University, 
and Kim Kindelsperger, Art Gallery staff, the 
gallery presents an exhibition that features 
mural studies on loan from the Smithsonian 
American Art Museum and works on paper 
drawn from The Gallery's Martin W Brown 



Collection. 

The exhibit wUl be on view through Sept. 
30, representing the visual arts component of 
the University of Maryland's "Aaron Copland 
and American Identity" Arts Festival, 

For further information regarding this exhi- 
bition or future events and 
activities contact Kim Kindelsperger at 405- 
2763 or visit The Art Gallery's Web site at 
www,infbrm.umd.edu/ArtGal. 



6-9 p.m. Workshop: "Basic 
Computing Technologies at 
Maryland," introduces network 
technologies such as the trans- 
fer of files between local and 
host machines located any- 
where in the world using FTP; 
reading, subscribing and post- 
ing on newsgroups using 
Netscape; subscribing and 
sending document attachments 
using Pine. 3330 Computer and 
Space Sciences Bldg. 
Registration required. 5-2938, 
cwpost@umd5.umd.edu or 
www.infbrm.umd.edu/PT.* 



sentember2^^ 

4:30-7:30 p.m. Workshop: 
"Introduction to Microsoft 
Word," concepts covered 
include BASIC file manipula- 
tion, formatting text, headings, 
page numbering, spelling, foot- 
notes, and more. 4404 
Computer and Space Sciences 
Bldg. Registration required. 5- 
2938, cwpost@umd5.umd.edu 
or www.inform.umd.edu/PT.* 



calendar 
guide: 

Calendar phone numbers listed as 4- 
xxxx or 5-xxxx stand for the prefix 314- 
or 405. Events are free and open to the 
public unless noted by an asterisk (*). 
Calendar information for OuftooJc is 
compiled from a combination of 
infonVs master calendar and submis- 
sions to the Outlook office. To reach 
the calendar editor, call 405-761 5 or e- 
mail to ouUook@accmail.umd.edu. 



September 19, 2000 




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Po wf r Vb with rmrTHnt 

The Office of Information 
Technology is offering an Introduction 
to MS PowerPoint class for faculty and 
staff. The classes take place Sept. 20 
and 22 from 9 a.m. to Noon in Room 
4404 in the Computer and Space 
Sciences Building. 

Participants will learn how to create 
and edit bullet slides, use PowerPoint's 
drawing tools, incorporate Clip Art, cre- 
ate and enhance organization charts, 
and edit charts for presentations. 

Seating is limited and web-based 
preregistration is required: 
www.inform.umd.edu/ShortCourses . 
There is a fee of $60.00 for training 
and course materials. 

Questions about course content 
can be directed to oit-t raining® umail. 
umd.edu; questions about registration 
can be directed to the OFT Training 
Services Coordinator at 405-0443. 

Rossborough Fall Calendar 

of lYt nft 

The following special events at the 
Rossborough Inn are open to the 
entire campus community: 

Sept. 28 (Thur.) - MD vs Fla. State Pre- 

game Happy Hour 

Sept. 28 (Thur.) -Weekly Afternoon 

Social Hours Begin — Every Thursday 

4-8 p.m. 

Oct. XI (Wed) - Lobster Feast 

Oct. 19 (Thur.) - Kendall Jackson Wine 

Dinner 

Nov. 10 (Fri.) - ATaste of Maryland 

Dinner 



Dec. I - Holiday Happy Hour 

Please call 314-8012 for information 
or visit their Web site at wwwinform. 
umd.edu/muc. 

GIS Workshops Using 
AreView^^^^^^^^^^^^ 

The Libraries invite students, faculty 
and staff to attend the fall 2000 
program of introductory and intermedi- 
ate GIS (Geographic Information 
Systems) workshops. 

"Introduction to GIS Using ArcView" 
is a two hour hands-on workshop that 
introduces the basic operations of the 



ate workshop, exploring the more com- 
plex query and analytical functions of 
ArcView; experience and/or familiarity 
using ArcView or ESRI's "Virtual 
Campus" is recommended. Four work- 
shops scheduled from Oct. 4 to Dec, 7. 

GIS workshops are free;however, 
advance registration is required by 
completing the form at www.lib.umd. 
edu/UMCP/UES/gis.html. 

College Park Senate 



The College Park Senate fall meeting 
schedule is listed below. All 



Moonlighters 
Wanted 



Volunteers are needed for the 
Extreme All-Niter on Friday, Sept. 
22 from 7 p.m. - midnight. A free 
t-shirt goes to those who volun- 
teer. 

