President-Elect of the Faculty (Three-Year commitment, one person elected per year).
This faculty member serves one year as President-Elect, one year as President, and one year as Past-President. During both these years and the year following their term as President, this person serves on the Faculty Steering Committee.
The President-Elect of the FSC shall:
- Attend Faculty and Steering Committee meetings
- Represent the School of Medicine faculty by serving as a Unit Representatives to the IUPUI Faculty Council (provided he/she is eligible by the IUPUI Constitution for such office)
- Chair the Nominations Committee
- Unless a conflict of interest occurs, serve on the IUSM Faculty Grievance Advisory Committee when that committee is convened
Secretary-Elect of the Faculty (Two-Year commitment, one person elected per year).
This faculty member serves one year as Secretary-Elect and the following year as Secretary of the Faculty of the School of Medicine. During both of these years, this person serves on the Faculty Steering Committee.
The Secretary-Elect of the FSC shall:
- Assist the Secretary as needed
- Represent the School of Medicine faculty through serving as a Unit Representatives to the IUPUI Faculty Council (provided he/she is eligible by the IUPUI Constitution for such office)
Department Representatives (Two-Year commitment).
A representative from each department will be elected to the FSC by the eligible voting members of that department. Those departments with >100 faculty may appoint an additional representative for each additional 100 faculty (i.e. 1-199 faculty = 1 representative; 200-299 = 2 representatives; 300-399 = 3 representatives, etc.)
- Only faculty with primary appointments in their Departments may run for election and vote for their representatives.
- Department representatives may be full-time or part-time faculty members, as defined in Article III,section A.
- They are responsible for communicating FSC initiatives to their peers and likewise responsible for bringing the concerns of their peers to the FSC.
- Members may serve more than one term.
- The number of faculty in each Department will be determined from the yearly IUSM census done in October.
Regional Campus Representative on Faculty Steering Committee (Two-Year Term, two elected per year).
These four faculty members must be eligible voting members at one of the Regional Medical Education Campuses. They will represent their respective campus by region: North (Northwest, South Bend); East (Fort Wayne, Muncie); South (Bloomington, Evansville); West (Terre Haute, West Lafayette). For elections in an odd year, the representatives from the North and West Regions shall be elected. For elections in an even year, the representatives from the South and East regions shall be elected. (Two-Year Term, two people elected per year). Regional Representatives cannot simultaneously serve as a Departmental Representative during the term for which they are elected. During the election period, faculty members appointed on a regional medical education campus will vote for a Regional Representative, but will not also vote for a Departmental Representative. This ensures that all voting faculty members across the state will get one vote for a representative.
IUPUI Faculty Council Unit Representative (Two-Year Term).
One faculty member elected to represent the IU School of Medicine on the IUPUI Faculty Council (IFC) will also be selected by the IUSM Faculty President of the FSC to serve on the FSC. Unit representatives are elected for two-year terms. Eligibility requirements are set by the IFC.
Indiana University Faculty Council Nomination
The faculty member in this role is put forward by the IUSM Faculty President to run for the University Faculty Council. This faculty member would represent the IU School of Medicine; elected members may serve two consecutive two-year terms. If this nominated faculty member does not get elected to the UFC, he/she will not serve on the FSC. Eligibility requirements are set by the UFC.
Standing Committee Representatives
Two faculty are elected per year for each IUSM standing committee. All faculty elected to standing committees serve two year terms.
Academic Standards Committee.
The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) of IUSM is charged by the CCSC with implementing a systematic evaluation process for the curricular components (courses and clerkships) of the medical education program to ensure adherence to the IUSM Institutional Learning Objectives and curricular policy; comparability of instruction, assessment, and outcomes; and equivalency in grading.Eligibility: Tenure or non-tenure track faculty. Tenure or non-tenure track faculty.
The goals of the Admissions Committee of the Indiana University School of Medicine are to select those applicants who possess the strong academic abilities and personal characteristics necessary to become caring, compassionate physicians, and to build an entering medical class that reflects the diversity of Indiana. There are also student representatives to this committee.Tenure or non-tenure track faculty.
