View Bill 19-20-05

Senate Bill 19-20-05

Bill ID: 19-20-05
Name: Review of the Interim Sexual Misconduct Faculty 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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Status: Completed
Completed On: 12/12/2019


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: Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 08/28/2019
Decision Date: 11/13/2019
Decision: The Faculty Affairs Committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: The Faculty Affairs Committee began reviewing its charge at its meeting on September 20, 2019. The committee reviewed the interim Procedures, and reviewed the state laws, USM Policy, and interim UMD Policy for context. The committee considered feedback from the Office of General Counsel and the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct as it developed revisions to the Faculty Procedures. The committee reviewed revised Faculty Procedures and developed an administrative recommendation at its meeting on October 31, 2019. The committee voted to approve the revised Procedures through an email vote concluding on November 13, 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 Faculty Affairs Committee with review of the interim procedures.
Next Step: Faculty Affairs Committee Review
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