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
Brewer, HollyCUSF MemberARHUhbrewer@umd.edu2024
Gammons, RachelAlternate MemberLIBRrgammons@umd.edu2023
Lindemann, MarileeCUSF MemberUGSTmlindema@umd.edu2024
Martinez-Miranda, LuzAlternate MemberENGRljmm@umd.edu2022
Newman, RochelleChair-Elect of the SenateBSOSrnewman1@umd.edu2022
Pound, MarcCUSF MemberCMNSmpound@umd.edu2022
Shofner, MarciaCUSF MemberCMNSmshofner@umd.edu2023
Thomas, StephenCUSF MemberSPHLsbt@umd.edu2022
Williams, EllenChair of the SenateCMNSedw@umd.edu2022