About the Council

The College Council is established in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Plan of Organization. It includes representatives of faculty (both tenured/tenure-track and professional track), staff, and students (both undergraduate and graduate).
The Council is responsible for consulting regularly with senior leadership at the college, departmental, and center levels, and for advising the Dean on strategic planning. The Council reviews departmental plans of organization to ensure compliance with college and campus level policies, as well. Most importantly, the Council facilitates communication between members of the college and the Dean. If you have any questions or would like to bring any issues before the Council, please email the Council at bsoscollegecouncil@umd.edu, or contact individual members using the addresses provided below.
The Council is also working to establish better lines of communication between the college and the University Senate. To this end, the Council will periodically provide updates on important issues being considered by the Senate, and will in turn ensure that the college's perspective is shared with those responsible for making changes to university policies and practices. 

Read the College Council's 2022-2023 Annual Report here.

Current College Council Membership

Name Seat Name Email
Stephen Brighton Faculty - ANTH sbrighto@umd.edu
Marcus Boyd PTK Faculty - Research mboydma@umd.edu
Leila DeFloriani Faculty - GEOG deflo@umd.edu
John Drabinski Faculty - AFAM jdrab@umd.edu
Sara-Laure Faraji Graduate Student (DGSAC) faraji@terpmail.umd.edu
Rebecca Hunsaker Exempt Staff Member (Vice Chair) hunsaker@umd.edu
Sujith Kumar Part-time PTK Faculty kumars13@umd.edu
Yan Li Faculty - JPSM yli6@umd.edu
Justine Madoo Faculty - CCJS jmadoo@umd.edu
Peter Murrell Faculty - ECON pmurrell@umd.edu
Nicole Nguyen Faculty - Admin/Clinical (Secretary) nknguyen@umd.edu
Amy Pate Centers apate@umd.edu
Akta Patel Exempt Staff patela@umd.edu
Elizabeth Redcay Faculty - PSYC redcay@umd.edu
Candace Turitto PTK Faculty - Instruction turitto@umd.edu
Janelle Wong Faculty - GVPT janellew@umd.edu

Overview of University Senate Actions, 2022-2023

Click on each topic below for more information on the change and links to additional content.

Download a PDF version of the overview here.

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