View Bill 12-13-24

Senate Bill 12-13-24

Bill ID: 12-13-24
Name: Review of the University of Maryland Guidelines for Appointment Promotion and Tenure
Proposed: 10/10/2012
Sponsor: Joint Provost/Senate APT Guidelines Task Force
Proposal: Following a review of a proposal entitled, " Reform of the University APT Committee Procedures (11-12-03)", the Faculty Affairs Committee recommended that a joint task force be formed between the Office of the Provost and the University Senate. This joint task force would conduct a broad review of the University of Maryland Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion, and Tenure. This task force should be composed of tenured/tenure-track
faculty who reflect the variety of levels, disciplines, and roles on our campus. It should be charged with reviewing the University's existing procedures, as well as those of our peers, and advising on whether changes should be made.
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Policy: http://www.faculty.umd.edu/policies/1112APT.pdf

Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 06/08/2015

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 11/04/2014
Chancellor's Approval: 06/08/2015
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 08/29/2014
Decision Date: 09/17/2014
Decision Due By: 09/17/2014
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the report.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/21/2014
Decision Date: 08/28/2014
Decision Due By: 08/28/2014
Decision: The SEC voted to send the report to the September 17, 2014 Senate meeting for review
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Joint Provost/Senate APT Guidelines Task Force
Received: 04/17/2014
Decision Due By: 08/21/2014
Decision: The task force approved its revised final recommendations on August 20, 2014.
Actions: 4/22/14: The task force met with Provost Rankin regarding the recommendations.
4/28/14: Members of the task force met with the Deans.
5/16/14: Members of the task force attended the Academic Leadership Forum to discuss the recommendations.
The Deans were given until June 15, 2014 to compile and provide additional feedback to the task force.
6/30/14: The task force met to review feedback from the colleges.
8/1/14: The task force met to review additional revisions to the guidelines and policy.
8/20/14: The task force unanimously approved the revised report.
Next Step: Senate Executive Committee Review


Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/10/2014
Decision Due By: 04/17/2014
Decision: The Senate voted to return the report to the APT Guidelines Task Force for further review.
Next Step: APT Guidelines Task Force


Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 03/27/2014
Decision Date: 04/03/2014
Decision: The SEC voted to send the APT Task Force's report to the April 17, 2014 Senate meeting for review.
Next Step: Senate Review


Reviewed By: Joint Provost/Senate APT Guidelines Task Force
Received: 10/31/2013
Decision Due By: 03/05/2014
Actions: 12/10/13: Chair Hatfield was scheduled to present an update to the Senate at the December 10, 2013 meeting. However, the meeting was canceled due to weather that closed the University. The presentation was postponed to the February 5, 2014 Senate Meeting. The deadline for the task force's report was also postponed to March 5, 2014.

January 2014: A working group of the task force revised the APT Policy & Procedures document to reflect the proposed recommendations of the various subcommittees.

February 5, 2014: Chair Hatfield will present the guiding principles and major actions that the task force is considering.
Next Step: SEC Review


Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 10/23/2013
Decision Date: 10/30/2013
Decision: To grant the extension. The Task Force's new deadline is February 14, 2014
Next Step: APT Task Force Review
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Reviewed By: Joint Provost/Senate APT Guidelines Task Force
Received: 02/01/2013
Decision Due By: 12/15/2013
Decision: To submit an extension request to the Senate Executive Committee (SEC).
Actions: -The task force agreed to focus on major areas of the charge and formed subgroups to address each of these elements.
-The task force reviewed peer institution data related to the various areas under consideration.
-The task force solicited feedback regarding its charge from the University Senate at its meeting on April 2013.
-The task force solicited feedback from all tenured/tenure-track faculty.
-The task force met with several key administrators including Patrick O'Shea-Vice President for Research, Kumea Shorter-Gooden-Chief Diversity Officer & Assistant Vice President, and Juan Uriagereka-Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs.
-The subgroups will report to the entire task force during the Fall 2013 semester.
-The task force requested an extension to February 14, 2014 because of the complexity of the process.
Next Step: Senate Executive Committee Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 10/10/2012
Decision Due By: 10/17/2012
Decision: The SEC voted in favor of the charge for the APT Guidelines Task Force.
Actions: The SEC reviewed the elements of the charge.
Next Step: APT Guidelines Task Force Review