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Elected Committees

The following committees are populated by School of Medicine full-time faculty members through election.

Faculty Affairs Committee

The Faculty Affairs Committee shall serve as the committee on committees, appointing faculty, based on self- and peer-nominations to serve on all standing committees of the School of Medicine, or other University committees; the committee shall serve as a nominating committee for those committees requiring general faculty elections, such as the Executive Committee of the Medical School, the Executive Committee of the Faculty Assembly, the FAC, the Faculty Senate, and Faculty Secretary. The committee shall recommend to the Dean the formation of additional standing committees as deemed appropriate by changes in the conduct or climate of medical education, biomedical research, and clinical practice.

The general faculty shall elect seven at-large members from the full-time ranked faculty: no fewer than two members from the basic sciences faculty, and no fewer than four members from the full-time clinical faculty.

The committee shall meet at least six times per year.

Committee Members

Council of Faculty and Academic Societies (CFAS) 

The Council of Faculty and Academic Societies represents U.S. medical school faculty and academic societies within the AAMC. They address issues of faculty resilience and vitality, NIH funding and research support, GME support and advocacy, faculty identity and development, healthy equity and diversity, and faculty professional development and training.

Members serve a term of three years. The general faculty elects one at-large member from the full-time faculty who is within 10 years of their faculty appointment.

The council meets in the fall at the annual AAMC meeting and in the spring at an annual CFAS/ORR meeting.

Committee Members

Executive Committee of the Faculty Assembly

The Executive Committee of the Faculty Assembly (ECFA) shall advise and make recommendations to the Dean of the School of Medicine, the Dean’s designee, or other members of the administration, as appropriate, with regard to the sense of the Faculty Assembly, as substantiated through electronic communications as supported on the Faculty Assembly website and/or the minutes of the Faculty Assembly, on any and all matters pertaining to the academic life of the faculty of the School of Medicine, including but not limited to education, research, and medical practice. 

Members serve a term of three years. The Faculty Secretary is a standing member of the ECFA.  At least six additional Faculty Assembly members (at least 2/3 clinical faculty) will be elected by the faculty to the ECFA.  This executive group then chooses a President. All executive committee members shall be elected by the membership of the Faculty Assembly. The Faculty Secretary shall be responsible for keeping the minutes of meetings of the Faculty Assembly and of the ECFA.

Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month.

Committee Members

Executive Committee of the School of Medicine
 

The Executive Committee of the School of Medicine serves as an advisory and consultative body to the Dean.

The Executive Committee of the School of Medicine shall consist of all departmental chairs, the Faculty Secretary, and six members elected from the ranked faculty as follows: two basic science faculty, three full-time clinical faculty and one adjunct, part-time or voluntary faculty member.

The Committee shall meet once each month, except for July and August, with the Dean presiding.

Committee Members

Faculty Secretary
 

The Faculty Secretary assists the Dean with the creation of the quarterly General Faculty Meeting agendas, works with the Committee on Faculty Affairs in the creation and distribution of the faculty ballot, and serves as a voting member on the Executive Committee of the School of Medicine.

The Faculty Secretary serves a term of three years. The general faculty elects one full-time faculty member.

Faculty Senate
 

The Faculty Senate serves as the University-wide representative body for the faculty at Saint Louis University. It provides the foundation for shared governance on matters touching the academic mission of the University as a whole. Senators serve as representatives of their constituent academic units, but also as University citizens. 

Senators serve a term of three years. The general faculty elect 14 full-time faculty members from the School of Medicine.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month.

Committee Members

University Committee on Academic Rank and Tenure (UCART)

The University Committee on Academic Rank and Tenure considers and recommends to the Provost nominations for promotion and the awarding of tenure. 

Members serve a term of three years. The general faculty elects one full-time faculty member from the School of Medicine. Members are ordinarily tenured Professors.

The committee meets five to six times between the months of December-March.

Committee Members