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Faculty Governance

The faculty members of the Oakland University School of Medicine have certain responsibilities and privileges that operate through the system known as faculty governance. The philosophy and regulations on which faculty governance is based are in compliance with the standards set forth by the Liaison Committee for Medical Education and are described in the Constitution of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. The Bylaws of the Faculty are intended to supplement the Constitution.

The OUWB Faculty Handbook This handbook is written to orient members of the School of Medicine faculty to the School of Medicine’s mission, vision, values and goals, its administrative structure, organization, policies and procedures.

School of Medicine
Committees

 

Executive Committee
  • The Executive Committee shall assist and advise the Dean in the conduct of School business. It shall advise the Dean on the formulation and execution of School policies and shall transact such business as may be delegated to it by the Faculty. The Executive Committee shall have the responsibility to act on academic issues that transcend the responsibility of individual committees with special reference to student admission, appraisal, and promotion; faculty appointment and promotion; educational policy; and research policy. The Executive Committee will transmit and receive communications from the University Senate. Standing committees will report annually to the Dean and Executive Committee.

  • The Executive Committee of the Faculty Assembly shall consist of six elected regular members; the Dean and the Associate Deans, serving ex-officio, without vote. Three members will serve from clinical departments and three members will serve as members from the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Guests may be invited by the Dean or the Chair of the Executive Committee as deemed necessary for the proper conduct of business. The Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs will preside in the Dean’s absence. The Executive Committee from among its members shall elect a Vice-Chair annually. One student observer may sit with the Executive Committee. During discussions of faculty appointments/promotions, brought by the Chair of the Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure, the student observer shall be excused from the meeting.

  • The Executive Committee meets every other month except during the months of July and August.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Paul Misch, M.D., Department of Family Medicine


Ex-Officio Members


NamePosition
Jeffrey Devries, M.D., MPHAssociate Dean for Graduate Medical Education
Linda Gillum, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Robert McAuley, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Educational Information Technology
Lynda Misra, DO, M.Ed.Associate Dean for Undergraduate Clinical Education
Robert Noiva, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Medical Education
Angela Nuzzarello, M.D.Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Committee on Committees

The Committee on Committees shall report its recommendations to the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs for action. The Committee shall:

  1. Disseminate an annual Interest Survey to solicit nominations (self and other) for committee openings.
  2. Receive notification of any vacancies or attendance related concerns from the Vice Chair of each committee as they may occur.
  3. Prepare a slate of candidates for all elections of committee members of the Faculty or other eligible persons to standing committees of the School. For those appointments not subject to faculty elections, the Committee shall submit slates of candidates.
  4. Determine the number of faculty and students to serve on appropriate School committees.
  5. Advise the Dean on appointments of persons to fill temporary vacancies of standing committees. The Committee on Committees may be consulted by the Dean on other committee appointments.
  6. Periodically review the size and composition of all standing committees and recommend needed changes to the Faculty.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Donna Hoban, M.D., Department of Family Medicine


Ex-Officio Members


NamePosition
Robert Folberg, M.D.Founding Dean and Chief Medical Officer, Beaumont Health
Linda Gillum, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Committee for Admissions

The Dean shall appoint the Committee for Admissions, including appropriate ex-officio members, annually. The Admissions Committee has complete autonomy to offer invitations for admission to the School of Medicine and shall not be influenced by any means by individuals who do not have voting privileges on this committee. Attempts to influence the decisions of this committee shall be reported without delay to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and to the Dean of the School of Medicine where the matter will be investigated. The decisions of the Admissions Committee will be transmitted to the Assistant Dean for Admissions for action.

The Committee for Admissions shall:

  1. Formulate and recommend to the Dean and the Executive Committee the policies for student admission to the School of Medicine.
  2. Admit all students to the School of Medicine through processes based upon approved policies, such policies to relate to the establishment of:
    • Criteria and standards for the evaluation of candidates,
    • Procedures for application,
    • Procedures for the review of applications, and
    • Procedures for the acceptance of candidates.
  3. Formulate and recommend policy regarding the recruitment of students.
  4. Maintain records that permit continuing evaluation of policy and process regarding admissions.
  5. Develop the means of facilitating understanding of School policies and procedures among premedical advisors.
  6. May create a subcommittee to identify recipients for recruitment scholarships.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Danielle Turner-Lawrence, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine


Ex-Officio Members


NamePosition
Christina Grabowski, MSAAssistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Services
Angela Nuzzarello, M.D.Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee shall report its decisions to the Associate Dean for Medical Education. The Committee shall:

  1. Establish subcommittees to provide surveillance of the M1/M2 curriculum, M3/M4 curriculum, integration of curriculum across all four years, and curriculum evaluation. Each Subcommittee shall report to the Curriculum Committee monthly.
  2. Establish other subcommittees as required to maintain an excellent educational program that is compliant with accreditation standards.
  3. Establish minimum competencies expected for all graduates of the School of Medicine and monitor the effectiveness of the curricular and appraisal experiences and instruments adopted by the Programs to provide and to certify those competencies.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of the School of Medicine curriculum and the appraisal instruments used to monitor student progress through the curriculum.
  5. Ensure that the curriculum offered and appraisal instruments used meet requirements for Liaison Committee on Medical Education accreditation.
  6. Encourage, when appropriate, the Programs to work in a cooperative/collaborative manner in instructional efforts best served by collaborative efforts.
  7. Encourage, when appropriate, development of unique curricular endeavors appropriate to the environment in which each Program resides.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Judith Venuti, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences


