View Bill 19-20-03

Senate Bill 19-20-03

Bill ID: 19-20-03
Name: Review of the Interim University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy
Proposed: 08/01/2019
Sponsor: President's Office
Proposal: Senate Bill 396 - Higher Education - Legal Representation Fund for Title IX Proceedings provides state funding to the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) to establish and administer a fund that provides support for reasonable costs and attorney’s fees for students for Title IX proceedings. As a result of the new law, the University System of Maryland (USM) revised its Policy on Sexual Misconduct (VI-1.60) and asked all USM institutions to align their policies accordingly. President Loh approved interim changes to the University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures on June 24, 2019, pending University Senate review.
Active?Yes
Policy: https://president.umd.edu/administration/policies/section-vi-general-administration/vi-160a-0
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Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 12/12/2019

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 12/12/2019
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 11/27/2019
Decision Date: 12/04/2019
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 11/13/2019
Decision Date: 11/20/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the agenda of the December 4, 2019 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee
Received: 08/28/2019
Decision Date: 11/06/2019
Decision Due By: 11/12/2019
Decision: The EDI Committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: The committee began its work on the charge at its September 9 meeting. The committee reviewed the interim University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures, the USM Policy on Sexual Misconduct, Senate Bill 396 – Higher Education – Legal Representation Fund for Title IX Proceedings, and Senate Bill 607 – Higher Education – Sexual Assault Policy – Disciplinary Proceedings Provisions.

Throughout its review, the EDI Committee worked in close consultation with the Student Conduct, Staff Senate Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee Affairs, and Faculty Affairs Committees; the committees worked collaboratively to ensure that any revisions to the Policy were aligned with the corresponding information in the Procedures.

Members developed revisions and an administrative recommendation that were voted on at the November 6, 2019 meeting.

Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/21/2019
Decision Date: 08/28/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the EDI Committee with review of the interim policy.
Next Step: EDI Committee Review
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