View Bill 12-13-54

Senate Bill 12-13-54

Bill ID: 12-13-54
Name: Review of Civility in the UMD Workplace Environment
Proposed: 04/19/2013
Sponsor: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Proposal: During the 2012-2013 academic year, the Senate Executive Committee (SEC) received input from a faculty member who suggested that the University should do more to encourage respect for others in the workplace and classroom environment.
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Status: Completed
Completed On: 12/11/2014


Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 12/04/2014
Decision Date: 12/11/2014
Decision Due By: 12/11/2014
Decision: The Senate accepted the report as an informational item.
Actions: The Senate heard the administrative recommendations of the EDI Committee as an informational item.
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Reviewed By: Vice President for Administration & Finance (VPAF)
Received: 11/19/2014
Actions: The Vice President for Administration & Finance received the letter from the Senate Executive Committee (SEC) regarding the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee's report on civility in the UMD workplace environment.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 11/10/2014
Decision Date: 11/17/2014
Decision: To place the report on the agenda of the December 11, 2014 Senate meeting as an informational item.
Actions: The SEC reviewed the EDI Committee's report at its meeting on November 17, 2014. It voted in favor of sending the report to the December 11, 2014 Senate meeting as an informational item. The SEC will also send a memorandum regarding the EDI Committee's recommendations to the Vice President for Administration & Finance.
Next Step: VPAF & Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee
Received: 05/06/2013
Decision Date: 11/06/2014
Decision Due By: 11/07/2014
Decision: To put forward a report and with recommendations to the SEC for Senate consideration.
Actions: The EDI Committee began working on this charge in November 2013. Following advice from the Chair of the Senate and the Director of the Senate, the committee focused its work on issues of respect for others, rather than on "grievances," as was written in the charge.

The EDI Committee met with several members of the Conflict Resolvers Network (CRN) on March 10, 2014.

Due to the complex nature of this review, the EDI Committee found that it would not be able to meet its original deadline of March 14, 2014. In March 2014, the EDI Committee submitted a request for a deadline extension to the SEC. The SEC granted an extension until November 7, 2014. The incoming EDI Committee continued to work on this charge throughout the fall 2014 semester.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/12/2013
Decision Date: 04/19/2013
Decision: To charge the EDI Committee with this review.
Actions: The SEC decided to request that the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee conduct a broad review of how issues or concerns related to civility in the workplace environment are handled at the University for all employees.
Next Step: EDI Committee Review