At the last Senate meeting of the fall semester, Chair Landford noted that the election process for all staff, students, and single-member constituency Senators for 2020-2021 will begin on January 21, 2020. She encouraged all Senators to visit the Senate website for more information on the elections process.
President Loh noted that the Maryland General Assembly House and Senate leadership has recently changed; the House of Delegates elected Adrienne A. Jones as speaker, and the Senate voted to back Senator Bill Ferguson as their next president. The change in leadership may impact the University’s lobbying efforts during the upcoming open session in January 2020. President Loh also mentioned the recently released report which detailed the University’s response to the 2018 Adenovirus outbreak on campus. The report made several recommendations to the University which will be considered in the coming months.
The Senate voted to approve the Nominations Committee Slate for the 2019-2020 year (Senate Document #19-20-31), as well as two PCC Proposals to Establish a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Supporting Children with Intensive Behavior Needs in a Public School Setting (Senate Document #19-20-29) and Establish a Master of Arts in International Relations (Senate Document #19-20-30).
Senators also reviewed and approved the Interim University of Maryland Sexual Misconduct Policy (Senate Document #19-20-03) as well as its corresponding Student (Senate Document #19-20-04), Faculty (Senate Document #19-20-05), and Staff (Senate Document #19-20-06) Procedures.