On Monday, April 20, 2020, the Maryland Higher Education
Commission (MHEC) hosted a kickoff webinar for the 2021-2025 Maryland State
Plan for Higher Education. More than 140 stakeholders listened in to the
webinar, and we invite all stakeholders to participate in the development and
writing of the next iteration of the Maryland State Plan for Higher Education. A copy of the webinar slides and a recording
of the kickoff meeting can be found below.
Kickoff Meeting Slides
Kickoff Meeting Recording
Writing Group Meeting
Information will be posted here as meeting dates are confirmed.
What is the Maryland
State Plan for Higher Education?
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC), in consultation
with the governing boards and agencies concerned with postsecondary education
in Maryland, is required to develop and update every four years the State Plan
for Higher Education, that shall identify:
1. The present and
future needs for postsecondary education and research throughout the
2. The present and
future capabilities of the different institutions and segments of postsecondary
education in the State; and
3. The long-range and
short-range objectives and priorities for postsecondary education and methods
and guidelines for achieving and maintaining them.
(Education Article §11–105)
What are the “writing
Three writing workgroups have been formed, each focused on one
of the three existing goals: student access, student success, and innovation.
writing group will be tasked to answer the following questions:
1. How do we
currently address this goal?
2. What barriers
or challenges, if any, currently exist in achieving this goal?
3. What is
demonstrated and evidence-based best practices to achieve this goal?
4. What are
innovative ideas to achieve this goal?
5. For each strategy provided
for this goal in 2017-2021, identify if that strategy should remain,
be removed, or revised.
strategies, if any, should be added to this goal?
How can I participate
in a writing group?
Please complete this form (https://forms.gle/p1QoH3dDbvFBHVkF7) to join a writing group. If you registered for the kickoff webinar,
you are already on our distribution list.
I am unable to
participate in a writing group. How can
I provide feedback?
use this form (https://forms.gle/hPGySqXxM95M3xmQA) to provide public comment regarding the current 2017-2021
Maryland State Plan for Higher Education.
The form will close at 5pm on Friday, September 18, 2020.
What is the timeline to
complete the 2021-2025 Maryland State Plan for Higher Education?
20, 2020 Kickoff Webinar
14, 2020 Writing groups to submit final
recommendations to MHEC
& Fall, 2020 Internal drafting
2020/2021 Draft available for public comment
2021 Final drafting
1, 2021 Submission to
the Governor and General Assembly
about the 2021-2025 Maryland State Plan for Higher Education will be posted
here and updated regularly.
Who can I contact with
Please contact Ms. Deborah
Ing (Deborah.firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
This page was last
updated on May 29, 2020.
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