View Bill 13-14-37

Senate Bill 13-14-37

Bill ID: 13-14-37
Name: Revisions to the School of Public Health (SPHL) Plan of Organization
Proposed: 09/02/2013
Sponsor: School of Public Health (SPHL)
Proposal: Article 11 of the University's Plan of Organization stipulates that the Plan of Organization of each College/School and the Library, and any revisions thereto, shall be filed with the Senate for approval or disapproval. The School of Public Health (SPHL) is submitting revisions to its Plan of Organization for Senate review.


Status: Under Review
Under Review By: Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee and Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 08/30/2013
Actions: ERG Committee:

The ERG Committee discussed the revisions to the Plan in September 2013 and created a special subcommittee to review the Plan changes. The subcommittee reviewed the Plan, and made comments. The full committee reviewed the subcommittee's work in February 2014, compiled its final comments, and sent its suggestions to SPHL, together with the comments of the Faculty Affairs Committee.

In February 2018, SPHL submitted a revised version of its Plan to the ERG Committee. In its review, the committee identified several concerns, including: an ambiguous/inconsistent definition of "faculty"; the lack of a single body that serves as the “Faculty Advisory Council” mandated of all Plans; and missing detail regarding quorum, meeting frequency, and voting procedures. The committee returned its feedback in April 2018.

In summer 2019, the Senate Office worked with the SPHL to further revise its draft. The SPHL submitted a new revision in January 2020. The ERG Committee discussed the draft at its meeting on January 28, and returned feedback to SPHL on January 30, 2020.

In October 2021, SPHL notified the Senate that they had made changes to their Plan or Organization based on the most recent feedback from the ERG Committee. The Committee created a subcommittee to review the Plan changes. The subcommittee reviewed the Plan and will be holding a meeting with SPHL to further revise its draft.

Faculty Affairs Committee:

The committee began its review of the SPHL APT section in October 2013. The plan was sent to a subcommittee in the FAC, and subsequently was reviewed by the chair of the committee. The committee identified areas where the section should be revised to include more information related to quorum, confidentiality, and other procedural issues, as well as voting rights at different levels of review and whether proxy voting is permissible. The committee sent its comments to SPHL, together with the comments of the ERG Committee, in February 2014.

The FAC sent feedback to SPHL on the APT section of the January 2020 draft in February 2020.
Next Step: SEC Review