USM Student Council
The University System of Maryland Student Council is one of four councils
established during the restructuring of higher education in Maryland in 1988 to
provide advice to the Chancellor and the Board of Regents. Other groups with
standing advisory councils are the faculty, the presidents of the constituent
institutions, and the staff. Chairs of these advisory councils attend meetings
of the Chancellor's Council and provide regular reports to the Board of Regents
at meetings of the full Board.
The USMSC helps ensure that the System leadership is aware of students'
perspectives and responsive to students' concerns and issues. Each degree-granting
institution in the USM has two representatives to the Council. The Council meets
monthly throughout the school year; its meetings rotate among System campuses.
Among the specific responsibilities of the USMSC is the recommendation to the
Chancellor each year, for transmittal to the Governor, of a group of nominees
for the position of USM Student Regent.
The Council has, in the past, provided input on issues ranging from tuition policy
to SAT score reporting and academic advising. The Council receives staff
assistance through an advisor/liaison to the Chancellor from the Office of
Academic Affairs at the USM Office.