GUMC Committees

One of the best ways to get involved at GUMC, and to practice service is to join and serve on a committee.  Being a part of your committee allows you to have a voice in the important charges discussed at each meeting, take on leadership roles outside of your daily work, network with your fellow faculty members, and to have an opportunity to develop your career.

Invitation to Serve Process – Open April 17 – May 1

The Office of Faculty and Academic Affairs (OFAA) and Medical Center Caucus – Faculty Senate are inviting volunteers to serve on committees. There are two ways to serve on committees: either as a member appointed by the administration or committee leadership or by the Faculty Senate. All appointees have the same responsibilities, with Senate appointees also having the responsibility to periodically inform the Medical Center Caucus – Faculty Senate about the work of the committee. You do not need to be a member of the Senate to serve as a Senate Appointee.

The committees that are open to newly appointed members for the 2024-2025 academic year have application links below underneath the names of the committees. You must complete an application of interest for each committee you are interested in by Wednesday, May 1 to be considered. Once the applications have been considered and reviewed by the leadership of each committee and the Senate, you will be notified of the decision by May 24 by either the committee chair or the Medical Center Caucus Chair.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact

Additional University Committees seeking Senate Appointees

There are five University Committees besides the standing GUMC Committees listed on this page that are seeking GUMC Senate Appointees:
– Auxiliary Services Advisory Committee
– Conflict of Interest Committee
– Executive Committee of Graduate Studies
– Executive Faculty, Main Campus
– Grievance Code Committee

Please complete the general application below if you are interested in serving as a senate appointee on any of the above 5 committees. If you are interested in multiple, please complete a new application for each committee you are interested in.
Senate Appointee Application for Additional University Committees

Circle Grant Review Committee

NOTICE: The Circle Grant Review process will resume in January 2022. Please look for a notice at that time. If you have any questions, please email

Faculty Development CommitteeThe Committee on Faculty Development is an OPEN Committee. This means that you do not have to be a member in order to attend the meetings. Please see the Meeting Schedule 23 – 24 for details on how to attend the meetings.

FDC also has three subcommittees:

Mentoring Subcommittee

Grant Development Subcommittee

Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee

Application for Administrative Appointee for FDC

GUMC Space Committee

In order to request a space or shared resource, please submit a request form for the GUMC Space Committee to review.

Medical Center Caucus – Faculty Senate

The Medical Center Caucus is an OPEN Committee. This means you do not have to be a member to attend the meetings. Please see the Faculty Senate – Medical Center 23-24 Meeting Schedule for further information.

Research Committee

Learn more about the role of Research Committee.

The Research Committee is an OPEN Committee. This means you do not have to be a member of the committee to attend the meetings. Please see the meeting schedule for 23-24 for further information.

Application for Senate or Administrative Appointee for Research Committee