ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER FACULTY
ARTICLE I. ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER
The Academic Health
Center (AHC, hereafter) Faculty Assembly shall be composed of the following,
voting members: (a) members of the AHC Faculty Consultative Committee (AHC-FCC,
hereafter); and (b) elected faculty and academic professional representatives of
the AHC’s constituent colleges and schools who are members of the
University Senate (see Article III, Section 4 of the University Senate
Constitution). Academic officers with class titles 9302-9329 shall serve as ex
officio nonvoting members.
2. Powers in
The AHC-FCC and the AHC Faculty Assembly shall have
general legislative authority over academic matters concerning more than one
school or college within the AHC, but not over the internal affairs of a single
school or college, except where these materially affect the interests of faculty
in the AHC as a whole or in the interests of other colleges or
3. Election of AHC Faculty Assembly
a. The elected representatives of the faculty and
academic professionals to the University Senate shall be those
persons who comprise the AHC Faculty Assembly.
The term of elected AHC Faculty Assembly Members shall coincide with their term as University Senate representatives and AHC-FCC
4. AHC Faculty Assembly
a. The Senior Vice President
for Health Sciences shall chair the AHC Faculty Assembly.
The chair of the AHC-FCC shall serve as vice chair of the AHC Faculty
5. AHC Faculty Assembly
Meetings of the AHC Faculty
Assembly may be held upon the call of the AHC-FCC, or upon written request of
five members of the AHC Faculty Assembly in question.
At any meeting of
the Assembly, a majority of its membership shall constitute a quorum. Any
member of the faculty or academic professional eligible to vote for senators may
be admitted to AHC Faculty Assembly meetings and shall be entitled to speak at
the discretion of the AHC Faculty Assembly. Only elected AHC Faculty Assembly
members (or their designated alternates) and, in the case of a tie, the
presiding offer, shall be entitled to vote.
COMMITTEES OF THE ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER FACULTY CONSULTATIVE
The AHC Faculty Consultative Committee may create or
terminate subcommittees as it deems necessary and appropriate. Subcommittees of
the AHC FCC will be governed by the same rules of the Twin Cities Campus
Delegation as it pertains to subcommittees.
Faculty Consultative Committee
The AHC FCC is a standing
committee of the Twin Cities Campus Delegation and is therefore governed by the
constitution and bylaws of that
The AHC-FCC shall be
composed of the elected members of the Faculty Consultative Committee, otherwise
known as the AHC-FCC. The AHC-FCC will carry out its charge according to the
Twin Cities Campus Assembly Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules. While the AHC
Faculty Assembly may charge the AHC-FCC with additional responsibilities, it
does not have the authority to alter the charge of the Twin Cities Campus
The AHC-FCC shall be composed of 8 faculty members as
follows: 3 from the Medical School (one from the basic sciences, one from the
clinical sciences, and one from UMD Medical School) and 1 each from Dentistry,
Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine. Members shall be
elected by their college faculty governance committee. Terms of office shall
be three years with terms beginning July 1 and terminating June 30. No member is
eligible to serve more than two consecutive full terms. Elections shall be so
adjusted so that the terms of approximately one-third of the members shall
expire each year.
In case of a faculty vacancy, the remaining members of
the AHC-FCC by majority votes shall fill the vacancy by interim appointment
until the next general election.
The committee has the authority to
identify ex officio representation as it deems necessary and
Duties and Responsibilities.
The AHC-FCC has consultative, steering and executive duties and
Consult with the Senior Vice President
for Health Sciences
a. To meet with the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences to
discuss issues or policies of the AHC of concern to the faculty or to the
students and, as appropriate, to make recommendations concerning such matters to
the AHC Faculty Assembly.
b. To initiate whatever studies it deems
necessary and appropriate or to request such studies from the Senior Vice
President for Health Sciences or Administrative officers or from
c. To consult with the Senior Vice President for Health
Sciences or Administrative officers on planning and on the annual budget and the
d. To receive from any faculty member, academic
professional, or student notification of concerns which may require consultation
with the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences or Administrative
e. To advise the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences on
procedures for making administrative appointments and to participate in the
Consult with the University
a. To meet with the FCC/Twin Cities Faculty Delegation Steering
Committee at least annually.
b. To report to the Twin Cities Faculty
Delegation Steering Committee.
Direct AHC Faculty Consultative
a. Create and terminate all committees of the AHC Faculty Consultative
Committee, which includes the authority to require that any committee report on
any matter within its jurisdiction within 30 days.
b. To receive
recommendations of any faculty member, academic professional, or student who
wishes to present a proposal to the AHC Faculty Assembly and to refer or act
upon such recommendations as it deems appropriate.
c. To route to the
appropriate body all documents, proposals, or papers on any matter pertaining to
the affairs of the AHC Faculty Assembly.
d. Recommend changes to the
Constitution of the AHC Faculty Assembly.
a. To serve as a deliberative body of the AHC Faculty Assembly on all
major items it deems necessary and appropriate and call meetings of the AHC
Faculty Assembly as needed.
b. To act on behalf of the AHC Faculty
Assembly when a decision is required and it would not be possible to convene a
meeting of the AHC Faculty Assembly in a timely fashion.
c. To examine
any action taken respecting the AHC by the Board of Regents, the central
administration, or by another individual or body having any relationship with
d. To appoint or assist in appointing, when requested,
members of non-AHC Subcommittees.
e. Appoint members of the AHC FCC
f. To report regularly on any matters which, in its
judgment, should be brought to the attention of the AHC or specifically to the
attention and consideration of the AHC Faculty
ARTICLE III. AMENDING
An amendment to this Constitution shall be approved
either by a majority of all voting members present at a meeting, or by a
majority of all voting members of the AHC Faculty Assembly in an electronic
vote. An amendment shall be effective following approval by the AHC Faculty
ARTICLE IV. EFFECTIVE DATE OF
This Constitution shall take effect immediately
upon its approval by the AHC Faculty