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Guided by UMB’s core values, the Office of Accountability and Compliance is committed to fostering a transparent culture within which members of the University community are encouraged and feel supported in taking responsibility for seeking guidance and assistance in addressing accountability and compliance concerns.
The Office Provides Compliance Education and Investigative Services
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In June 2012, UMB President Jay A. Perman, MD, created the Office of Accountability and charged it with building a Universitywide collaborative accountability framework that promotes and fosters a pervasive culture of accountability and transparency. Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA, was appointed as the University’s first Chief Accountability Officer.
The University community embraces and perceives accountability and compliance as an essential management activity that leads to organizational improvement.
Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA
Chief Accountability Officer
Vice President, Operations and Planning
In June 2012, Dr. Ward was named the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s first chief accountability officer. Ward also is the University’s accreditation liaison officer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Ward joined the University in March 2009 as associate vice president for academic affairs. In that role, he supported the former vice president for academic affairs in her role as chief academic affairs officer. Before joining UMB, Ward served as assistant vice president for student affairs at the New School in New York City and held senior administrative positions in the City University of New York system.
Ward holds an associate’s degree in data processing/computer programming from Kingsborough Community College, a bachelor’s degree in government and a master’s in public administration, both from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He also holds a doctor of law degree from New York Law School and a doctor of education degree in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Middle States Self-Study
Every 10 years, UMB undergoes a reaffirmation of its accreditation with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The process is an opportunity to strengthen the University through a comprehensive evaluation.
Other Professional Accreditations
UMB has a very active cycle and culture of accreditation. Each professional school is accredited by a specialty accrediting body. In some schools, accreditation also happens at the program level.
The AVP of Student Financial Assistance and Education is responsible for ensuring institutional compliance with Title IV regulations. This section provides students with information and transparency regarding UMB's efforts in financial aid, Title IX compliance, Higher Education Reauthorization Act compliance, Student Health and Safety, Student Outcomes, and Student Complaints and Grievances.
November 4th-9th, 2019
This is a time for organizations of all types and sizes to spotlight the efforts and actions that create and reinforce a culture of compliance.
March 14th, 2019
Read UMB President's Mar. 2019 Letter to the Community announcing the assembly of Task Force.
March 7th, 2019
NIH Notice: NOT-OD-19-029 - Harassment and Discrimination Protections in NIH Training Applications.
March 6th, 2019
Information and Contacts for reporting misconduct related to Discrimination or Bias.
January 24, 2019
Read Chief Accountability Officer, Dr. Roger Ward's Jan. 2019 Letter to the Community.
January 17th, 2019
Read the story or Watch a recording of the session.