The Faculty Organization serves as the sole legislative body of College of Medicine faculty. Its actions are authoritative on all matters that pertain to the undergraduate medical and graduate education of the students of the College of Medicine.
Matters within the legislative jurisdiction of the Faculty Organization are:
- Institutional programs
- Courses and programs of study
- Academic admissions standards
- Graduation requirements
- Curriculum evaluation
The Faculty Organization acts as an advisory and consultative body, both through its corporate whole and any of its constituent parts, to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, as well as other administrators or administrative units on any matter that may affect attainment of the research, educational, or service objectives of the College of Medicine.
The Faculty Organization serves in a forensic capacity as a forum for the exchange of ideas among the members of the College of Medicine faculty.
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FAQs about Faculty Organization
Yes, the Faculty Organization Council has initiated a policy of requesting from each presenter the material to be presented at the monthly Faculty Organization meeting. In most cases this will consist of a set of PowerPoint slides that will be available by email. We highly recommend reviewing this material in order to participate in discussion of the topic at hand.
There are several ways members may introduce for discussion items they feel are important to the good of the College.
Yes, Faculty Organization Council allots defined times to presenters, and these are published with the agenda. Time for discussion will also be allocated.