The Bylaws of the Faculty of Medicine govern the faculty in the Department of Medicine. The current form of governance was established when the bylaws were adopted in 1978. The bylaws describe the governance process and areas of responsibility of the council in detail. The current bylaws were last amended and ratified on December 17, 2020.
The Faculty Council is the primary governing body. Faculty elect their department representatives for the Council; institutional representatives are selected by the faculty at each affiliated hospital; at-large representatives are elected by the full-time and part-time faculty.
Faculty Council Steering Committee
The council meets at least five times each year, with an agenda set by the Faculty Council Steering Committee, composed of the past Council Chair, current Council Chair, and Chair-Elect, along with five members of the Council as elected by the rest of the Council. The Dean includes the Chair of the Faculty Council on his leadership committee, linking the faculty to the medical school's administrative leadership.
The Bylaws describe the governance process and areas of responsibility of the Council in detail. A roster of the membership of the Faculty Council and standing committees is published each summer. Nicole Ward, PhD, Professor of Nutrition is the 2021-2022 Chair of Faculty Council.
The standing committees of the Faculty of Medicine are listed below. Each reports at least once per year to the Faculty Council.
Committee on Admissions
Committee on Bylaws
Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure
- Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure
- Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee Members 2020-2021
Committee on Biomedical Research
Committee on Budget, Finance and Compensation
- Committee on Budget, Finance and Compensation
- Budget, Finance and Compensation Committee Members 2020-2021
Committee on Medical Education
- Committee on Medical Education
- Medical Education Committee Members 2020-2021
Committee on Students
- Committee on Students
- Student Committee Members 2020-2021
Committee on Lecture
Committee on Nominations and Elections
Committee on Women and Minority Faculty
Ad Hoc Committees
- Ad Hoc Committee on Awards and Honors
- Ad Hoc Committee to study Professional Codes of Conduct
- Ad Hoc Committee on Graduate Programs Review
Ad hoc committees carry out special tasks for the faculty or Dean, as needed, and may be appointed by the Faculty Council, by the Faculty Council and the Dean together, or by the Dean alone. Copies of the official charges to the standing committees are available in the Office of Faculty Affairs.
Faculty may find serving on committees rewarding. Service offers the opportunity to work together with other faculty members from different disciplines and hospitals. Faculty wishing to be nominated for election to a standing committee should notify their department chair and look out for the emailed announcement each spring soliciting those willing to stand for election. Please see the template for a one-page (maximum) Statement of Interest. The final selection of names to appear on the slate of candidates is made by the faculty's Nominations and Elections Committee. Each candidate's Statement of Interest is linked to the candidate's name on the ballot.