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Presidential Advisory Committee | Faculty Committee on Appointments and Promotion |  
Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee

School of Medicine Faculty Relations Committee

Term: 3 years
Eligibility: Two members are department Chairs and two members are senior faculty at the level of Associate Professor or Professor. Chair members are elected by the Council of Chairs. Faculty members are elected by the faculty by ballot vote. Members should be wise, thoughtful, deliberative, mature, knowledgeable about University and School policies, and capable of considering and analyzing complex faculty issues and evidence in view of policies and rendering sound ethical and professional advice.
Duties: The Faculty Relations Committee is not a decision-making body but is advisory to the Dean on very important matters involving faculty that are assigned to it by the Dean. The committee meets as required.

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Emory University Senate

Term: 3 years. An elected member may not serve successive terms.
Eligibility: School of Medicine members of the Senate are elected by majority ballot vote by the full-time Faculty. Regular, full-time faculty, including department Chairs and academic deans who hold regular, full-time faculty appointments, are eligible. The Senate Bylaws do not specify that School of Medicine members of the Senate must be tenured; however, at least one School of Medicine member of the Senate must hold primary faculty appointment in a basic science department. Since the Senate considers and votes on matters of great importance to the School and to the University, the School expects members to be broadly knowledgeable about and interested in such matters, credible not only among their own faculty but also among members of the Senate, articulate, committed to regular attendance at and participation in Senate meetings and subcommittees, and willing and able to communicate with their constituency at all levels and School of Medicine locations to seek opinions and give information. University Senate members also comprise the Faculty Council.
Duties: See Bylaws of the University Senate at the University web site, Article III. Briefly, the Senate considers and makes recommendations about matters of general interest to all in the University; reviews changes in policies and new policies of general University interest; makes recommendations about honorary degrees; and makes recommendations about any matter assigned by the President or Board of Trustees. The Senate and Faculty Council meet separately once a month.

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Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC)

Term: 3 years. A member is eligible to serve a second consecutive term but may not be re-elected for a third term until she/he has not been a member for a period of at least two years.
Eligibility: “At a minimum, persons selected to serve on the PAC shall hold the rank of full professor with tenure. In addition, they shall have had significant experience in evaluating candidates for tenure and promotion. This experience would ordinarily be evidenced by service on school-level committees that review files of candidates.” The Dean, after consulting with the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Committee on Appointments and Promotions, sends forward two names of qualified faculty willing to serve for each open position. PAC consists of 12 elected members. Three are from the School of Medicine, at least one of whom must be a basic scientist who also has an appointment in the Graduate School. Voting in the School of Medicine is by the tenured faculty; election is conducted by the Provost’s Office.
Duties: PAC reviews all proposed appointments and promotions in the University that carry tenure and provides advice to the President and Board of Trustees. The committee meets monthly during the academic year.

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School of Medicine Faculty Committee on Appointments and Promotion (FCAP)

Term: 3 years
Eligibility: Beginning 2013-2014, promotions are reviewed by two committees: one that reviewed and votes on tenure/research track promotions (FCAP TT/RT) (8 members) and a second that votes on clinical/medical educator and service track promotions (FCAP CT/MEST) (14 members). Regular, full-time School of Medicine faculty at the level of Associate Professor or Professor excluding department Chairs and Interim/Acting Chairs are eligible for appointment to one of these committees. Members do not serve on both committees simultaneously. Members are expected to be competent and rigorous in their disciplines. Membership includes expertise in scientific disciplines, teaching, and professional service. Committee membership is widely representative of the departments and is diverse in gender and race. Nominees are submitted by the department Chairs (and for this reason, any faculty who are interested in membership should convey this to their department Chairs). Members are appointed by the Dean in consultation with the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs. Members must be committed to attendance at and participation in the meetings of the Committee and must be willing to accept and perform numerous careful and confidential reviews of faculty candidates.
Duties: The committee reviews all appointments and promotions on all tracks at the level of Associate Professor and Professor and provides a recommendation to the Dean of the School of Medicine. This Committee is considered to be among the most prestigious in the School. The committee meets twice a month for two hours.

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Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee

Term: 3 years
Eligibility: Regular full-time faculty elected by majority vote of entire faculty. Committee comprises both junior and senior faculty. Current open positions are for senior faculty only.
Duties: This committee serves as a liaison between the faculty-at-large and the Dean. The Dean includes this committee in discussions of major strategic plans and initiatives. In turn, the committee is responsible for bringing to the attention of the Dean issues facing the faculty.

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