Council of University System Faculty (CUSF)

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The Council of University System Faculty (CUSF) advises the Chancellor and reports regularly to the Board of Regents. It is responsible for considering and making recommendations on matters of System wide professional and educational concern to the faculty and matters to which faculty bring special expertise. 

The University of Maryland, College Park has six Faculty delegates. Meetings take place approximately once per month and the location rotates among the University System of Maryland (USM) campuses. All USM campuses have representation on CUSF. Additional information about CUSF can be found on the main CUSF website

Elections for the Senate-elected seats are typically conducted at the Annual Transition Meeting of the Senate in early May. If you are a Faculty member interested in running for a position on CUSF, please contact the Senate Office at for more information.

Past Committee Work

Council Members

Biswas, DebabrataCUSF MemberAGNRdbiswas@umd.edu2023
Dugan, LauraChair of the SenateBSOSldugan@umd.edu2021
Falvey, DanielCUSF MemberCMNSfalvey@umd.edu2021
Gammons, RachelAlternate MemberLIBRrgammons@umd.edu2023
Lanford, PamelaCUSF MemberVPRplanford@umd.edu2023
Pound, MarcCUSF MemberCMNSmpound@umd.edu2022
Shofner, MarciaCUSF MemberCMNSmshofner@umd.edu2021
Thomas, StephenCUSF MemberSPHLsbt@umd.edu2022
Williams, EllenChair-Elect of the SenateCMNSedw@umd.edu2021