Gulf Coast 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 coastal operations 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 Laboratory (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.
*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.