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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
   
 
  Oct 18, 2017
 
 
    
Manual of Procedure

Article III. Committees



1.0 General Statement:

There shall be standing and special committees with appropriate representation from the Clinical Sciences Departments of the School of Medicine, the Basic Sciences Departments of the School of Medicine, and, where appropriate, the School of Allied Health Professions. Permanent records of committee reports to the quarterly General Faculty meetings shall be kept in the Dean’s Office. (These reports shall be available to the Faculty upon written request.)

2.0 Types of Committees

2.1 School of Medicine Standing Committees.

2.1.1

Standing Committees shall be appointed annually by the Dean of the School of Medicine. The members shall ordinarily serve a term of three years or less in a staggered fashion.

2.1.2

Faculty members shall be confirmed by the Dean after review of nominations provided by the Committee on Committees.

2.1.3

The Committee on Committees is charged with the responsibility for recommending to the Dean the persons to serve on the several standing committees of the Faculty. The overall composition of the Committee on Committees consists of members of the general faculty with a cross representation among Departments, a Department Head representing the Administrative Council and including one representative from the Elected Faculty Council. For committees requiring School of Allied Health Professions representation, a representative from the School of Allied Health Professions will be included.

2.2 School of Graduate Studies Standing Committees.

2.2.1 The Graduate Advisory Council is the standing committee of the School of Graduate Studies.

2.2.1.1. Membership

Members of the Graduate Advisory Council include the Heads of the Basic Sciences Departments in the School of Medicine; the Graduate Coordinator from each of the Basic Sciences Departments; two faculty members elected, at large, from the Graduate Faculty; one graduate student, elected from the Graduate Student Council; and the Director of the Cooperative Masters Program with LSU-Shreveport. All members shall be voting members except for the student and the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies.

2.2.1.2 Meetings

The Graduate Advisory Council meetings will be called by the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies, as needed, or at the request of a member of the Council. Minutes of the meeting shall be recorded by the Secretary in the Office of Graduate Studies and maintained in the Office of Graduate Studies. The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies chairs the meetings.

2.2.1.3 Meeting Agendas

The Dean of the School of Graduate Studies will set the agenda for the meetings and distribute it to the members of the Council at least two weeks before a scheduled meeting. Agenda items may be added by any member of the Council by request to the Dean.

2.2.1.4 Duties

The Graduate Advisory Council advises the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies on matters pertaining to Graduate School curriculum, stipends, admissions and other issues of Graduate School policy.

2.3 School of Allied Health Professions Standing Committees

2.3.1

Standing Committees shall be appointed annually by the Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions in consultation with the President of the Delegate Assembly. Appointments shall be for a period of one year and may be renewed.

2.3.2

Committees shall develop a charter based on assignments from the Dean and shall review the charter annually.

2.3.3

All committee members shall be evaluated annually by the committee chairperson and likewise all committee chairpersons shall be evaluated annually by the committee members. Results of these evaluations are shared with the Dean and President of the Delegate Assembly and used in determining committee assignments for the next year.

2.4 Special Committees.

2.4.1

Special Committees may be created by the President of the University, the Chancellor, the Deans, the Faculty Senate, or the Faculty leadership. They will be given their charge by the appointing authority.

2.4.2

The term of the committee may be designated by the appointing authority or continuous until the task is completed.

3.0 Officers

Each Committee shall have a Chair, a Secretary, and such other officers as may be designated by the appointing authority. In the absence of any designation, the committee shall elect its own officers.

4.0 Reports

4.1

Special Committees shall report in writing to their appointing authority. A special committee may also report its progress on its own initiative or upon request of the appointing authority.

4.2

Standing Committees shall report to the Faculty at least annually, or on their own initiative, or on request of the Faculty, the Administrative Council or the Dean.