View Bill 15-16-30

Senate Bill 15-16-30

Bill ID: 15-16-30
Name: Revisions to the University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy
Proposed: 03/25/2016
Sponsor: President's Office
Proposal: In spring 2016, the University Senate Office received a copy of the University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy (VI-1.60[A]) with revisions, which were approved on an interim basis by the University President effective March 21, 2016. The revisions to the policy were developed based on input from a recent review by the State of Maryland's Attorney General's Office of all sexual misconduct policies and procedures at institutions within the University System of Maryland (USM).


Status: Completed
Completed On: 05/13/2016


Presidential Approval: 05/13/2016
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/21/2016
Decision Date: 04/28/2016
Decision: The Senate approved the policy as amended.
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.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Committee
Received: 03/25/2016
Decision Date: 04/01/2016
Decision Due By: 04/11/2016
Decision: On April 1, 2016, the EDI Committee voted in favor of forwarding its recommended revised version of the Sexual Misconduct Policy to the Senate for consideration.
Actions: The EDI Committee met with the Title IX Officer from the Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM) and a representative of the Office of General Counsel to discuss the changes to the policy. The committee found the changes to be acceptable. EDI discussed the rationale behind the changes to the policy and identified other minor modifications and technical changes needed.
Next Step: Senate Executive Committee (SEC) Review
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