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Office Roles and Responsibilities

President-Elect of the Faculty (Two-Year commitment, one person elected per year).
This faculty member serves one year as President-Elect and one year as President. During both these years and the year following their term as President, this person serves on the Faculty Steering Committee.

The President-Elect of the FSC shall:

• Attend Faculty and Steering Committee meetings

• Represent the School of Medicine faculty by serving as a Unit Representatives to the IUPUI Faculty Council (provided he/she is eligible by the IUPUI Constitution for such office)

• Chair the Nominations Committee

• Unless a conflict of interest occurs, serve on the IUSM Faculty Grievance Advisory Committee when that committee is convened

 

Secretary-Elect of the Faculty (Two-Year commitment, one person elected per year).
This faculty member serves one year as Secretary-Elect and the following year as Secretary of the Faculty of the School of Medicine.  During both of these years, this person serves on the Faculty Steering Committee.

The Secretary-Elect of the FSC shall:

• Assist the Secretary as needed

• Represent the School of Medicine faculty through serving as a Unit Representatives to the IUPUI Faculty Council (provided he/she is eligible by the IUPUI Constitution for such office)

 

Indiana University Health Partners (IUHP) Representative on Faculty Steering Committee (Two-Year Term, one person elected per year).

This faculty member must be a member of Indiana University Health Physicians (IUHP) and will serve a two-year term to represent the issues related to patient care by faculty. Faculty from IUHP only.

 

Regional Campus Representative on Faculty Steering Committee (Two-Year Term, one person elected per year).
These 2 faculty members must be full time faculty members at one of the Regional Medical Education Campuses. They cannot represent the same campus. Full-time faculty from Regional Campuses only.  

 

IUPUI Faculty Council Unit Representative (Two-Year Term).
One faculty member elected to represent the IU School of Medicine on the IUPUI FacultyCouncil (IFC) will also be selected by the IUSM Faculty President of the FSC to serve on the FSC. Unit representatives are elected for two-year terms. Eligibility requirements are set by the IFC. Tenure-track faculty only. 

 

IU (All-University) Faculty Council Nomination
The faculty member in this role is put forward by the IUSM Faculty President to run for the University Faculty Council. This faculty member would represent the IU School of Medicine; elected members may serve two consecutive two-year terms. If this nominated faculty member does not get elected to the UFC, he/she will not serve on the FSC. Eligibility requirements are set by the UFC. Tenure-track faculty only.

 

Standing Committee Representatives

Two faculty are elected per year for each IUSM standing committee. All faculty elected to standing committees serve two year terms. One of the elected members of each committee serves as the committee’s representative to the FSC. Each committee chair is responsible for selecting which elected member will serve on the FSC. As the representative to the Faculty Steering Committee, the committee representative is required to attend all meetings and give an annual report of his/her standing committee. All elected committee members must be full-time faculty members; further eligibility requirements are noted in Bylaw Article IV.

 

Academic Standards Committee.

The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) of IUSM is charged by the CCSC with implementing a systematic evaluation process for the curricular components (courses and clerkships) of the medical education program to ensure adherence to the IUSM Institutional Learning Objectives and curricular policy; comparability of instruction, assessment, and outcomes; and equivalency in grading.Eligibility: Tenure or non-tenure track faculty Full-time, tenure or clinical track faculty.


Admissions Committee.

The goals of the Admissions Committee of the Indiana University School of Medicine are to select those applicants who possess the strong academic abilities and personal characteristics necessary to become caring, compassionate physicians, and to build an entering medical class that reflects the diversity of Indiana. Full-time, tenure or clinical track faculty.  

 

Awards Committee.

The Awards Committee is responsible for managing the process of selecting recipients for the School’s two major awards: the Steven C. Beering award for Advancement of Biomedical Science; and the Mark Brothers Award. In addition, the Committee is responsible for identifying significant external awards for which SOM faculty will be nominated as viable candidates. This includes major national awards and competitive grant nominations (such as Howard Hughes, Burroughs Wellcome), as well as local honors, including IBJ awards, local organizations, etc. Whenever there is a restriction in the number of candidates that can be nominated per School, the Committee will conduct the selection process and recommend a nominee/s.  Full-time, tenure or clinical track faculty.

