View Bill 16-17-13

Senate Bill 16-17-13

Bill ID: 16-17-13
Name: Professional Track Faculty Merit Pay Policy
Proposed: 04/12/2016
Sponsor: Senate Leadership and Office of the Provost
Proposal: The Senate Leadership and the Office of the Faculty Affairs found that a conflict exists between the University of Maryland, College Park Policy on Faculty Merit Pay Distribution and the UM Guidelines for Appointment, Evaluation, and Promotion of Professional Track Faculty related to merit pay for professional track (PTK) faculty. The University's merit pay policy does not allow or require incorporation of PTK faculty into College and departmental merit pay policies, while the UM Guidelines require that Colleges and departments have merit pay processes for PTK faculty. The guidelines were approved by the President on May 4, 2015 (see Senate Document #14-15-09 for more information), and as a result of the conflict with the merit pay policy, there is no current structure for the implementation of the stipulation in the UM Guidelines regarding merit pay. The Senate Leadership and the Office of the Provost agreed to charge the Senate Faculty Affairs Committee with considering this issue and making recommendations to resolve the inherent conflict in University policy and procedures regarding merit pay for PTK faculty.
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Policy: http://www.president.umd.edu/sites/president.umd.edu/files/documents/policies/VII-400A_0.pdf; https://www.faculty.umd.edu/policies/documents/UM_Guidelines_for_PTK_Appointments.pdf

Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 09/08/2017

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 09/08/2017
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 08/30/2017
Decision Date: 09/06/2017
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/22/2017
Decision Date: 08/29/2017
Decision: The SEC voted to place the proposal on the agenda of the September 6, 2017 Senate meeting for consideration.
Actions: The SEC reviewed the proposal at its meeting on August 29, 2017. After discussion, the SEC voted unanimously to place the proposal on the Senate agenda for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 04/07/2017
Decision Date: 06/30/2017
Decision: The Faculty Affairs Committee voted to forward its recommendations to the Senate for review.
Actions: The Faculty Affairs Committee continued to review its charge in April 2017. The committee consulted with the Senior Vice President & Provost, deans from various Colleges, and department chairs regarding its work. The committee also consulted with the Office of General Counsel before finalizing its work. The committee will submit a report to the SEC for review in August, 2017.
Next Step: SEC Review


Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 03/31/2017
Decision Date: 04/07/2017
Decision: The SEC voted to grant the extension.
Actions: The SEC reviewed the request at its April 7, 2017, meeting and voted to grant the extension.
Next Step: Faculty Affairs Committee Review
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Reviewed By: Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 09/27/2016
Decision Date: 03/31/2017
Decision Due By: 03/31/2017
Decision: The committee submitted a request for extension.
Actions: The Faculty Affairs Committee began considering the charge in fall 2016. It reviewed the existing University of Maryland, College Park Policy on Faculty Merit Pay Distribution (VII-4.00[A]) and the UM Guidelines for Appointment, Evaluation, and Promotion of Professional Track Faculty. It began surveying units on campus with existing processes for merit pay for PTK faculty to learn about best practices and discussed key principles and components of merit pay processes for PTK faculty. The committee continued discussing these issues in spring 2017, but was unable to complete its review prior to its deadline.
Next Step: SEC Review
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