We invite you to get involved with the University Senate and make a difference in our University community. The following pages will show you many different ways to get involved.
Run to be a Senator
University Senators are elected by and represent their peers. As a Senator, you would have an opportunity to influence important legislation at Senate meetings, and your contributions could help shape the University. As a Senator, you could also serve on Senate-elected committees, like the Senate Executive Committee and the Nominations Committee.
Committees do the Senate’s heavy lifting – they review proposals and develop the recommendations that the Senate will vote on. Committee members have the opportunity to shape proposals that will be considered by the full Senate on a wide range of issues.
Do you have ideas for ways to make the University better? Are there policies or procedures that are preventing you from doing your best work? If so, you should consider submitting a proposal! Nearly all Senate action starts with a proposal. Proposals are written descriptions of problems or concerns that are submitted to the Senate for review. Any member of the campus community can submit a proposal and ask the Senate to find a solution.
Get Updates on Senate Activities
During the academic year, the Senate is constantly working on issues that matter to you. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for regular updates. If you'd like to get email updates about meetings and other acitvities of the Senate, you can subscribe to our general Senate listserv by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the body of the email containing: subscribe senate-public name-of-subscriber (i.e. subscribe senate-public Joe Smith). If you'd like to subscribe to our monthly newsletter, you can send an email to email@example.com with the body of the email containing: subscribe senate-enews name-of-subscriber (i.e. subscribe senate-enews Joe Smith).
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We look forward to working with you to make the University of Maryland an even better place to learn, work, and live!