View Bill 20-21-26

Senate Bill 20-21-26

Bill ID: 20-21-26
Name: Review of the University of Maryland, College Park Policy Concerning the Use of Telecommunications Wiring and Facilities
Proposed: 11/11/2020
Sponsor: Derek Richardson, Chair, IT Council
Proposal: The IT council has been conducting a comprehensive review of the Division of IT's policies. As part of that process, it has identified this policy as one that is still appropriate, but in need of some updating. Some of the terms and names need to be updated. There also needs to be some clarification of applicability regarding University spaces.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 05/10/2021


Presidential Approval: 05/10/2021
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/27/2021
Decision Date: 05/04/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/20/2021
Decision Date: 04/27/2021
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the agenda of the May 4, 2021 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: IT Council
Received: 01/04/2021
Decision Date: 04/14/2021
Decision: The IT Council unanimously approved the proposed revised policy on April 14, 2021.
Actions: The IT Council formed an ad hoc committee to examine the policy and make recommendations to bring the document up to date with modern practice. The committee, which included technical representatives from DIT, completed its work remotely over several months. The committee found multiple instances in the existing policy where changes are recommended. Also, committee
members were assigned to review similar policies and procedures at Big 10 and other peer institutions. The Council also incorporated revisions to clarify that DIT has responsibility for ensuring the wireless spectrum used in campus networking, such as Wi-Fi is managed well based on longstanding campus practice that is now being codified in policy. The IT Council consulted with the Office of General Counsel on the draft policy language.
Next Step: SEC Review