Join a Committee

Volunteer to Join a Senate Committee 

Do you want to be a part of the University's decision-making process? Volunteer to serve on a University Senate committee during the 2021-2022 academic year!

 

The Committee Volunteer Period is open April 1 to April 30, 2021. Submit your application here.

 

What is the Senate?

As one of the chief governing bodies at the University, the Senate advises the President on virtually all campus policy matters. It is made up of faculty, staff, and student Senators elected in the Spring. See the Senate website to learn more.

 

What are Senate committees?

Senate committees review and make recommendations on revisions to existing policies and proposals for new policies that help make the University an even better place to work and learn. Committee membership is an excellent opportunity to shape the recommendations that will be considered by the full Senate. You can find a description of each committee and learn more about the committee's recent work on the Senate website Committee pages.

 

What is the time commitment for a committee member?

Committees typically meet for 1-1.5 hours 5 times per semester and are inactive during the summer. Faculty and staff members serve for 2 years, while student terms are 1 year.

 

How do I volunteer?

If you are active faculty or staff, or a currently enrolled student, you are eligible! You do not need to be a Senator to serve.

 

To volunteer for a Senate committee, just fill out an application. Select your top three committee choices and submit a brief statement about your reasons for wanting to serve. The deadline to submit your volunteer application is April 30, 2021.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Senate Office at senate-admin@umd.edu.