 

Biomedical Research Committee.

The Biomedical Research Committee assists the faculty and advises the administration in the provision of a stimulating environment for creative scholarship. The committee recommends methods of enhancing the worth of individual protocols or research programs, encourages innovation, stimulates new investigative endeavors, fosters interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches, and provides counsel on the identification and wide use of institutional resources. The Biomedical Research Committee is charged with the scientific review of research grants that are submitted for the Biomedical Research Grants, Research Enhancement Grants or Showalter Trust funding mechanisms.

Members of the committee should have an extramurally funded research program and experience both in writing and submitting external grant proposals. The members of the committee are expected to review between 6-10 grants each year. Full-time, tenure or clinical track faculty. 

 

Curriculum Council.

The Curriculum Council Steering Committee is the faculty body that manages the medical curriculum for the Indiana University School of Medicine through oversight of its design, implementation and management of the School's curriculum at all campuses. The CCSC sets curricular policy for education and has oversight responsibility for ensuring compliance and comparability. The CCSC reviews data at specified intervals to monitor and evaluate the curriculum as a whole and makeinformed decisions to enhance, coordinate, and ensure coherence of the educational program. The CCSC will have a member from each Regional Campus. Full-time, tenure or clinical track faculty.

 

Community Relations Committee.

The Faculty Community Relations Committee recognizes that the faculty, staff and students of the Indiana University School of Medicine are affected by, and have an effect on, their surrounding neighborhoods and the broader Indiana community. The committee promotes the resources and the various educational, research and clinical programs of the School of Medicine, enhancing the health and the quality of life in the community and on the school’s campuses. Full-time, tenure or clinical track faculty. 

 

Faculty Development Coordinating Committee (FDCC).

The mission and purpose of the Faculty Development Coordinating Committee is to inform the strategic plan for faculty development by actively engaging with OFAPD. This includes evaluation of policies, assistance in reaching a broader group of faculty and the development of novel programs and/or policies crucial for the maintenance of high levels of faculty vitality at IUSM.  Full-time, tenure or clinical track faculty.

 

Lecturers and Clinical Rank Faculty Promotions Committee.

This committee reviews and makes recommendations concerning lecturer and clinical rank faculty dossiers submitted for promotion and/or awarding of a long-term appointment contract. Committee members are expected to familiarize themselves with School and Campus tenure and promotion requirements, to be prepared to discuss anywhere from 20 to 60 dossiers that have been submitted, and to serve as the primary or secondary reviewer of a few dossiers assigned by the committee chair. This involves a written review which the member presents to the rest of the committee.  Full-time, Clinical Track Faculty at Full rank only with a long term clinical contract.
 

Promotion and Tenure Committee.

This committee reviews and votes on tenure track faculty dossiers submitted for tenure and/or promotion, and on progress toward tenure for those faculty members receiving their 3-year and 5year reviews. Committee members are expected to familiarize themselves with School and Campus tenure and promotion requirements, to be prepared to discuss anywhere from 20 to 60 dossiers that have been submitted, and to serve as the primary or secondary reviewer of a few dossiers assigned by the committee chair. This involves a written review which the member presents to the rest of the committee. Full-time, Tenure Track Faculty at Full rank only.


Student Promotions Committee.

This committee reviews the academic progress of our students and considers individual issues of academic probation, non-progression regarding competency curriculum, or withdrawal/dismissal from the school for failure to maintain academic standards. Full-time, tenure or clinical track faculty.

 

Faculty Assembly Representatives

Each department will select one faculty member to serve as their Faculty Assembly representative to the Faculty Steering Committee. Faculty Assembly (FSC-FA) members are non-voting members of the FSC, but participate in the monthly discussions and ad hoc committee work. FSC-FA members are responsible for communicating FSC initiatives to their peers and are likewise responsible for bringing the concerns of their peers to the FSC. Members of the FSC-FA may submit agenda items through the FSC secretary. If a FSC-FA is unable to attend a meeting, they may send another faculty member from their department to the meeting in their place. Members of the FSC-FA will be appointed for 2-year terms. Members may serve more than one term. The mechanism by which each department's FSC-FA representative is determined by the individual departments. Full-time or part-time, tenure or clinical track faculty.

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