View Bill 16-17-14

Senate Bill 16-17-14

Bill ID: 16-17-14
Name: Revisions to the A. James Clark School of Engineering Plan of Organization
Proposed: 09/26/2016
Sponsor: A. James Clark School of Engineering
Proposal: Section 11.1.c of the University's Plan of Organization stipulates that each College, or each School, and of the Library, and any revisions thereto, shall be filed with the Senate for approval or disapproval. The A. James Clark School of Engineering 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: 09/26/2016
Actions: ERG Committee:

In September 2016, the A. James Clark School of Engineering (ENGR) notified the Senate that it had made amendments to its Plan of Organization and the Bylaws of its Engineering Senate. It asked that the Senate review and approve its revised Plan. The APT section of the Bylaws were sent to the Faculty Affairs Committee on November 16, 2016.

A subcommittee was formed in October 2016 to review the latest draft. The subcommittee members were: Qingbin Cui (Faculty), Andrew Horbal (Faculty), and Ellin Scholnick (Faculty). The subcommittee presented its findings to the full committee at its December 7, 2016, meeting. After the full committee examined the Plan and Bylaws, the committee's feedback was returned to ENGR on December 16, 2016.

Over the course of several meetings in the spring semester, 2017, the committee met with a representative from ENGR to work on revisions to the Plan and Bylaws. The ERG Committee voted to approve the revised Plan at its meeting on April 26, 2017.

The School solicited comment on the revised Plan over the summer and fall of 2017, and considered several substantive revisions to the membership of its Assembly and method of approving Plan revisions. After consultation with the committee, ENGR decided against any significant changes, and instead proposed several additional amendments to clarify the school’s administrative structure and mechanism for apportioning University Senators. The ERG Committee reviewed these changes and voted to approve the revised Plan by an email vote concluding on June 6, 2018.

Over the summer, the School identified additional, minor revisions. The ERG Committee approved them by an email vote concluding September 14, 2018.

Faculty Affairs Committee:
The Faculty Affairs Committee approved ENGR's appointment, evaluation, and promotion policy in May 2016; it approved ENGR's APT policy and related sections of the Plan by in May 2017.

Once the ENGR Assembly approves the new Plan, it will be sent to the SEC and Senate for review.
Next Step: SEC Review