View Bill 17-18-07

Senate Bill 17-18-07

Bill ID: 17-18-07
Name: Interim University of Maryland Policy and Procedures Concerning Research Misconduct
Proposed: 08/17/2017
Sponsor: John Bertot, Associate Provost for Faculty Affairs
Proposal: The University of Maryland Policy and Procedures Concerning Research Misconduct is significantly out-of-date and is not aligned with current requirements. The revised policy was approved by President Loh on an interim basis on June 29, 2017, pending Senate review.
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Policy: https://president.umd.edu/administration/policies/section-iii-academic-affairs/iii-110a

Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 04/08/2019

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 03/12/2019
Presidential Approval: 04/08/2019
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 03/28/2019
Decision Date: 04/04/2019
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the revised Suspension policy.
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 02/27/2019
Decision Date: 03/06/2019
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the revised Research Misconduct Policy.
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 02/19/2019
Decision Date: 02/26/2019
Decision: The SEC voted to place the report on the Senate agenda for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 08/27/2018
Decision Due By: 01/15/2019
Decision: The committee voted to forward its recommendations to the SEC for consideration.
Actions: The Faculty Affairs Committee's Research Misconduct Working Group continued to refine its proposed revisions to the interim policy in summer 2018. The Faculty Affairs Committee received and reviewed proposed revisions to the interim policy from the Working Group in October 2018. The Faculty Affairs Committee began gathering feedback on the substantive issues within the policy from affected stakeholder groups. The chair of the committee presented to the Senate on November 14, 2018, on the interim policy and the preliminary directions of the committee, to gather feedback from the Senate. The chair and coordinators solicited feedback from representatives of the Conflict of Interest Committee and the Intellectual Property Committees, and shared its proposed revisions with the Research Council. At its meeting on January 30, 2019, the committee agreed on a series of administrative recommendations, and made further adjustments to the interim policy based on stakeholder feedback.

At its meeting on February 13, 2019, the committee agreed to recommend revisions that would align procedures in the University of Maryland Policy on Suspension of Faculty with the proposed changes to the interim policy.
Next Step: SEC Review


Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/20/2018
Decision Date: 08/27/2018
Decision: The SEC voted to grant the extension.
Actions: The SEC reviewed the Faculty Affairs Committee's request for an extension at its August 27, 2018, meeting. The SEC voted to grant the Faculty Affairs Committee an extension until January 15, 2019.
Next Step: Faculty Affairs Committee Review
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Reviewed By: Faculty Affairs Committee
Received: 08/29/2017
Decision Date: 08/20/2018
Decision Due By: 03/30/2018
Decision: The Faculty Affairs Committee decided to submit a request for an extension.
Actions: The Faculty Affairs Committee created a Research Misconduct Working Group in January 2018 to begin addressing the charge. The Working Group included representation from the Faculty Affairs Committee, the Research Council, and the Division of Research. The Working Group met consistently through the spring 2018 semester and continued work during summer 2018. The Working Group reviewed peer institution policies and consulted with the Office of General Counsel, the Research Council, and the Vice President for Research. The Working Group gave updates to the Faculty Affairs Committee throughout its review. Due to the complexity of the review, the Faculty Affairs Committee was unable to meet its deadline and determined that an extension would be needed.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 08/22/2017
Decision Date: 08/29/2017
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Faculty Affairs Committee with review of the interim policy.
Actions: The SEC considered the interim policy on research misconduct at its meeting on August 29, 2017. After discussion, the SEC voted to charge the Faculty Affairs Committee with working with the Research Council to consider the interim policy.
Next Step: Faculty Affairs Committee Review