The following committees are populated by Saint Louis University School of Medicine full-time faculty members through election.
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.
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.
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.
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 (PDF) serves a term of three years. The general faculty elects one full-time faculty member.
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.
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.