View Bill 18-19-06
Senate Bill 18-19-06
|Name:||Review of the University of Maryland, College Park Policy on Inclusive Language|
|Proposal:||As part of its recommendations on Providing Gender Inclusive Facilities (Senate Document #16-17-32), the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee recommended that it be charged with a comprehensive review of the University of Maryland Policy on Inclusive Language (VI-1.00[C]) in order to ensure that the policy accords with the University’s principles on diversity and inclusion, as well as existing policies and practices. The Senate approved the EDI Committee's recommendations on September 5, 2018 and the President approved the recommendations on September 14, 2018. As a result, the Senate Executive Committee (SEC) will charge the committee with a review of the policy.|
The SEC also received a related proposal on evaluating gendered language (Senate Document #18-19-07), which will be appended to the committee's charge for its appropriate consideration.
|Under Review By:||Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee|
|Decision Due By:||05/10/2019|
|Actions:||In spring 2019, the EDI Committee consulted with the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to evaluate whether the scope of the current policy aligns with the University's principles on diversity and inclusion. The committee also conducted peer research and spoke with a representative from the LGBT Equity Center. |
In March and April, the committee drafted and refined its recommendations, which it reported on at the committee's April 19, 2019, meeting. The EDI Committee shared the draft recommendations with various stakeholders and made appropriate modifications in light of the feedback. The committee voted to approve them at its meeting on May 23, 2019.
|Next Step:||SEC Review|
|Reviewed By:||Senate Executive Committee (SEC)|
|Decision:||The SEC voted to charge EDI with a review of the policy.|
|Actions:||The SEC reviewed the proposal at its meeting on September 21, 2018 and had a broader discussion on the University of Maryland, College Park Policy on Inclusive Language. The SEC determined that the EDI Committee should be charged with a review of the policy and should consider the Proposal to Evaluate Gendered Language (Senate Document #18-19-07) as part of its broader review. The proposal will be shared with the EDI Committee as part of Senate Document #18-19-06|
|Next Step:||EDI Committee Review|