View Bill 19-20-16

Senate Bill 19-20-16

Bill ID: 19-20-16
Name: Revision to the Senate Bylaws on Representation for the Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Proposed: 09/16/2019
Sponsor: Senate Office
Proposal: In spring 2019, the University appointed its first Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. The Senate Bylaws currently provide representation on the Campus Affairs and Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committees for the Chief Diversity Officer, a title which is now out of date. The Senate needs to revise its Bylaws to update titles as appropriate and consider whether representation should be extended to the Vice President or their designee.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 02/07/2020


Presidential Approval: 02/07/2020
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 01/29/2020
Decision Date: 02/05/2020
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 01/21/2020
Decision Date: 01/27/2020
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the Senate agenda for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
Received: 09/20/2019
Decision Date: 12/20/2019
Decision Due By: 11/12/2019
Actions: The committee considered feedback from the Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion (VPDI) and reviewed previous committee work on committee memberships at its October 25 meeting. The committee voted to approve proposed revisions to the Senate Bylaws addressing the membership of the Campus Affairs Committee and the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion Committee.

In response to a request from the VPDI, the committee's charge was subsequently updated to include consideration of membership on the ERG Committee and the Programs, Curricula, & Courses Committee. The committee met with Georgina Dodge (Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion) at its meeting on December 6. The committee agreed on its final recommendations by an email vote concluding on December 20, 2019.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/16/2019
Decision Date: 09/20/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the ERG Committee with review of the item.
Next Step: ERG Committee Review
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