UMCP-UMB Merger Study

USM Board of Regents Study Questions

Academic

  • Impact of merger on ability of UMB and UMCP to encourage and facilitate cross disciplinary collaboration and research
  • Impact of merger on ability of UMB and UMCP to compete for and secure extramural resources
  • Impact of merger on ability of UMB and UMCP to enhance academic offerings and student learning opportunities and provide greater access to underserved populations and areas of the state
  • Impact of merger on competitiveness of UMCP and UMB or their programs on key measures of quality, research, and scholarly activity relative to peer institutions
  • Impact of differences in the academic culture and administrative systems of the two campuses, as well as the physical distance separating them, on the ability of UMB and UMCP to successfully merge

Finance

  • Projected merger costs, both immediate and long-term, for the institutions, USM as a whole, and the state
  • Projected savings or offsetting financial benefits from a merger, both immediate and long-term, for the institutions, USM as a whole, and the state
  • Additional state, federal or board policies and requirements that would impact a merged UMB and UMCP

Commercialization

  • Impact of a merger on ability of UMB and UMCP to exploit tech transfer and commercialization opportunities in Maryland

Community

  • Impact of merger on the economies and quality of life in the surrounding communities and their attractiveness to and reputation among businesses, donors, alumni, and funding agencies