View Bill 19-20-08

Senate Bill 19-20-08

Bill ID: 19-20-08
Name: Review of the Status of Librarian I Faculty for Senate Representation Purposes
Proposed: 08/01/2019
Sponsor: Senate Office
Proposal: When the Plan of Organization Review Committee (PORC) was convened, it was informed that the University of Maryland Libraries considered the Librarian I title to be similar to a PTK faculty title. Recent changes within the Libraries led to changes in the use of the title; the University Policy on Appointment, Promotion, and Permanent Status of Library Faculty (II-1.00[B]) indicates that the Librarian I title is a permanent status track faculty (similar to tenure-track status) title. Since the University's Plan is in conflict with current practice and policy, the Senate should assess the appropriate status of Librarian I faculty for the purposes of Senate representation.


Status: Complete
Under Review By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/13/2019
Decision Date: 09/20/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to send the ERG Committee's findings to the Senate Office for implementation.
Next Step: Senate Office
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Reviewed By: Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
Received: 08/28/2019
Decision Due By: 09/12/2019
Actions: At its meeting on September 3, 2019, the committee reviewed policies identified in its charge, learned of prior and current uses of the Librarian I title, and consulted with the Senate's Executive Secretary and Director.

After discussion, the committee voted unanimously to recommend that for purposes of Senate representation, Librarian I faculty should be included in the Senate constituency for tenured/tenure-track and permanent status/permanent-status track faculty. It also recommended that title usage be considered when the University Plan of Organization is next reviewed.
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 ERG Committee with review of the item.
Next Step: ERG Committee Review