Who We Are
The MFSSC is a venue where medical school faculty have input into policies, procedures, curriculum and faculty well-being. It is also a place where members can learn about school-wide initiatives, priorities and resources. Members are expected to serve as liaisons between the committee and their home departments, centers and institutes.
The Medical Faculty Senate's Steering Committee meets at regular intervals and conducts the normal business of the faculty with respect to educational affairs. On matters of substantial importance to the Medical Faculty at large, or when new policies are involved, the Steering Committee will present the issue at the regular meetings of the Medical Faculty Senate or will conduct a mail ballot, poll, or referendum of the entire membership.
Elections are held in the spring of each year to determine the membership of both the Medical Faculty Senate Steering Committee (MFSSC) as well as the Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (CAFR). While CAFR meets on an "as needed" basis the MFSSC meets monthly to discuss issues that are important to the faculty.