View Bill 16-17-07

Senate Bill 16-17-07

Bill ID: 16-17-07
Name: Underrepresented and Diverse Faculty Hiring Initiatives
Proposed: 06/01/2016
Sponsor: University Senate and Provost Rankin
Proposal: Provost Rankin and the University Senate developed a Joint Provost/Senate Underrepresented and Diverse Faculty Hiring Task Force to develop a plan for senior hires of underrepresented and diverse faculty and the President's Postdoctoral Fellowship Program.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 10/07/2016


Presidential Approval: 10/07/2016
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 09/29/2016
Decision Date: 10/06/2016
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the report.
Actions: The Senate reviewed the report at its 10/6/16 meeting. After discussion, the Senate voted on the postdoctoral initiative and the senior faculty initiative separately. The Senate voted in favor of both sections and the report was approved.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/22/2016
Decision Date: 09/27/2016
Decision: The SEC voted plave the item on the October 6, 2016 Senate meeting agenda for consideration.
Actions: The SEC met on September 27, 2016 and discussed the recommendations of the task force. Following discussion, the SEC voted to forward the recommendations to the Senate for review.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Joint Provost/Senate Underrepresented and Diverse Faculty Hiring Task Force
Received: 06/22/2016
Decision Date: 09/22/2016
Decision Due By: 09/09/2016
Decision: The task force voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: The Task Force met throughout the summer of 2016 and concluded its review in September 2016. Members of the Task Force reviewed institutional demographics, current models for hiring tenured/tenure-?-track faculty from underrepresented groups, and existing postdoctoral fellowship program information. In addition, the Task Force considered best practices for hiring faculty both internally at Maryland and at other institutions. Throughout its review, the Task Force consulted with representatives from the Office of Faculty Affairs, the Office of the General Counsel, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. The Task Force approved its final recommendations on September 22, 2016.
Next Step: SEC Review
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