The BIMS Steering Committee is advisory to the dean of the School and the senior associate dean for education.
Membership selection and composition
The BIMS Steering Committee shall consist of a faculty member representative from each BIMS-affiliated degree-granting graduate program and basic science department in the School. The associate dean for graduate and medical scientist programs solicits nominations for faculty voting members from each program director or department chair and will recommend voting members to the dean or the dean’s designee for appointment. The BIMS Steering Committee shall also include a BIMS-approved mentor from the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (CGSAS) and a BIMS-approved mentor from a clinical department in the SOM. The associate dean for graduate and medical scientist programs solicits nomination for the CGSAS member from the CGSAS associate dean for the sciences and from the senior associate dean for education in the School for nomination of the clinical department representative. Directors of graduate studies cannot serve on the BIMS Steering Committee. Faculty members are appointed for a three-year term with the possibility of one consecutive renewal. One-third of the committee turns over each year. Members are eligible to return after a three-year hiatus.
The associate dean for graduate and medical scientist programs chairs this committee ex officio and has voting privileges provided that he or she is a BIMS-approved mentor. The assistant dean for medical education serves as an ex officio, non-voting member. All other members of the BIMS Steering Committee are voting members provided that they are BIMS-approved mentors.
The chair of the BIMS Steering Committee will call meetings as needed.
A majority of the voting members of the BIMS Steering Committee constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a majority of those present at any meeting at which a quorum is present will be the act of the committee.