About Your Faculty Council

The mission of the council is to give the Gulf Coast faculty both a forum and a voice and so allow it to assert for the general welfare of the USM Gulf Coast campus and the University-at-large.

The membership of the faculty council includes:

  • At least 1 representative from each academic college***
  • One at-large representative
  • 1 representative each of the Gulf Coast library, Gulf Coast Research Lab (GCRL), and Stennis Space Center
  • Gulf Coast faculty members elected to the Faculty Senate, hold Ex-Officio appointments to the Faculty Council and maintain voting rights on the council.

Each council member serves a two-year term and may be re-elected to serve a consecutive two-year term. After having served two consecutive terms a member must complete a year of absence from the council before serving again.

For more information on the Faculty Council Constitution & Bylaws, visit this link: Constitution and Bylaws

***Whenever the number of faculty assigned to any one of the representative units reaches a threshold of 30 full-time faculty members, that unit shall be entitled to elect a second representative to the Council.