View Bill 15-16-29

Senate Bill 15-16-29

Bill ID: 15-16-29
Name: Review of the University of Maryland Disability & Accessibility Policy and Procedures
Proposed: 03/17/2016
Sponsor: President's Office
Proposal: The Interim University of Maryland Disability & Accessibility Policy & Procedures were approved by President Loh on October 1, 2015 to replace the existing University of Maryland Code on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. The policy was subsequently amended on March 21, 2016. This new policy align with federal laws/regulations and the University's administrative structure. The interim policy was forwarded to the University Senate for review and consideration.


Status: Completed
Completed On: 05/06/2016


Presidential Approval: 05/06/2016
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/21/2016
Decision Date: 04/28/2016
Decision: The Senate approved the policy as amended.
Actions: The Senate reviewed the recommendations at its April 28, 2016, meeting and added language to clarify the services available for graduate assistants.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/12/2016
Decision Date: 04/19/2016
Decision: The SEC voted to forward the proposal to the Senate for review.
Actions: The SEC reviewed the EDI Committee's recommendations at its April 19th meeting and voted in favor of sending the report to the Senate for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee
Received: 03/21/2016
Decision Date: 03/29/2016
Decision: The EDI Committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for review.
Actions: The EDI Committee discussed the disability policy and procedures during the Spring 2016 semester. An amended policy was adopted by the University on March 21, 2016. EDI developed a number of minor modifications and technical changes to the interim policy, and made changes to use inclusive language throughout the policy when referring to individuals. On April 4, 2016, the EDI Committee voted in favor of forwarding its recommended revised version of the policy, along with three
administrative recommendations.
Next Step: SEC Review