As each department evolves, the University Archives serve as a vital repository for information regarding changes and additions to those programs. Among the documents we house are proposals for new programs and, as shown here, the Faculty Senate records that document the approval process for those programs. We also collect new promotional materials, such as those advertising new or altered academic offerings within a department. In addition, we house bound copies of all masters theses and Ph.D. dissertations awarded at UMBC. These materials from the Department of Public Policy reflect the growth of the program from its founding in 1973 to the addition of the Maryland Institute for Policy Analysis and Research (MIPAR) in 1982 and finally to its current position as one of the largest, and most well-regarded public policy Ph.D. programs in the country. The photo displayed here is of UMBC president Freeman Hrabrowski and Governor Paris Glendening at the November 12, 2002 time capsule dedication ceremony for the new Public Policy building.
Source: UPUB P6 and UPUB M10, University Publications; University Senate records (Collection 50), University Archives; “Supplemental Security Income: A Study of Implementation,” by Renato DiPentima, PhD 1984, University Archives.