View Bill 19-20-04

Senate Bill 19-20-04

Bill ID: 19-20-04
Name: Review of the Interim Sexual Misconduct Student Procedures
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.
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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: Student Conduct Committee
Received: 08/28/2019
Decision Date: 11/08/2019
Decision: The Student Conduct Committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: The Student Conduct Committee (SCC) began its review at its meeting on September 10, 2019. It reviewed the interim University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures, the USM
Policy on Sexual Misconduct, and the relevant state laws. The SCC consulted with representatives from the Office of Student Conduct, Office of Rights & Responsibilities, Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) and the Office of General Counsel (OGC) throughout its review. The SCC also worked in close consultation with the EDI, Staff Affairs, and Faculty Affairs Committees, which were tasked with reviewing the Policy and the Staff and Faculty Procedures, respectively. The Student Conduct Committee voted to approve the revised Student Sexual Misconduct Complaint Procedures and an administrative recommendation at its meeting on November 8, 2019.
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 Student Conduct Committee with review of the interim procedures.
Next Step: Student Conduct Committee Review
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