Proposed Bylaws Amendments

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Proposed Bylaws Amendments
Faculty Council Meeting
May 26th, 2015
Wenlong Bai
Issues Raised about Bylaws
• Attendance Issue (Dr. Cuevas):
– Modification to the bylaws that permits removal of committee/subcommittee
members with unexcused absences. This is particularly important for
Curriculum, Medical Student Selection and ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE
REVIEW COMMITTEE committees.
• LCME review issues (Dr. Bognar):
Bylaws Committee
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
4:00-5:00 P.M.
GL 11 in the Group Learning area
(also known as MDL 1028A)
Video Conferencing Available
Dialing information: [email protected]
John Frosbutter assisted with the video setup
Phone: 813-974-3161
Mobile: 813-391-2352
Meeting Participants
• Committee members who attended the meeting are
Orhan Arslan, PhD, Wenlong Bai, PhD, Arzu Ilercil, MD,
Amarilis Sanchez-Valle, MD, and Gina Musolino, EdD.
• Eric Bean, DO, joined the meeting through video
conference from Lehigh Valley.
• Lisa Gamell, MD, was excused from the meeting due to
scheduling conflict.
• Dr. William S. Quillen, PT, DPT, PhD, FACSM, Associate
Dean, Professor & Director, School of Physical Therapy
& Rehabilitation Sciences was also present in the
meeting.
Changes to Address Attendance Issue
• The committee discussed the wording about the
proposed changes in bylaws to address attendance
issues and voted unanimously (6-0) to add the
following statements to Article VIII: ADMINISTRATIVE
COMMITTEES, Section I: GENERAL and Article IX:
POLICY COMMITTEES; Section I: GENERAL:
– All committee members shall make every effort to attend
each meeting. Committee or subcommittee members shall
be removed if attendance falls below 70% or 3 consecutive
committee meetings are missed; this does not apply to
excused absence as approved by the committee chair.
Changes Suggested by PT&RS
• Dr. Quillen explained the rationale behind the
changes in the bylaws suggested by the School
of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
Sciences. The committee discussed the
suggested changes and voted unanimously (60) to approve them.
• The changes are listed in next few slides
– (added: in red; deleted: strikethrough in blue)
Article V, Section II, THE VICE PRESIDENT
ARTICLE VIII. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES,
SECTION 4: ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEES
ARTICLE VIII. ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES
SECTION 5: COMMITTEE ON APPOINTMENT, PROMOTION
AND TENURE
ARTICLE IX. POLICY COMMITTEES
Section V, COMMITTEE ON PROFESSIONAL STUDENT AFFAIRS
ARTICLE IX. POLICY COMMITTEES
SECTION 6: COMMITTEE ON GRADUATE MEDICAL SCIENCES
EDUCATION AND GRADUATE STUDENT AFFAIRS
ARTICLE X. FACULTY COUNCIL COMMITTEES
SECTION 2: NOMINATING COMMITTEE
Issues for Next Meeting
• The committee briefly talked about the suggested
changes in the bylaws to address concerns raised
by recent LCME review and decided to postpone
the discussion to next meeting after the formal
LCME report is received.
• Issues about the lack of sufficient representation
of clinical faculty members in APT committee has
been raised. This will be discussed and address in
the next meeting.