View Bill 12-13-37

Senate Bill 12-13-37

Bill ID: 12-13-37
Name: Revisions to the College of Information Studies (INFO) Plan of Organization
Proposed: 12/18/2012
Sponsor: College of Information Studies (INFO)
Proposal: Article 11 of the University's Plan of Organization stipulates that the Plan of Organization of each College/School and the Library, and any revisions thereto, shall be filed with the Senate for approval or disapproval. The College of Information Studies (INFO) is submitting its revised Plan of Organization for Senate review.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 10/09/2020


Presidential Approval: 10/09/2020
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 09/30/2020
Decision Date: 10/07/2020
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the revised Plan of Organization.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/18/2020
Decision Date: 09/25/2020
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the October 7, 2020 Senate agenda for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee and Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 01/22/2013
Decision Date: 09/18/2020
Actions: ERG Committee:

The ERG Committee briefly discussed the Plan of Organization at its meetings on January 28th and February 21st, 2013. It assessed the Plan in-depth at its meetings in March 2013. It decided to integrate its comments into the Plan and Best Practices Checklist so that it can be sent back to INFO for revision. The committee's comments were sent back to INFO on May 15, 2013.

INFO returned a revised Plan of Organization in December 2014. The ERG Committee reviewed the revised Plan in spring 2015 and sent comments back to INFO in early April 2015. On April 24, 2015, the ERG Committee met with representatives of INFO to discuss the revisions. INFO agreed to additional changes to resolve the ERG Committee's concerns, and agreed to submit a final revised Plan in fall 2015 after approval by the INFO Assembly. In fall 2015, INFO indicated that there had been significant changes in the College and that their College Advisory Committee would be revising the Plan to reflect those changes. INFO indicated their timeline for returning revisions was late summer/early fall 2016.

In September 2017, the ERG Committee’s chair and coordinator met with the dean and the senior associate dean of INFO to align expectations and establish a timeline for completing revisions. The following month, the chair and coordinator also met with an INFO faculty member responsible for revising the draft. In March 2018, the ERG Committee received a new draft Plan. The ERG Committee returned its feedback in May 2018.

INFO submitted a revised draft in October 2018. The ERG Committee formed a subcommittee to review the draft, which returned feedback to INFO. On March 31, 2020, the ERG Committee voted to approve the revised Plan contingent on the addition of clarifying language, approval by the INFO College Assembly, and approval of the post-tenure review policy by the Faculty Affairs Committee. The INFO College Assembly approved the revised Plan on May 1, 2020.

Faculty Affairs Committee:

The Faculty Affairs Committee received the appointment, evaluation, and tenure (APT) section for the Plan of Organization in January 2013. The section was assigned to a subcommittee, which presented its recommendations to the committee on February 28, 2013. The committee voted to send suggestions back to INFO for revision. The committee's comments were sent back to INFO on May 15, 2013. INFO submitted a revised appointment, evaluation, and promotion (AEP) section in May 2019. In Spring 2019, Faculty Affairs reviewed the APT and AEP policies again and provided feedback. The Committee reviewed the policies and worked with INFO to make minor adjustments. The APT and AEP policies were approved by the Faculty Affairs Committee in an email vote concluding on March 24, 2020.

In February 2020, the Faculty Affairs Committee reviewed provisions for post-tenure review and provided INFO feedback on missing information. INFO submitted a revised post-tenure review policy to the committee in March 2020. The Faculty Affairs Committee reviewed the revisions to the INFO post-tenure review policy and voted to approve the policy on September 18, 2020.
Next Step: SEC Review