Staff Council, Faculty Governance Seek Committee Volunteers

No matter your role on campus, there are opportunities to get involved in the operations of working at Georgia Tech. 

Both Faculty Governance and Staff Council are looking for volunteers to serve on a number of committees that shape life at Tech. 


The Staff Council is looking to fill positions on all five of its standing committees, covering the areas of campus physical environment; communication; compensation and benefits; employee engagement; and employee health and well being.

“The reach of Staff Council is only as far as the breadth and depth of its committee members,” said Debbie Dorsey, Staff Council chair.

Interested Georgia Tech staff members should apply online here by Friday, March 4. To be qualified to serve, staff should:

  • Be a full-time or part-time (at least 20 hours per week) staff member.
  • Have completed six months of service to Georgia Tech as of March 4, 2016.
  • Be employed with an eligible staff title. The following staff titles are ineligible to serve on the Council and thereby ineligible to serve on committees: Institute president, executive vice presidents, provost, vice presidents, associate vice presidents, dean of students, academic faculty, research faculty, and retirees.
  • Have support of their supervisor.
  • Be able to spend three to five hours per month on committee work.

Each committee will have between eight and 12 members plus the committee chair. Because there are a limited number of spaces on the committees, interested staff should be specific in explaining their skills and desires for committee membership.

Even though staff members may only serve on one committee, staff are encouraged to apply for more than one committee, listing their preferences in order of interest.

Learn more about the work of the Staff Council committees at For more information about the Staff Council, visit


Faculty Governance is also looking for volunteers for its standing committees. These opportunities are divided based on faculty position.

These groups are looking for representation in the following areas:

Faculty Executive Board (drawn from Faculty Senate only)

  • Positions open in College of Computing, College of Engineering, College of Sciences, and Central Administration.

Faculty Standing Committees

  • Faculty benefits
  • Faculty honors
  • Faculty status and grievance
  • Welfare and security

Academic Faculty Senate

  • Services and central administration

Academic Faculty Standing Committees

  • Institute Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (openings for College of Computing, College of Engineering, College of Sciences, and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts representation)
  • Institute Graduate Curriculum Committee (openings for College of Architecture, College of Computing, College of Engineering, and Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts representation)
  • Student regulations
  • Student academic and financial affairs
  • Student activities
  • Student grievance and appeals
  • Student honor
  • Student computer ownership
  • Academic integrity

For questions and to nominate someone (self nominations included) to one of these positions, contact George Riley at

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For More Information Contact

Kristen Bailey
Institute Communications