SOM General Faculty Meeting
In accordance with the SOM bylaws, only academic faculty with a salaried primary appointment in the School and at least 50% effort (“voting faculty”) have voting privileges. The voting faculty meet at least twice a year to conduct business exclusive. The general faculty meetings are held on the third Thursday of October and the third Thursday of April at 5 PM.
Up until 21 days before the meeting, the voting faculty have the opportunity to request in writing that the dean address specific topics. The meeting agenda will be distributed at least 14 calendar days in advance of the meeting.
At his or her discretion, the dean may call for a general faculty meeting that is not regularly scheduled. A general faculty meeting may be called upon the presentation to the dean of a written request from at least five department chairs or from fifteen voting faculty members. The voting faculty may or may not have the opportunity to request that the dean address specific topics. The agenda will be distributed at least 14 calendar days before the meeting.
At least once a year, the dean will present a state of the School update (“SOS”). Unless otherwise specified, all employees of the School may attend the SOS. The SOS may be combined with one of the regular general faculty meetings; however, in this case, the agenda may not include items that require a vote by the voting faculty.