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publication of a newsletter entitled Record;
through news releases to newspapers and to radio
and television stations; and through the publica-
tion of numerous documents, including its
Admissions and Financial Aid Information manual
and Directory of Public and Private Postsecondary
Institutions. The Board also proposes a legislative
program addressing the concerns of the
postsecondary education community. In order to
benefit from the advice of students, faculty, and
other groups in the State's postsecondary educa-
tion community, the Board appoints advisory
committees composed of faculty, students, and
citizens to develop recommendations on specific
areas of concern.
Three members of the State Board for Higher
Education and the Commissioner for Higher Ed-
ucation serve on an Education Coordinating
Committee, which is charged with responsibility
for studying and. making recommendations about
matters of educational policy and administration
that concern both higher education and elementa-
ry and secondary education. Through this mecha-
nism, policies and activities at all levels of educa-
tion are coordinated. The State Board for Higher
Education and the State Department of Educa-
tion furnish staff assistance to the Education Co-
ordinating Committee.
Chairperson: Charles W. Riley, 1983
Thomas J. Baginski, 1981; Clair Loughmiller,
1981; J. Donald Mooney, 1982; W. Newton
Carey, 1982; Frederick R. Seibel III, 1982;
Warren E. Isman, 1983; Peter J. O'Connor, Jr.,
1983; Harry Deviin, 1980; Elwood Bannister,
1980; Elizabeth Scanlan, 1980
Chapter 682, Acts of 1976, established within
the State Board for Higher Education the Mary-
land Fire-Rescue Education and Training Com-
mission. The Commission reports to and is sub-
ject to the authority of the Commissioner of
Higher Education. The Commission consists of
eleven members appointed by the Governor with
the advice and consent of the Senate. Staff service
to the Commission is provided by the State
Board for Higher Education.
The Fire-Rescue Education and Training Com-
mission is responsible for developing standards
for fire-rescue education programs and procedures

for the accreditation of instructors and schools
involved in these programs. The Commission
works with schools toward the standardization of
course content and the reciprocal acceptance of
course credits. The Commission develops and
' maintains a statewide master plan for the purpose
of coordinating all emergency services training
courses and activities in Maryland. In support of
its other activities, the Commission collects and
disseminates data and reviews research relevant to
fire-rescue education. The Commission prepares
an annual report that describes its activities and
sets forth its recommendations for improvements
in emergency services education. The Commis-
sion's activities are carried out in cooperation
with the University of Maryland and other
schools engaged in training fire-rescue personnel
in the State (Code Education Article, sec.
Tom Basil, Administrator, Federal/State Programs
Maryland State Board for Higher Education
Title 1 HEA Program
16 Francis Street
Annapolis 21401 Telephone: 269-2976
The Governor designated the State Board
for Higher Education as the State Agency for
Title 1 Programs. Title 1 provides higher edu-
cation institutions in the State with opportuni-
ties for discretionary funding for the develop-
ment of innovative continuing education and
community service programs in designated pri-
ority areas. The Title 1 Advisory Committee
advises the State Board for Higher Education
on problems of concern in the community and
specific target populations. These priorities are
presented annually to the U.S. Office of Edu-
cation in the form of an Annual Amendment
to the State Plan for Continuing Education
and Community Service in line with the
provisions of Titles 12, 17, 24, and 25 of the
Education Article of the Annotated Code of
The State Agency for Title 1 conducts a pro-
posal writing workshop in September. The dead-
line for submission of draft proposals for Title 1
funding is in November of each year.

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