The Awards Committee is responsible for managing the process of selecting recipients for the School’s two major awards: the Steven C. Beering award for Advancement of Biomedical Science; and the Mark Brothers Award. In addition, the Committee is responsible for identifying significant external awards for which SOM faculty will be nominated as viable candidates. This includes major national awards and competitive grant nominations (such as Howard Hughes, Burroughs Wellcome), as well as local honors, including IBJ awards, local organizations, etc. Whenever there is a restriction in the number of candidates that can be nominated per School, the Committee will conduct the selection process and recommend a nominee/s. Tenure or non-tenure track faculty.
Biomedical Research Committee.
The Biomedical Research Committee assists the faculty and advises the administration in the provision of a stimulating environment for creative scholarship. The committee recommends methods of enhancing the worth of individual protocols or research programs, encourages innovation, stimulates new investigative endeavors, fosters interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches, and provides counsel on the identification and wide use of institutional resources. The Biomedical Research Committee is charged with the scientific review of research grants that are submitted for the Biomedical Research Grants, Research Enhancement Grants or Showalter Trust funding mechanisms.
Members of the committee should have an extramurally funded research program and experience both in writing and submitting external grant proposals. The members of the committee are expected to review between 6-10 grants each year. Tenure or non-tenure track faculty.
The Curriculum Council Steering Committee is the faculty body that manages the medical curriculum for the Indiana University School of Medicine through oversight of its design, implementation and management of the School’s curriculum at all campuses. The CCSC sets curricular policy for education and has oversight responsibility for ensuring compliance and comparability. The CCSC reviews data at specified intervals to monitor and evaluate the curriculum as a whole and makeinformed decisions to enhance, coordinate, and ensure coherence of the educational program. The CCSC will have a member from each Regional Campus. Tenure or non-tenure track faculty.
Community Relations Committee.
The Faculty Community Relations Committee recognizes that the faculty, staff and students of the Indiana University School of Medicine are affected by, and have an effect on, their surrounding neighborhoods and the broader Indiana community. The committee promotes the resources and the various educational, research and clinical programs of the School of Medicine, enhancing the health and the quality of life in the community and on the school’s campuses. Tenure or non-tenure track faculty.
Faculty Development Coordinating Committee (FDCC).
The mission and purpose of the Faculty Development Coordinating Committee is to inform the strategic plan for faculty development by actively engaging with FAPDD. This includes evaluation of policies, assistance in reaching a broader group of faculty and the development of novel programs and/or policies crucial for the maintenance of high levels of faculty vitality at IUSM. Tenure or non-tenure track faculty.
Lecturers and Clinical Rank Faculty Promotions Committee.
This committee reviews and makes recommendations concerning lecturer and clinical rank faculty dossiers submitted for promotion and/or awarding of a long-term appointment contract. Committee members are expected to familiarize themselves with School and Campus tenure and promotion requirements, to be prepared to discuss anywhere from 20 to 60 dossiers that have been submitted, and to serve as the primary or secondary reviewer of a few dossiers assigned by the committee chair. This involves a written review which the member presents to the rest of the committee. Non-tenure track faculty at full professor rank holding the long-term contract only.
Promotion and Tenure Committee.
This committee reviews and votes on tenure track faculty dossiers submitted for tenure and/or promotion, and on progress toward tenure for those faculty members receiving their 3-year and 5 year reviews. Committee members are expected to familiarize themselves with School and Campus tenure and promotion requirements, to be prepared to discuss anywhere from 20 to 60 dossiers that have been submitted, and to serve as the primary or secondary reviewer of a few dossiers assigned by the committee chair. This involves a written review which the member presents to the rest of the committee. Tenured faculty at full professor rank only.
Student Promotions Committee.
This committee reviews the academic progress of our students and considers individual issues of academic probation, non-progression regarding competency curriculum, or withdrawal/dismissal from the school for failure to maintain academic standards. There are also student representatives to this committee. Tenure or non-tenure track faculty.