Ex-Officio Members

NamePosition
Robert Noiva, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Medical Education

Student Performance Review Committee (SPRC)

The Student Performance Review Committee shall report its recommendations and decisions to the Associate Dean for Medical Education for action. The Committee shall:


  1. Review and make recommendations on policies regarding student progress, dismissal, or graduation.
  2. Make specific recommendations concerning the graduation of students.
  3. Report dismissals and reinstatements of students to the Dean.
  4. Make specific decisions regarding the advancement of students.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Daniel Menkes, M.D., Department of Neurology


Ex-Officio Members


NamePosition
Linda Gillum, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs
Lynda Misra, D.O., M.Ed.Associate Dean for Undergraduate Clinical Education
Robert Noiva, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Medical Education
Angela Nuzzarello, M.D.Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (CAPT)

The Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure shall report its recommendations for implementation to the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. The Committee on Appointments, Promotion and Tenure shall:

  1. Review and make recommendations concerning the School criteria for appointment, promotion or tenure within the academic ranks.
  2. Review and approve recommendations for appointment, promotion or tenure that are transmitted.
  3. Review and take action on the basis of adherence to the prescribed process, criteria, standards and format on recommendations for appointment, promotion and tenure of faculty to associate professor and professor ranks. Such actions will be reported to the Dean.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: George Williams, M.D., Department of Opthalmology


Ex-Officio Members


NamePosition
Linda Gillum, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Committee on Research

The Committee on Research committee shall report its recommendations to the Associate Dean for Research and the Dean who will review and implement policy. The Committee shall:

  1. Advise the Dean concerning the administration of general purpose research grants in the School.
  2. Actively solicit nominations for such awards.
  3. Encourage procurement of institutional general research funds.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Robert Swor, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine


Ex-Officio Members


NamePosition
Robert Folberg, M.D.Founding Dean and Chief Medical Officer, Beaumont Health

Committee on Faculty Recognition

The Committee on Faculty Recognition shall report its recommendations to the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs. The Committee on Faculty Recognitions shall recommend to the Dean recipients for honors and awards and may establish other means of recognizing meritorious faculty.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Judith Venuti, PH.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences


Ex-Officio Members


NamePosition
Robert Folberg, M.D.Founding Dean and Chief Medical Officer, Beaumont Health
Linda Gillum, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Committee on Student Awards

The Committee on Student Awards shall report its recommendations to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs. The committee shall:

  1. Select recipients of awards for presentation at commencement, convocation, and upon other occasions as requested by the Dean.
  2. Identify and make known to the Dean, the faculty and the student body of the School those students who have achieved outstanding records and make specific recommendations regarding academic honors.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Nancy Bulgarelli, MSLS, Department of Biomedical Sciences


Ex-Officio Members


NamePosition
Angela Nuzzarello, M.D.Associate Dean for Student Affairs

Committee on Student Research

The Committee on Student Research shall report its recommendations to the Associate Dean for Research and the Associate Dean for Medical Education, who will review, approve and implement policy. The committee shall:

  1. Advise the Dean concerning issues related to research and other scholarly endeavors by students.
  2. Oversee policies regarding the administration, support and evaluation of student research and scholarly endeavors in conjunction with the research administrative offices of Oakland University and the Beaumont Health.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Dwayne Baxa, Ph.D., Department of Biomedical Sciences


Ex Officio Members:


NamePosition
Robert Folberg, M.D.Founding Dean and Chief Medical Officer, Beaumont Health
Robert Noiva, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Medical Education

Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee will report its recommendations and decisions to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs, in consultation with the Vice Dean for Business and Administration, for administration of the scholarships. Ex-Officio members will include the Senior Director of Development, Associate Director of Financial Aid or the Assistant Dean for Medical Student Admissions and Financial Services and Vice Dean for Business and Administration. The Scholarship Committee shall:

  1. Carefully review the scholarship applications submitted and selects the most deserving recipient(s) based on the donor-established criteria.
  2. Establish subcommittees as appropriate to accomplish its goals.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.


Ex Officio Members:


NamePosition
Richard Kelley, MBASenior Director of Development
Christina Grabowski, MSAAssistant Dean for Admissions and Financial Services
Cheryl Verbruggen, MSAVice Dean for Business and Administration

Faculty Due Process Committee

Members of the Faculty Due Process committee must all serve at the rank of Full Professor (or Associate Professor if in absence of not enough Full Professors). The committee shall review written complaints regarding a faculty member. In non-student complaints, the committee will make a determination on whether the matter is appropriate for review, or refer the matter to the appropriate governing body. If the committee deems that the written complaint has merit, the committee shall conduct hearings and proceedings as are necessary to make a written recommendation to the Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs, and the Dean.

In complaints related to the violation of the Teacher Learner Relationship policy, The Faculty Due Process Committee shall ensure the appointed ad hoc committee also followed that due process. It shall not re-review the contents of the complaint.

*As outlined by the Bylaws of the Faculty of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.



Committee Chair: Duane Mezwa, M.D., Department of Diagnostic Radiology


Ex Officio Members:


NamePosition
Robert Folberg, M.D.Founding Dean and Chief Medical Officer, Beaumont Health
Linda Gillum, Ph.D.Associate Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

 

Faculty Assembly

 

October 28, 2015


Faculty Assembly Meeting Minutes