View Bill 17-18-12

Senate Bill 17-18-12

Bill ID: 17-18-12
Name: Review of the University of Maryland Policy and Procedures for the Establishment and Review of Centers and Institutes
Proposed: 09/12/2017
Sponsor: University Senate Office
Proposal: The University of Maryland Policy and Procedures for the Establishment and Review of Centers and Institutes was approved in 1991. Since that time, the University has grown and its educational/research mission has evolved. A comprehensive review of the policy would allow the University to assess how the policy aligns with our current mission and strategic initiatives.
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Policy: https://president.umd.edu/administration/policies/section-iv-research/iv-100a

Status

Status: Completed
Completed On: 04/27/2021

History

Approval(s):
Presidential Approval: 04/27/2021
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Reviewed By: Senate
Received: 04/13/2021
Decision Date: 04/20/2021
Decision: The Senate voted to approve the proposal.
Next Step: Presidential Approval
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 04/02/2021
Decision Date: 04/09/2021
Decision: The SEC voted to place the item on the agenda of the April 20, 2021 Senate meeting for consideration.
Next Step: Senate Review
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Reviewed By: Research Council
Received: 06/03/2019
Decision Date: 03/30/2020
Actions: The charge to the Research Council was delayed initially to allow the new Vice President for Research to provide input. The Senate leadership and the Provost agreed to further delay the charge to the Research Council until the report of the Research Institute Advisory Committee had been completed. The Research Council received its charge on June 3, 2019, and began planning initial steps to gather information regarding current centers & institutes at the University.

During the 2019-2020 academic year, the Research Council reviewed the current 1991 policy and requested information on centers and institutes from each UMD College. The Council held an open forum with center and institute directors to collect input and feedback on their experiences, and held other sessions with the deans and with graduate students. A survey was sent to center directors and faculty and students engaged in centers & institutes to gather additional feedback from a broader audience. The feedback from the forum, sessions, and survey was carefully reviewed and compiled into a document of major themes for the Council’s review. Peer data (Big Ten and other peers) was also gathered and best practices were compiled to serve as a resource to the Council as it works to revise the policy.

The Research Council developed preliminary directions, which were presented to the Senate for feedback in March, 2020. The Council used feedback from the Senate and from key stakeholders to develop a draft policy, which it circulated among deans, directors, faculty, and students for additional feedback in May 2020.
Next Step: SEC Review
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Reviewed By: Senate Executive Committee (SEC)
Received: 09/12/2017
Decision Date: 09/19/2017
Decision: The SEC voted to charge the Research Council with review of the policy.
Next Step: Research Council Review