Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee

Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee

Chair: Gene Ferrick (gene@umd.edu)
Coordinator: Danielle Bretz (dbretz@umd.edu)
Materials (for committee members only)

The Elections, Representation & Governance (ERG) Committee is responsible for preserving the principles of shared governance for the Senate and the University as a whole. The committee reviews the plans of organization for the colleges, schools, and other units on campus, as well as makes any appropriate recommendations for improvement of the overall operation of the Senate. Additionally, it is the ERG Committee's responsibility to review the apportionments for the various constituencies of the Senate to help ensure a proper balance of representation. All changes to the Senate Bylaws and Plan of Organization must go through the ERG Committee.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; six faculty members; one exempt staff member; one non-exempt staff member; two undergraduate and two graduate students; and representatives of the Director of Human Resources and the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm Zoom Agenda
Thursday, October 6, 2022-canceled 1:00pm - 2:30pm Zoom Agenda
Thursday, November 3, 2022-canceled 1:00pm - 2:30pm Zoom Agenda
Thursday, December 8, 2022-canceled 1:00pm - 2:30pm Zoom Agenda
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Friday, February 3, 2023 2:00pm - 3:30pm Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 12:00pm-1:30pm Zoom Agenda
Thursday, March 3, 2023 9:00am-10:30am Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, May 4, 2023 9:30am-11:00am Zoom Agenda

*Please contact the committee coordinator if you would like the link to attend the meeting.

Committee Work
Doc No
NameCurrent StatusUnder Review By
22-23-22Proposal to Amend Bylaws of the University Senate: inclusion of the process for Intellectual Property Committee membership Under ReviewElections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
19-20-24Revisions to the School of Public Policy (PLCY) Plan of OrganizationUnder ReviewElections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
19-20-15Campus Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) Senate RepresentationUnder ReviewElections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
13-14-37Revisions to the School of Public Health (SPHL) Plan of OrganizationUnder ReviewElections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Alemseged, SaraUndergraduate StudentSPHLsalemseg@umd.edu2023
Appel, MichelleEx-Officio - Associate VP IRPA RepSVPAAPmappel@umd.edu2023
Ayansola, HammedGraduate StudentAGNRayansola@umd.edu2023
Coulbourne, MarkFacultyLIBRkcoulbou@umd.edu2024
Ferrick, GeneChairCMNSgene@umd.edu2023
Klank, RichardFacultyARHUrklank@umd.edu2023
McDonald, KarenEx-Officio - Director of Human Resources RepVPAkmcdonal@umd.edu2023
Miller, ErinFacultyBSOSeemiller@umd.edu2024
Mukund, RishabhGraduate StudentENGRrmukund@umd.edu2023
Salerno, MatthewUndergraduate StudentARHUmsalerno@umd.edu2023
Shofner, MarciaFacultyCMNSmshofner@umd.edu2023
Steele, DavidFacultyENGRdsteele1@umd.edu2023
Thompson, HilaryFacultyLIBRhthomps1@umd.edu2024
Tobiason, AaronExempt StaffBSOStobiason@umd.edu2023
Werre, MichaelNon-Exempt StaffVPSAmwerre@umd.edu2024