Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee

Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee

Chair: Marcia Shofner (mshofner@umd.edu)
Coordinator: senate-admin@umd.edu
Materials (for committee members only)

The Elections, Representation & Governance (ERG) Committee is responsible for preserving the principals of shared governance for the Senate and the University as a whole. The committee reviews the plans of organization for the colleges, schools, and other units on campus, as well as makes any appropriate recommendations for improvement of the overall operation of the Senate. Additionally, it is the ERG Committee's responsibility to review the apportionments for the various constituencies of the Senate to help ensure a proper balance of representation. All changes to the Senate Bylaws and Plan of Organization must go through the ERG Committee.

The committee consists of an appointed presiding officer; six faculty members; one exempt staff member; one non-exempt staff member; two undergraduate and two graduate students; and representatives of the Director of Human Resources and the Associate Vice President for Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 1:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Zoom Agenda
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Friday, December 4, 2020 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
Friday, January 22, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Friday, February 12, 2021 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Monday, May 3, 2021 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Zoom Agenda

*Please contact the committee coordinator if you would like the link to attend the meeting.

Committee Work
Senate
Doc No
NameCurrent StatusUnder Review By
19-20-39Revisions to the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources (AGNR) Plan of OrganizationUnder ReviewElections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
19-20-24Revisions to the School of Public Policy (PLCY) Plan of OrganizationUnder ReviewElections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
19-20-15Campus Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC) Senate RepresentationUnder ReviewElections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
13-14-37Revisions to the School of Public Health (SPHL) Plan of OrganizationUnder ReviewElections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

NameSeatCollegeEmailTerm
Babineau, SarahEx-Officio - Director of Human Resources RepVPAsbabinea@umd.edu2021
Brewer, HollyFacultyARHUhbrewer@umd.edu2021
DePope, Leigh AnnFacultyLIBRldepope@umd.edu2021
Eldadah, SamaaUndergraduate StudentPUAFseldadah@umd.edu2021
Esquivias, AbigailGraduate StudentINELaesquivi@umd.edu2021
Gorham-Oscilowski, UrsulaFacultyINFOugorham@umd.edu2022
Koulish, RobertFacultyBSOSrkoulish@umd.edu2021
La Voy, SharonEx-Officio - Associate VP IRPA RepSVPAAPslavoy@umd.edu2021
Oates, CalvinExempt StaffPREScjoates2@umd.edu2021
Peel, AlanFacultyCMNSapeel@umd.edu2022
Salerno, MatthewUndergraduate StudentCMNSmsalerno@umd.edu2021
Scocca, JacobGraduate StudentBSOSjscocca@umd.edu2021
Shofner, MarciaChairCMNSmshofner@umd.edu2021
Sparks, NathanNon-Exempt StaffVPAnsparks1@umd.edu2022
Thompson, HilaryFacultyLIBRhthomps1@umd.edu2022