Board of Advisors

The Board of Advisors is a formally constituted body established under the auspices of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Its principal responsibility is to represent broad community interests and to ensure that student, business, local, and state government, and higher education needs are being addressed in the development of the USG. Within this framework, the Board 1) provides advice and support to the Executive Director, and 2) provides guidance on strategic development and implementation that includes the following areas: program identification, advocacy, fund-raising, cooperation and partnership building, marketing and promotion, financial and facilities planning, and evaluation and assessment.

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Academic Program Advisory Committee

The Academic Program Advisory Committee (APAC) serves to provide the Executive Director with advice about academic policy, program coordination and planning, operational needs, and the interests of the participating institutions. It is composed of a representative of the provost of each Participating Institution. The representatives shall be appointed by their respective provosts.

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Shady Grove Governing Council

Overall policy-making responsibility for the administration of The Universities at Shady Grove shall be vested in the Shady Grove Governing Council (SGGC). The SGGC shall be composed of the provosts from all institution participating in USG's regular course offerings. It shall be chaired by the USM Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The responsibilities of the SGGC shall include:

  • Review and approve academic policy proposals from the Academic Planning Advisory Committee.
  • Approve the annual budget and submit it to the USM.
  • Approve new academic programs.
  • Review all recommendations for student fees before forwarding to the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.
  • Approve charges to Participating Institutions.
  • Determine the scope and character of student and ancillary services at the USG within the constraints of resources in the approved annual budget.
  • Ensure that services and facilities at USG conform to the standards of the Maryland Higher Education Commission and appropriate accrediting authorities.

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