View Bill 18-19-06

Senate Bill 18-19-06

Bill ID: 18-19-06
Name: Review of the University of Maryland, College Park Policy on Inclusive Language
Proposed: 09/14/2018
Sponsor: Senate Office
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.


Status: Under Review
Under Review By: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee
Received: 09/21/2018
Actions: The EDI Committee revised the Policy on Inclusive Language and created a series of accompanying recommendations. The committee shared the proposed policy and recommendations with a range of stakeholders, including the Office of Faculty Affairs, and the Student Organization Resource Center. The policy and recommendations were also reviewed by the Office of General Counsel, which had no concerns.

Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/14/2018
Decision Date: 09/21/2018
Decision: The SEC voted to charge EDI with a review of the policy.
Next Step: EDI Committee Review