As of 09/08/03
I. Election of Vice-Chair
We propose that the Vice-Chair be elected from the faculty at large. The Vice Chair shall be a faculty member at senior rank (Associate or Full Professor). The elected member would join MFEC for a term of three years, with Year 1 as Vice-Chair, Year 2 as Chair, and Year 3 as Past Chair.
Duties of Vice-Chair: Learn duties from chair, advise chair and assist with goal implementation, learn to navigate the Brown system, establish goals for the following year as Chair.
Duties of Chair: Set goals of the MFEC, establish committees, train Vice-Chair for position.
Duties of Past Chair: Provide “institutional memory” and continuity for the MFEC; advise Chair and Vice-chair, assist with goal implementation.
II. Number of MFEC Elected Members.
We propose that MFEC membership be increased to 15-20 faculty (exclusive of Deans and ex-oficio members), which includes 3 officers (Vice-Chair, Chair, Past-Chair). This would help to increase visibility of MFEC, increase access of MFEC to individual faculty members and departments, and assist with goal implementation by the creation of sub-committees.
III. Composition of the MFEC
The Nominations Subcommittee of the MFEC will solicit nominations from voting faculty members at large for open positions on the MFEC. The committee will make every attempt to ensure that candidates on the electoral slate are distributed across the four faculty tracks: Research, (Research), Teaching, and Undeclared. Hospital affiliation and department will be important factors in developing the electoral slate. The Nominations Subcommittee will work to ensure fair representation in terms of gender, minority, and degree (MD, PhD). This plan was developed with two goals: 1) to provide a widely dispersed faculty with fairly easy access to a committee member, and 2) fair representation across a variety of faculty characteristics.
Nominations Committee of the MFEC:
Belinda Borrelli, PhD (Chair), TMH
Andrew Brem, MD, RIH
Sulim Suner, MD, RIH