Plan of Organization Review Committee (PORC)

Plan of Organization Review Committee

Contact: Reka Montfort (
Materials (for committee members only)

The Plan of Organization Review Committee (PORC) was charged in October 2013 with conducting a thorough review of the University's Plan of Organization and making recommendations on proposed revisions. The Plan of Organization Review Committee was elected by the University Senate, and its membership included one representative faculty member from each College, School, and the Library, as well as at least two University-wide administrators, two undergraduate students, two graduate students, and two staff members.

The PORC submitted its recommendations to the Senate on February 11, 2015. The Senate voted to approve the proposed revisions to the Plan by a majority vote. The Proposed revisions were then submitted for an institution-wide referrendum, as is required for any revisions to the Plan. The Plan was approved with at least a majority of the votes cast within two of the three major constituencies, and the results were certified on March 2, 2015. The President approved the revised Plan on March 9, 2015. 

More information about the review process can be found in Senate Document #14-15-19. Information on subsequent related revisions to the Senate Bylaws can be found in Senate Document #14-15-20.

Committee Members

Breslow, MarvinEx-Officio-Senate
Cobb, RobertUndergraduate StudentLTSCrcobb@umd.edu2014
Essel, KristenUndergraduate StudentBSOSkessel1@umd.edu2014
Friedman, LeeFacultyCMNSlaf2h@umd.edu2014
Haider, MuhiuddinFacultySPHLmhaider@umd.edu2014
Holum, KennethEx-Officio-Senate
Jacobson, JessExempt StaffSVPAAPjess2008@umd.edu2014
Kashani Pour, AmirGraduate StudentENGRakashani@umd.edu2014
Kaufman, OmerUndergraduate StudentBSOSokaufman@umd.edu2014
Kerstein, SamuelFacultyARHUkerstein@umd.edu2014
Kery-Grant, ElsaNon-Exempt StaffVPAFekerygra@umd.edu2014
Kofinas, PeterFacultyENGRkofinas@umd.edu2014
McFarland, MargaretFacultyARCHmmcf@umd.edu2014
Montfort, RekaEx-Officio-Senate
Morici, PeterFacultyBMGTpmorici@umd.edu2014
Oates, SarahFacultyJOURsoates@umd.edu2014
Ohler, LilaFacultyLIBRlohler@umd.edu2014
Prestegaard, KarenFacultyCMNSkpresto@umd.edu2014
Sahyoun, NadineFacultyAGNRnsahyoun@umd.edu2014
Shenassa, EdmondFacultySPHLshenassa@umd.edu2014
Smith, PaulFacultyCMNSpjs@umd.edu2014
St Jean, BethFacultyINFObstjean@umd.edu2014
Steinbruner, JohnFacultyPUAFjsteinbr@umd.edu2014
Stromquist, NellyFacultyEDUCstromqui@umd.edu2014
Wellford, CharlesFacultyBSOSwellford@umd.edu2014