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Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.  General information about MC Governance and each of the governance councils can be found on this website.  See below for more specific questions.

Do you have a question that is not addressed here?  Email a question to the College Council Chair, Ed Riggs, at or the Director of Governance, Tacy Holliday, at

Q: How can I bring an issue to the attention of a council?
A: Contact the council's chair. Click on "Councils" or "Membership" to the see the list of chairs. If you are unsure which council to contact, you can contact the College Council Chair or the Director of Governance.

Q: Which council should I contact?
A: If the issue relates to a specific role (e.g., primarily impacts faculty), contact the corresponding constituent council (Faculty Council, Staff Council, Administrator Council, or Student Council). If the issue relates to a specific location, contact a campus council (Germantown, Rockville, Takoma Park/Silver Spring, or WD&CE). If the issue is Collegewide but not limited to a single role, contact a functional council (Academic Services, Employee Services, Operational Services, or Student Services). If the issue impacts all groups, then contact the College Council. If you are unsure which council to contact, you can contact the College Council Chair or the Director of Governance. 

Q: Where can I find meeting dates and times for each council?
A: Click "Meeting Schedule" on the governance home page.

Q: How can I find out who my representatives are on a given council?
A: Click "Membership" on the governance home page. This will give you a list of all members, grouped by council, and what role (faculty, staff, student, or administrators) and location (All, Germantown, Rockville, Takoma Park/Silver Spring, or Workforce Development and Continuing Education). 

Q: How can I stay informed about the topics being discussed on each council?
A: You can attend meetings, read the agendas and minutes for all council meetings, visit the council's website, or contact the members of the councils for more information.

Q: How can a members of the College community who do not serve on a council have their voice heard?
A: All member of the college community are welcome to attend council meetings.  They may also contact their representatives on councils to present their ideas and opinions.

Q: Where can I find student, staff, faculty, and administrator representation on the 13 councils?
A: In addition to their own constituent council, each of these groups is also represented on all four campus councils, all four functional councils, and the College Council. 

Q: What will be the guiding force behind each of the councils?
A: The constitution and bylaws will be the guiding force behind the operation of the councils. The College’s mission, vision, values statements, and strategic plan will drive the direction of the work that is addressed by the councils.

Q: When will nominations and elections be held for the councils?
A: Nominations begin towards the end of February. Elections begin towards the end of March and conclude in early April. Specific dates will be announced via a Collegewide memo at the start of the Spring semester. Council terms of service are typically two years for employee positions and one year for student positions, with a few exceptions. Thus, about half the positions are elected each year.

Q: How do I know the positions for which I am eligible to run?
A: Visit the How Can I Get Involved? page to find the positions within MC Governance for which you are eligible to run. 

Q: Will all 13 councils' meetings be open?
A: Yes, all 13 councils in the model will hold open meetings in the same manner as described in the Maryland Open Meetings Act.

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