If you are interested in volun- 
teering, please contact Marie 
Jenkins, 2104 Stamp Student 
Union at 314-8503 or mjenk- 
ins@union. umd-edu. 




GIS ArcView software. Six workshops 
scheduled until Dec. 5. 

"Spacial Analysis Using ArcView" is a 
two hour and thirty minute intermedi- 



Institution-Wide Referendum on the 
Revised Plan of Organization 









The College Park Senate Office is currently conducting a campus wide 
referendum on the Revised Plan of Organization (Plan) for the University of 
Maryland, College Park until Friday, Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. on. 

All members of the campus community are invited to review the revised 
Plan as well as a summary of the changes. In addition, we invite all members 
of the major constituencies (faculty, staff and student) to use this web site to 
cast their vote on the Plan. 

Upon submitting your ballot on the web, you will be prompted for your 
SID (Student ID, in most cases, this will be your Social Security Number).You 
will also be asked to enter your 6-digit PIN (Personal Identification Number). 

The PIN used for the voting is identical to that assigned for your access to 
the Administrative Resource Enterprise Services (ARES). ARES is the on-line 
system that allows faculty and staff to view/update their personal Informa- 
tion as recorded in the Human Resources System. If you do not know your 
PIN or have not received a PIN, please write to 
webmaster@tcstudo.umd.edu. 

Print copies of the Plan and the ballot are available by contacting the 
Senate Office at 405-5805 or via e-mail at temoore@deans.umd.edu. Ballots 
must be received by the Senate Office (1 100 Marie Mount Hall, College Park, 
MD 20742) no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22, 









meetings are held from 3:15 pm to 
5:30 pm in Room 0200 of the Skinner 
Building. All members of the campus 
community are invited and 
encouraged to attend. 

• Monday, Sept. 25, 2000 

• Monday, Nov. 27, 2000 
Questions should be addressed to 

the College Park Senate Office at 405- 
5805 or via e-mail at college-park-sen- 
ate® umail.umd.edu. 



Nominations Sought for 
2001-2002 Distinguished 
Scholar-Teacher Awards 

The Distinguished Scholar-Teacher 
program honors tenured faculty mem- 
bers who have demonstrated major 
scholarly achievements along with 
equally outstanding accomplishments 
as educators. DSTs receive a $5,000 
award to support instructional and 
scholarly activities and present a lec- 
ture on a topic within their scholarly 
interest. 

Nominations may be made by any 
full-time permanent faculty member 
and should state the nominee's qualifi- 
cations for the award. In particular, the 
nomination letter should convey spe- 
cial qualities as an educator and 



researcher, Indications of influential 
achievements, notable awards and 
other forms of recognition. 

The deadline for nominations is 
October 4. Nomination letters should 
be submitted to Rhonda Malone, assis- 
tant to the associate provost for faculty 
affairs, 1119 Main Admin. Bldg. 

For additional information, contact 
Malone at 405-2509 or e-mail to 
rmalone@deans.umd.edu. 



Honor Council Seeks 

Faculty 

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Essential to the fundamental pur- 
pose of the University is the commit- 
ment to the principles of truth and 
academic honesty," according to the 
Code of Academic Integrity. 
The university's Student Honor 
Council is seeking faculty members 
to serve on Honor Boards convened 
to resolve allegations of academic dis- 
honesty. A board consists of a student 
presiding officer who guides the 
process, three students, and two facul- 
ty members. Board members are 
expected to consider the evidence 
and testimony presented, determine if 
the student committed the alleged act 
of academic dishonesty, and impose 
an appropriate penalty, if necessary. 
Honor boards conduct hearings 
Monday through Thursday after 4 
p.m., and faculty are encouraged to 
volunteer for one or more hearings. 
For more information or to volun- 
teer contact Leah Howell, assistant 
director for academic integrity, at 3 1 4- 
8206. 

Lynton Award for Faculty 
Professional Service 

The New England Resource Center 
for Higher Education seeks nomina- 
tions for the annual Ernest A. Lynton 
Award for Faculty Professional Service 
and Academic Outreach. This national 
award recognizes a faculty member 
who connects his or her expertise and 
scholarship to community outreach. 

The award will be presented at the 
American Association for Higher 
Education's ninth Annual Forum on 
Faculty Roles and Rewards Feb. 1- 
4,2000 in Tampa, Fla. 

The Nomination deadline is Oct. 30 
and self-nominations are accepted. 
Contact Marie Troppe, coordinator of 
service-learning, at mtroppe@accmail. 
umd.edu or 4-5387 for more informa- 
tion.