Issue Briefs
 
 

Issue Briefs

Issue briefs are developed by University Communications to provide messaging and communications guidance on a specific topic or issue that impacts the entire campus. They include background information, media spokespeople, key messages and media statements.

Issue Brief 1: U.S. News & World Report Rankings Announcement (Sept. 10, 2013)
The purpose of this issue brief is to provide messaging guidance for responding to questions and concerns regarding UMD's recent movement in the U.S. News & World Report rankings, released today.

Issue Brief 2: Fisher vs. Texas Supreme Court Ruling (June 8, 2013)
The purpose of this issue brief is to establish consistent messaging and response to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Fisher vs. Texas.

Issue Brief 3: Maryland to Move to the Big Ten Conference (Nov. 19, 2012)
The purpose of this issue brief is to emphasize the enormous benefits of joining the Big Ten Conference, establish consistent messaging for this move and help respond to questions and concerns from our students, faculty, staff, alumni and fans.