View Bill 18-19-08

Senate Bill 18-19-08

Bill ID: 18-19-08
Name: Revisions to the University of Maryland Libraries (LIBR) Plan of Organization
Proposed: 09/07/2018
Sponsor: University of Maryland Libraries
Proposal: Section 11.1.c of the University's Plan of Organization stipulates that revisions to the Plan of Organization of a College, School, or the Library shall be filed with the Senate for approval or disapproval. The University of Maryland Libraries is submitting revisions to its Plan of Organization for Senate review.


Status: Under Review
Under Review By: Elections, Representation, & Governance (ERG) Committee
Received: 09/07/2018
Actions: In September 2018, the University of Maryland Libraries (LIBR) notified the Senate that it had made revisions to its Plan of Organization. It asked that the Senate review and approve its revised Plan. The APPS section was sent to the Faculty Affairs Committee on September 10, 2018.*

The ERG Committee formed a subcommittee to conduct an initial review. The subcommittee reported its findings at ERG's meeting on September 28, 2018. The committee shared its feedback with the LIBR on October 9, 2018. Over the next two months, the committee worked with the LIBR to address issues identified in the committee's review. In late November, LIBR submitted a revised draft.

*Historical Note: When the LIBR Plan of Organization was last reviewed in 2013 (Senate Document #13-14-38), the Plan was approved without the required review of its APPS section. The LIBR intended to make additional adjustments, and agreed to submit revised APPS materials as soon as they finished. ERG received revisions in 2014, though the LIBR did not respond to its feedback.
Next Step: SEC Review