This constitution establishes a framework for communication and collaboration among Medical School faculty members, students, professionals-in-training, administrators, and staff members by defining the roles, responsibilities, and organization of these various parties. It gives all members of the Medical School a voice in the affairs of the School, and defines the mechanisms for shared governance.
Visit council and committee webpages via links below.
- Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Council (APTC)
- Council of Graduate Students (CGS)
- Council of Postdoctoral Scholars
- Department Heads Council (DHC)
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council (DEIC)
- Duluth Faculty Council (DFC)
- Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) - see below
- Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC)
- Graduate Programs Council (GPC)
- Medical Student Admissions Committee (MSAC)
- Medical Student Education Committee (MSEC)
- Medical Student Scholastic Standing Committee (MSSSC)
- Research Council (RC)
The Faculty Assembly is an integral part of the Medical School. It opens doors for faculty to be engaged in its diverse affairs. Through the Faculty Assembly, faculty work collectively to pursue excellence and achieve the Medical School’s mission: to enhance the health of people by educating skilled, compassionate and socially responsible physicians.
The Faculty Assembly is responsible for all academic affairs and internal policies of the Medical School, including entrance requirements, curricula, instruction, examinations, grading, degrees and disciplinary matters not within the jurisdiction of the All-University Disciplinary Committee.
Meeting at least once a year, the Faculty Assembly also receives reports and recommendations from the various councils and committees established in the Medical School’s constitution and bylaws (See University's College Constitutions & Bylaws site).
2023 Faculty Assembly
Thursday, September 7, 2023
In Person & Zoom (Mayo Auditorium)
Agenda & Business Items (published Aug. 16, 2023)
Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) recommendation regarding approval of Dean's proposed amendments to the constitution and bylaws
Electronic vote will be sent to eligible faculty members following the Faculty Assembly.
Past Faculty Assemblies
Track Statement Task Forces
The Medical School has initiated three task forces to lead efforts to review and propose revisions to each respective Track Statement for criteria and review of tenure and/or promotion for faculty members. The task forces' efforts focus primarily on the following:
- Review of a respective track statement for the Medical School to provide consistency in promotion criteria in all areas
- Develop clear and consistent criteria for service activities, including diversity and inclusion, public engagement and mentoring at the department, college and university levels
- Identify gaps, if any, in the promotion criteria
Timeline: Each task force will review and make recommendations for review by the faculty, dean and provost, with a faculty vote anticipated as part of the 2024 Faculty Assembly.
See the list of respective task force members below and contact email@example.com with any questions.
Faculty Advisory Council
A subset of faculty serves on the Faculty Advisory Council. It advises the dean—frequently and often on short notice—on strategic planning, short and long-term goals, Medical School programs and more.
Members of the council are Medical School faculty members from the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses who were elected by their peers to the All-University Senate. Currently, more than 40 faculty from across the Medical School and its affiliates serve on the council.
Through the dean, the Faculty Advisory Council makes recommendations to the Medical School’s Department Heads Council, the Executive Faculty, and/or the Faculty Assembly. The council is responsible for joint consideration and implementation of educational, research and clinical programs. However, the council has no budgetary or fiscal authority, except when granted by the dean.
Council members serve as liaisons between research and clinical faculty and the Medical School leadership. They provide guidance, support and advocacy for the Medical School’s research and clinical missions. In addition, the council guides and advises the dean in these areas:
Developing and implementing short- and long-term goals
Developing methods of advocating for the Medical School in external communities
Providing the vision and support needed to improve the Medical School for its faculty, staff, students and alumni
Monitoring evolving state, national and international healthcare needs and identifying emerging directions for research, educational and clinical programs at the Medical School
Serving as a conduit between the dean and Faculty Advisory Council to each Medical School department
For questions related to Medical School governance, please reach out to your departmental representative or the chair or vice chair of the Faculty Advisory Council for more information. Members of the Faculty Advisory Council for 2023-24 include:
- Eric Bomberg - Department of Pediatrics
- Christy Boraas - Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
- Christina Boull - Department of Dermatology
- Aaron Corfield - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
- Robert Cormier - Department of Biomedical Sciences
- Marija Cvetanovic - Department of Neuroscience
- Mary Garry - Department of Medicine
- Raluca Gray - Department of Otolaryngology
- Ryan Hunter - Department of Microbiology & Immunology
- Muna Irfan - Department of Neurology
- Jessica Johnson - Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Christophe Lenglet - Department of Radiology
- Glenn P. Lobo - Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Neurosciences
- Pawel Mroz - Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- Shanti Narasimhan - (FAC Co-Chair) - Department of Pediatrics
- Douglas Ohlendorf - Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biophysics
- Madhuri Rao - Department of Surgery
- Kyriakie Sarafoglou - Department of Pediatrics
- Christopher Staley - Department of Surgery
- Carrie Ann Terrell - (FAC Chair) - Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Women's Health
- Alexandra Zagoloff - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Andrew Zinkel - Department of Emergency Medicine
- Dean's Response to the 2022 Recommendations for "What the Medical School Should Look Like Post-COVID" Abridged Version Report
- 2021-2022 FMLA Protected Leave of Absence & Workplace Accommodations Job Aid
- 2021-2022 Report: Improving Faculty, Student, and Staff Well-Being and Disability Inclusion: Focus on Faculty
- 2021-2022 Report: Improving Faculty, Student, and Staff Well-Being and Disability Inclusion: Focus on UME
- 2021-2022 Report: Improving Faculty, Student, and Staff Well-Being and Disability Inclusion: Focus on GME
- 2021-2022 Report: Disability Inclusion: Credentialing Language Update