Standing Committees


Participation & Terms 

Participation in any standing committee is limited to medical school faculty with an appointment of 0.5 FTE or greater who meets the requirements of the committee. Invitations seeking interests to participate in Standing Committees are sent by the Office of Administration and Faculty Affairs each Spring. The Committee on Committees is responsible for reviewing submissions and nominating standing committee members, which are then reviewed and approved by the Dean for appointment to the standing committees.

Standing Committee members shall be elected for a full term of three years and may be re-elected for one successive full term. The duration of service by members of standing committees, including service as chair, shall not exceed two consecutive full terms.

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Committee Descriptions

Admissions Committee

The Admissions Committee is responsible for evaluating student applicants for Medical School admission. Members typically interview weekly during the interview season (September to December) and also meet weekly (September to January) to review candidates. Members are requested to interview at least two applicants, preferably three, each interview date throughout the interview season. Serious time commitment. Material is distributed electronically for interviews and committee meetings.

The Admissions Committee will have 30 members, excluding ex-officio appointees, Committee Chair and/or Committee Vice-Chair.

Requirement for this Committee includes previous experience as an ad-hoc interviewer.


Compensation Committee

The purpose of the Compensation Committee is to advise the Dean on matters related to faculty compensation. Committee meets monthly.

The Compensation Committee will have 9 members, excluding ex-officio appointees, Committee Chair(s) and Department Chairs.


Continuing Medical Education Committee

The purpose of the Continuing Medical Education Committee is to discuss ongoing educational needs of faculty and act as an advisory committee with regard to strategic direction for the overall Continuing Medical Education program.

The Continuing Medical Education Committee will have 15 members, excluding ex-officio appointees.


Curriculum Committee

The Curriculum Committee is responsible for the overall design, management and evaluation of the Medical School curriculum. The Committee meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Curriculum Committee will have 28 (+/-2) members, excluding ex-officio appointees and/or Committee Chair(s).


Diversity Committee

The purpose of the Diversity Committee is to work towards aligning Medical School recruitment and retention efforts with the UTHealth Strategic Goal of developing and sustaining a diverse and inclusive academic and administrative work force. We foster a community of faculty and staff that mirrors, culturally, the local Texas community that we serve. The Committee meets on the 2nd Monday of the month at 12:00 p.m.

The Diversity Committee will have 21 members, excluding ex-officio appointees.


Faculty Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee

The purpose of the Faculty Appointments, Promotions and Tenure Committee is to evaluate the credentials and qualifications of faculty appointments, promotion in rank, and tenure. Committee meets on Thursdays @ 2:00 p.m., 2-4 times a month from December through March and 1-2 times monthly thereafter.

The Faculty Appointments, Promotions, and Tenure Committee will have 18 members, excluding chair and ex-officio appointees.

Only full Professors are eligible to serve.


Faculty Development Leave Committee

The purpose of the Faculty Development Leave Committee is to review and recommend proposals for Faculty Development Leave. Committee meets as needed.

The Faculty Development Committee will have 6 members, excluding chair and ex-officio appointees.

Only Associate Professor and Professor ranks are eligible to serve.


Graduate Medical Education Committee

The purpose of the Graduate Medical Education Committee is to oversee all graduate medical education programs sponsored by UTMSH. Members may be asked to serve on subcommittees, review committees, or task forces related to graduate medical education. The Committee meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 4:00 p.m.

The Graduate Medical Education Committee will have 10 (+/-2) members, excluding chair, ex-officio appointees, and Resident/Fellow Representatives.


Graduate Student Education Committee

The Graduate Student Education Committee seeks to raise the level of awareness of graduate (MS/PhD) education at the Medical School, in partnership with the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, with the goal of contributing to the long-range development of the student and ultimately, the early career researcher. The Committee meets on the 3rd Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

The Graduate Student Education Committee will have 12 members, excluding chair and ex-officio appointees.


Research Committee

The Research Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the Dean and Administrative Council on matters pertaining to the Medical School research enterprise and makes recommendations for infrastructural improvements and developments. The Committee meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 1:30 p.m.

The Research Committee will have 24 members, excluding chair and ex-officio appointees.


Student Evaluations and Promotions Committee

The purpose of the Student Evaluations and Promotions Committee is to evaluate medical students’ academic and professional performance and their suitability to undertake the practice of medicine. Committee meets as needed.

The Student Evaluations and Promotions Committee will have 15 members, excluding chair and ex-officio appointees.