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
The AHC FCC shall be composed of 8 faculty members as follows: 3 from the Medical School (one from Basic Sciences, one from Clinical Sciences, and one from the School of Medicine, UMD) and 1 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 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.
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
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
e. To create and terminate all subcommittees of the
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
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
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