View Bill 17-18-03

Senate Bill 17-18-03

Bill ID: 17-18-03
Name: Inclusion and Respect at the University of Maryland
Proposed: 08/16/2017
Sponsor: Joint President/Senate Inclusion & Respect Task Force
Proposal: The Inclusion & Respect Task Force Force was created jointly by the President and the Senate to considering how best to nurture a climate that is more respectful and inclusive of all members of our campus community, stands against hate, and reaffirms the values that define us a University. It is expected that the task force will report its findings by April 2018.


Status: Under Review
Under Review By: Inclusion & Respect Task Force
Received: 08/25/2017
Decision Due By: 03/30/2018
Actions: On August 30, 2017, the task force discussed the elements of the charge and ways to engage the broader campus community including an open forum and discussion at an upcoming Senate meeting. The task force also identified specific topic areas for working groups.

The task force has formed 5 working groups to facilitate its work: Free Speech/Hate Speech; Policies & Procedures; Prevention & Education; Climate; and Hate/Bias Response.

The task force held a campus-wide open forum on September 20, 2017 12pm-2pm in the Colony Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union to gather input, suggestions, and concerns related to its charge.

The task force held a second campus-wide open forum on September 28, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Nyumburu Cultural Center.

The task force met on October 2, 2017 to follow up on working group progress thus far and consider additional targeted outreach opportunities.

The task force met with the Graduate Student Government (GSG) on October 6, 2017, the Residence Hall Association (RHA) on October 10, 2017, and the Student Government Association (SGA) on October 11, 2017.

The task force held a meeting on October 17, 2017 and discussed issues related to feedback from the open forums, University core values & principles, and how the tasks of each working group intersect. Opportunity for public comment was given in the final 15 minutes of the agenda, but no comments were received.
Next Step: SEC Review
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