College & School Plans of Organization
The University of Maryland Plan of Organization for Shared Governance is the University's main governing document, which spells out our principles of shared governance. The Plan outlines a system of governance in which faculty, staff, students, and administrators work together on issues that affect the campus community at all levels. The Plan clearly states that such principles of shared governance should be instituted at each level of governance at the University, including by each College or School within the University. This has facilitated increased communication between the various University constituencies, and has provided an opportunity for everyone to have a voice and exercise leadership in decisions that help shape the University.
The University Plan of Organization states that each College or School, department or other academic unit, and the University Libraries (all referred to as "College" throughout these webpages) shall also have a Plan of Organization to govern its operations. These Plans must also embody the principles of shared governance and reflect University policy. The University Plan of Organization allows amendments to College Plans be made at any time, but also requires a formal review every ten years.
The current Plans of Organization for each College and School are listed below.
|Name||Last Review||Next Review||Current Status||Plan|
|College of Agriculture & Natural Resources||2009||2019||Under consideration by ERG and FAC||Plan|
|School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation||2017||2027||Current||Plan|
|College of Arts & Humanities||2017||2027||Current||Plan|
|Robert H. Smith School of Business||2016||2026||Current||Plan|
|College of Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences||2014||2024||Current||Plan|
|College of Education||2018||2028||Current||Plan|
|A. James Clark School of Engineering||2019||2029||Current||Plan|
|University of Maryland Libraries||2020||2030||Current||Plan|
|Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute||2016||2026||Current||Plan|
|Philip Merrill College of Journalism||2013||2023||Current||Plan|
|College of Information Studies||2010||2015||Under consideration by ERG and FAC||Plan|
|School of Public Health||2012||2017||Under consideration by ERG and FAC||Plan|
|School of Public Policy||2013||2023||Under consideration by ERG and FAC||Plan|
|College of Behavioral & Social Sciences||2013||2023||Current||Plan|