Name of Council
Council on Education
The Council shall consist of 8 faculty members, one predoctoral student, one postdoctoral student, one School of Dental Medicine (SDM) department head, the Associate Dean for Dental
Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean for Dental Clinical Affairs, and the Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Medicine. Each of the three SDM clinical departments will be
represented by two faculty members, and the seven basic science departments will be represented by a total of two faculty members. All Council members shall have voting privileges. The
Council shall elect a chairperson from among its SDM faculty members, including those holding administrative positions.
Faculty Council members shall be elected by the faculty of their respective departments. The elections will be held in June, and the elected faculty member will assume his/her
duties on July 1. One representative from each SDM department will be elected each year, and will serve a term of two years. No faculty member may serve more than three consecutive
terms. The SDM department head representative shall be selected by the three department heads, and must not be a member of any other SDM Senate Council. The student members will be
selected by the Associate Dean for Dental Academic Affairs. The Council members must have appropriate expertise and interest in education, and must communicate the activities,
recommendations and decisions of the Council to their departmental colleagues.
This Council reports to the SDM Senate. Council activities and recommendations will be communicated regularly to the SDM administration. The Council chairperson will meet with the
Senate Steering Committee at least quarterly to report on the Councils' activities. Minutes of the Council meetings, recommendations and decisions of the Council will be posted on the
Senate website which will be accessible to all faculty, and to enrolled students/residents.
This Council will meet at least monthly to oversee the development, modification, evaluation and measurement of educational programs at all levels: predoctoral, postdoctoral,
continuing, and other related programs in the SDM. The Council is, thus, authorized to recommend policies and procedures for educational programs, admission, evaluation and promotion
of students. The Council also may recommend the development or elimination of courses as the requirements of students, the SDM, and the profession change with time. To aid in its
charge, the Council may appoint subcommittees (e.g., Predoctoral Education, Postdoctoral Education, Continuing Education, and Educational Review) composed of faculty members and
administrators with appropriate expertise and students from appropriate constituencies. The Chairperson of the Council on Education will serve as liaison to the Offices of Faculty
Development and Continuing and Community Education in the School of Medicine.
Implementation of policies and procedures established by the Senate will be the responsibility of the Dean, who may elect to charge administrative committees or staff with specific
tasks. These administrative committees may, at the discretion of the Dean, include members of the Senate or its Councils or committees. Senate representation serves as a conduit
between related Councils and committees, and ensures that implementation strategies employed by administration are consistent with the policies and direction set by the Senate.
Approved by Board of Trustees: June 11, 2007.