To advise the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on emerging trends in education and in the diverse academic offerings of the Department in order to maintain and enhance the Department’s position at the University of Maryland and among similar academic units throughout the nation.


The Committee will consist of a maximum of 20 highly successful and knowledgeable members broadly representative of all of the Department’s various constituencies, both alumni and friends with a knowledge or interest in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the University of Maryland.

Members will be invited to serve for a three-year term with the possibility of serving one additional term. After an absence of one year from the Council, former members are eligible to be reappointed to another three-year term.

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Structure and Schedule

The main focus of the council will be an ongoing assessment of the current and future environment of the diverse academic offerings of the Department with an emphasis on how the Department can respond with its mission of education, research and service.

Meetings will be structured occasionally as focus groups where the input and advice of members will be sought regarding current and future direction in one or more of our specific programs.

Meetings will also be designed to keep members fully informed of the current activities of the Department and the College, and to develop familiarity with faculty interests and expertise.

Meetings will be held once a year on the University of Maryland campus.

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