Please Review the New Draft Constitution and Bylaws
Current constitution (Amended April 2021)
- Questions and Feedback Received
- Medical School Constitution & Bylaws Task Force Presentation
The new constitution and bylaws will be presented to the faculty assembly scheduled May 19, 2021. The faculty vote will happen immediately after the faculty assembly, and will be open for 15 days.
Notice: Special Faculty Assembly April 9, 2021
Amendment to Current Constitution: Approved
Executive Vice President and Provost Croson has approved the Medical School's proposed amendment to the current constitution. The revised version will be posted soon on the University Policy Library’s College Constitutions and Bylaws page, which hosts the official copies of the college constitutions.
Annual Faculty Assembly May 19, 2021
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.
View the 2021 program agenda here.
2020 Faculty Assembly & Vote
2019 Faculty Assembly & Vote
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 2019-2020 include:
- Jerica Berge - Department of FMCH
- Eric Bomberg, Department of Pediatrics (co-chair)
- Christina Boull, Department of Dermatology
- Lihsia Chen, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology, and Development
- Aaron Corfield - Department of Orthopedic Surgery
- Erhan Dincer - Department of Medicine
- Christen Ebens, Department of Pediatrics
- Tim Emory, Department of Radiology
- Janet Fitzakerley, Department of Biomedical Sciences (co-chair)
- Mary Garry - Department of Medicine
- Rahel Ghebre, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health
- Geoff Ghose, Department of Neuroscience
- Andrew Grande, Department of Neurosurgery
- Bharathi Jagadeesan, Department of Radiology
- Kristen Jones, Department of Neurosurgery
- Tae Kim, Department of Anesthesiology
- Kristina Krohn - Department of Medicine
- Matt Kushner, Department of Psychiatry
- Paula Ludewig, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
- Stephanie Misono, Department of Otolarygology
- Pawel Mroz, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- Taj Mustapha - Department of Medicine
- Shanti Narasimhan - Department of Pediatrics
- Elizabeth Neil, Department of Neurology
- Kristin Nichol, Department of Medicine; Minneapolis VA Health Care System
- Kirsten Nielsen, Department of Microbiology
- Kendra Nordgren, Department of Biomedical Sciences
- Mary Owen, Department of Family Medicine and Biobehavioral Health
- Emilian Racila, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
- Teresa Rose-Hellekant, Department of Biomedical Sciences
- Kyriakie Sarafoglou, Department of Pediatrics
- Brian Sick, Department of Medicine
- Steven Stovitz - Department of FMCH
- Guisheng Song, Department of Medicine
- Clifford Steer, Department of Medicine
- Martin Stillman, Department of Medicine; Hennepin County Medical Center
- Subbaya Subramanian, Department of Surgery
- Phu Tran, Department of Pediatrics
- John Wagner - Department of Pediatrics
- Steven Wu, Department of Integrative Biology & Physiology
- Alexandra Zagoloff - Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
- Andrew Zinkel, Department of Emergency Medicine
MeetingsAll upcoming FAC meetings for the 2020-2021 academic year can be found on the Events and Deadlines page.
- Faculty Advisory Sub-Committee Report on Tenure in the Medical School
- Dean's Response to the FAC Tenure Subcommittee Report
FAC Diversity/Inclusion Working Group