The CMSRU Faculty Assembly is charged to discuss and promote medical school policies and practices and to advise the Dean on matters relating to the educational program. The Faculty Assembly is composed of all full time medical school faculty, including faculty in the Department of Biomedical Sciences as well as all clinical departments. Officers of the Faculty Assembly include President, Vice President, and a Secretary. These positions are elected by a simple majority vote of the Faculty Assembly.
Perry Weinstock, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mark J. Pello, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
James Aikins, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology
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A. The officers of the Faculty Assembly shall consist of a President, a Vice President, and a Secretary. They shall be elected by a simple majority vote of the Faculty Assembly.
A. The President of the Faculty Assembly shall preside at all meetings of the Faculty Assembly except as noted below.
B. The President shall be a non-voting member of all Faculty Assembly committees, and may vote only to break a tie.
C. The President may appoint ad hoc committees of the Faculty Assembly and non-voting members to the Faculty Assembly.
D. The President shall serve for a term of two years. If the president is unable to complete the term, the vice president shall assume the office and remain in that office for the subsequent term.
The Vice President
A. The Vice President of the Faculty Assembly shall preside at meetings of the Faculty Assembly in the president's absence.
B. The Vice President shall serve for a term of 2 years and automatically succeed to the presidency. A vacancy in the office of Vice President shall be filled through a special election of the Faculty Assembly held within 90 days of the vacancy.
A. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the Faculty Assembly and conduct the correspondence and keep the records of the Faculty Assembly.
B. The Secretary shall notify the faculty of each meeting, give all notices required by these bylaws or by order of the Faculty Assembly, and perform such other duties as the President of the Faculty Assembly may assign.
C. The Secretary shall solicit items for the agenda of Faculty Assembly meetings, prepare the agenda for these meetings in consultation with the president, and distribute the agenda prior to these meetings.
D. The Secretary shall serve as parliamentarian, consistent with Robert’s Rules of Order, Latest Edition. He/she shall determine whether a quorum is present and supervise voting and other administrative procedures at all meetings of the Faculty Assembly.
E. In the absence of the President and Vice President, the Secretary shall preside at meetings of the Faculty Assembly.
F. The Secretary shall serve for a term of two years and may succeed him or herself in the same office. A vacancy in the office of secretary shall be filled through a special election held within 90 days.