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Check out this month's faculty development activities handout highlighting opportunities in the Department of Medicine and School of Medicine.



Faculty Promotions: New Deadline for All Dossiers—Due October 31

icon checkAll appointment, promotion and tenure dossiers are now due to the Office of Faculty Affairs via Interfolio by October 31 of each year. This change (from December 31) was made to accommodate the increase in numbers of dossiers submitted for review and will allow the SOM Faculty Promotions Committee to more efficiently and effectively review the dossiers throughout the review cycle.

Please contact Nancy Miller, representative for the Department of Medicine, with questions at 303-724-1783 or nancy.j.miller@cuanschutz.edu.

Faculty Professionalism Award Nominations—Due May 13

icon pencil paperThe School of Medicine Faculty Senate is seeking nominations for its Faculty Professionalism Award, which recognizes a full-time faculty member who has served as a role model for professionalism. The nomination form is available online. A committee of faculty, residents and students will review all nominations and select the honoree. All nominations materials are due May 13 by 5pm.


School of Medicine Dean's Updates, Presented by Dean John C. Reilly

  • CU MD Program Match Day was a success
    • 50+ graduates staying in Colorado
    • 30+ matched at CU
  • Professional Research Assistant Off-cycle Salary Adjustment recently completed
    • NOTE: this does not affect annual merit-based salary increase
  • Laboratory Wet Space Spring Cleaning
    • 900+ large pieces of equipment too large to fit into dumpsters
    • Large equipment swap coming
      Currently filling 20 cubic yard dumpster per day

New Department Proposal—Department of Bioinformatics

  • The Faculty Senate approved the proposal to create a new Department of Bioinformatics in the School of Medicine. This is the first new department since Emergency Medicine (2010). The proposal will now go to the Chancellor for approval.

Instructor and Senior Instructor Eligibility for Faculty Senate

  • The faculty senate reviewed a letter from the Junior Faculty APP Promotions Committee regarding rules changes to membership eligibility for the Faculty Senate made in Fall 2021 which stated, “Faculty Senate members shall be elected from members…holding the rank of Assistant Professor and above”.

  • With this rule, faculty at the rank of Instructor and Senior Instructor, which includes 39% of all faculty and 95% of APPs, were subsequently excluded from serving as members of the Faculty Senate. The Junior Faculty APP Promotions Committee proposed modifying the Faculty Senate membership rules to include Instructors and Senior Instructors and, as an intermediate step, allowing for two APP instructors to sit on the Faculty Senate as non-voting members

  • The Faculty Senate had much discussion on how and whether to enact this proposal and will be discussed further at future meetings.

  • Please email your Department of Medicine Faculty Senate representatives with any input you may have regarding expanding the membership requirements for the Faculty Senate.

Revision of Grade Symbols section of the Uniform Grading Policy Pass Plus/Pass/Fail Language, Presented by Shanta Zimmer, MD (Infectious Disease)

  • The faculty senate approved a measure to modify the Uniform Grading Policy to incorporate P+/P/F
    pass plus/pass/fail into the current policy. This change was necessitated because in Spring 2020, P+ was enacted as part of a COVID-related emergency response and to comply with a new Colorado Department of Higher Education requirement that any P grades awarded must represent a grade of C- or higher.

  • The University of Colorado Educational Policy and University Standards (EPUS) committee of the Faculty Council felt the changes to the Uniform Grading Policy are necessary to comply with the Colorado state requirements.

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