Committee on Committees

Committee on Committees

Chair: Rochelle Newman (
Coordinator: Sarah Hughes (
Materials (for committee members only)

The Committee on Committees is responsible for the identification and recruitment of individuals for service on Senate and University committees and councils. The committee is also responsible for the ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of committees. The Committee on Committees meets at the end of the spring semester to individually review all standing Senate committee volunteers and their statements. The committee endeavors to create balanced committee memberships, representing a variety of colleges, disciplines, and constituencies. The committee is also responsible for recruiting outgoing Senators to run for the Nominations Committee each December.

The Committee on Committees is chaired by the Chair-Elect of the Senate. The voting membership also includes six faculty members, with no more than one from any college, elected by faculty Senators; two staff members elected by staff Senators; and two students elected by student Senators. The members of the committee are elected by the Senate at the annual transition meeting each May.

^ Meetings & Agendas

Spring Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
May 28, 2021 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Zoom Agenda
June 3, 2021 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Zoom Agenda
Fall Semester Meetings
Date Time Location Agenda
October 29, 2021 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Zoom Agenda

Past Committee Work

Committee Members

Aparicio Blackwell, GloriaExempt StaffVPAgaparici@umd.edu2023
Brown, JNon-Exempt StaffVPAjohnb@umd.edu2022
Butler, LucasFacultyEDUClpbutler@umd.edu2022
Chen, Zhi-LongFacultyBMGTzlchen@umd.edu2022
Flatau, AlisonFacultyENGRaflatau@umd.edu2023
Lalwani, SheilaFacultyARHUslalwani@umd.edu2022
Montgomery, NickFacultyBSOSnmontgom@umd.edu2023
Newman, RochelleChairBSOSrnewman1@umd.edu2022
Oines, HallieGraduate StudentINFOhoines@umd.edu2022
Sheikh, InshaUndergraduate StudentARCHisheikh@umd.edu2022
Sly, JordanFacultyLIBRjsly@umd.edu2023