The Committee is comprised of faculty from the Charlottesville and Inova campuses. There are nine voting ex-officio faculty members and four voting ex-officio student members, 12 voting at-large faculty members and eight non-voting faculty advisory resources. Of the 12 at-large faculty members, 10 are from the main campus, and two are from the regional campus. Of the four student members, at least one must be from the regional campus.
By virtue of their positions, the following are voting members of the Committee:
- Associate Dean for Curriculum (Chair)—votes only to break a tie
- Director, Clinical Competency
- Representative, Office of Diversity
- Chairs, Phase 1 Subcommittee (2)
- Chair, Phase 2 Subcommittee
- Chair, Phase 3 Subcommittee
- Chair, Assessment Committee
- Thread Leader Representative
- President, Mulholland Society
- Student Medical Education Committee (SMEC) representatives (2)
- Inova Academic Student Representative
By virtue of their positions, the following are non-voting, advisory resources to the committee:
- Director, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
- Assistant Dean for Clinical Skills Education
- Assistant Dean for Curriculum—Inova campus
- