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Standing Committees

The Standing Committees of the Faculty Assembly carry out the work of the Faculty to enhance the education, research, and service missions of the School.

The membership composition, duties, and jurisdiction of each Standing Committee is dictated by the Bylaws of the SMHS.

Committee on M.D. Program Admissions
The Committee on M.D. Program Admissions shall be responsible for making decisions regarding accepting students into the M.D. program and shall recommend changes to the rules and standards for the selection and admission of students to the Executive Committee.

Committee on Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure (APT)
The APT Committee shall be responsible for reviewing and recommending, for the Dean’s approval, faculty appointments or promotions in the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor, in both tenure and non-tenure accruing appointments. The APT Committee shall also review specific and special cases based on the referral by the Dean and shall review the SMHS, “Guidelines for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure” for approval by the Dean and Faculty Assembly.

Committee on Health Sciences Curricula
The Committee on Health Sciences Curricula shall advise the Dean and provide oversight regarding matters pertaining to program and curricular development within the Health Sciences Program. This committee shall consider all matters of undergraduate and graduate health sciences education, including new program and course proposals, major changes in existing programs and courses, and other matters significantly affecting the curriculum.

Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education Curriculum (CUMEC)
The CUMEC shall advise the Dean and provide oversight on the establishment and review of the goals, objectives, and evaluation of the undergraduate medical education program.

Committee on Health Sciences Student Evaluation
In accordance with the Student Handbook for Health Sciences Program, the Committee on Health Sciences Student Evaluation shall serve as the principal body to evaluate, advise, and provide oversight for matters pertaining to the academic and professional performance of students in the health sciences.

Committee on Research
The Committee on Research shall develop policies and procedures to foster and promote research; serve as an advisory body to the Dean of SMHS for the allocation of fiscal and other resources in support of research; receive and review applications for intramural research support; and recommend faculty for awards in recognition of outstanding research activities.

Committee on Masters and Doctorate Graduate Programs
The Committee on Masters and Doctorate Graduate Programs shall make recommendations pertaining to the masters and doctorate degree programs and their integration with other health programs and schools. It shall also serve as the liaison between SMHS and other graduate and non-graduate programs.

Committee on the Learning Environment
The Committee on the Learning Environment (CLE) shall advise the Dean and provide oversight of the learning environment for students and residents at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  

Committee on Medical Student Evaluation (MSEC)
In accordance with the Regulations for M.D. Candidates, the MSEC shall provide oversight on all matters related to the evaluation, and advancement for promotion for the graduation of medical students. The MSEC will be responsible for evaluating students referred by the Dean’s office for academic difficulties, allegations of honor code violations and/or issues of professional comportment. The MSEC will review and, as necessary, recommend revisions to the Regulations for M.D. Candidates to the Executive Committee.