Faculty Senate Bylaws, Article IV., Section 5

B. ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER FACULTY CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

The Academic Health Center Faculty Consultative Committee shall represent the faculty at large in the Academic Health Center and not the individual institutes, colleges, schools, or departments.

Membership

The AHC FCC shall be composed of eight faculty members as follows: three from the Medical School (one from Basic Sciences, one from Clinical Sciences, and one from the School of Medicine, UMD) and one each from Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and Veterinary Medicine. Members shall be nominated and elected by the colleges’ faculty governance committees.

In case of a faculty vacancy, the remaining members of the Academic Health Center Faculty Consultative shall fill the vacancy, by majority vote, with an interim appointment until the next general election.

The committee has the authority to identify ex officio representation as it deems necessary and appropriate.

The Academic Health Center Faculty Consultative Committee shall elect its chair from amongst its members for a one-year term of office. The chair shall be eligible for re-election to that position.

Duties and Responsibilities

Steering

a. To meet at least monthly to discuss matters of concern to the faculty.

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 the subcommittees.

c. The chair shall meet each semester with the chair of the AHC Student Consultative Committee to discuss issues of concern to both faculty and students, and the two committees shall meet jointly as deemed necessary by the chairs.

d. To advise the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences on procedures for making administrative appointments and to participate in the selection process.

e. To create and terminate all subcommittees of the AHC FCC.

Executive

a. To serve as a deliberative body of the AHC Faculty Assembly on all major items it deems necessary and appropriate and to 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 when it would not be possible to convene a special meeting of the AHC Faculty Assembly in a timely fashion.

c. 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 Assembly.

d. 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 the University.


(updated: 5/11/10)


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