Committee on the Warren Alpert Medical School

PURPOSE

The Committee on the Warren Alpert Medical School shall keep itself fully and currently informed concerning the academic and financial affairs of the Medical School, and has oversight responsibility for matters pertaining to the Faculty and the programs of teaching, research and patient care pursued in the Medical School. It shall advise the President and the Corporation as appropriate on academic and fiscal matters, priorities, policy and strategic directions pertaining to medical education. The Committee may designate such subcommittees as it deems necessary to deal with these issues. 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

The Committee shall oversee and advise the administration and the Corporation regarding academic, financial and programmatic planning, including annual review of the Dean’s plan with each affiliated hospital or health care system.

The Committee shall review and recommend, as necessary, to the Corporation or appropriate body proposed affiliations and/or collaborative programs and initiatives with other institutions, including the affiliated hospitals.

The Committee shall review and pay particular attention to policies and priorities for Medical School faculty appointments, promotion, retention, and overall staffing levels, including the quality and diversity of appointments and promotions.

The Committee shall review and recommend to the Committee on Budget and Finance the annual operating and capital budgets of the Medical School.

The Committee shall receive and review regular reports from the administration containing assessment information on agreed-upon measures of academic quality.

The Committee shall receive and review reports developed by external review committees of academic departments, programs and centers and, as a result, make recommendations to the Committee on Academic Affairs and the Board of Fellows on the establishment and review of Medical School departments and degree programs;

The Committee shall review and advise on other matters relating to the Medical School, including the University’s relationships and agreements with hospitals and other health care institutions. 

On an annual basis the Committee shall receive, review and accept risk management plans prepared by the administration in areas appropriate and relevant to the charge of the Committee

MEMBERSHIP

The Committee shall consist of the President and the Chancellor, ex officio, and approximately six members, at least four of whom shall be current members of the Corporation. At least one member from the Committees on Academic Affairs and Budget and Finance shall serve on the Committee. Consistent with the standards of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education the Committee must be composed of persons who have no personal or pecuniary interest or other conflict of interest in the operation of the Medical School, its associated hospitals, or any related enterprises.

STAFFING

The Committee shall be staffed by the Provost and the Dean of Medicine and Biological Sciences.