Office of Faculty Affairs and Development

  • Article VI. Committees

    1.0    General Statement: There shall be standing and special committees with appropriate representation from basic science and clinical science areas. Permanent records of committee deliberations shall be kept in the Dean’s office.

     2.0    Types of Committees:

            2.1     Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee: The Executive Committee shall make up the Collegiate Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee. In the event of consideration of a research track promotion, a Research Track professor shall serve as an ad hoc committee member for the specific deliberation.

            2.2     Standing committees may be appointed by the Dean or elected by the faculty. The members shall ordinarily serve a term of three years, so staggered that not more than one-third of the committee will be changed each year.

            2.3     Special committees may be created by the Dean, the Executive Committee, the Medical Council, or the faculty. They will be given their charge by the appointing authority.           

     3.0    Reports: 

            3.1    Special committees shall report in writing to their appointing authority, whenever a specific assignment is completed. A committee may also report its progress on its own initiative or upon request of its appointing authority. A copy of the report shall be kept on file in the Dean’s office.

            3.2    Appropriate minutes of elected faculty committees shall be available to members of the faculty on request.

     4.0    Vacancies: Vacancies on a committee shall be filled by the authority which appointed the committee.