Participatory Governance at the College of Southern Maryland
The College of Southern Maryland embraces its value, Teamwork, and demonstrates it by working together through a structure of councils, committees, work groups, and task forces.
About Governance at CSM
Participatory Governance provides employees and students at CSM the opportunity to have a voice in decisions that affect them. It is designed facilitate participation in decision making that unites all parts of the college and leverages the strength of diversity of the college community.
This system of governance is founded on mutual trust and respect, and requires honesty and openness, to reach the best possible decisions regarding the operations of the college.
The participatory governance structure consists of five councils and seven committees. The College-wide council manages the participatory governance process. Four councils report to the college-wide council and each committee is assigned to one of the four councils.
Councils and Committees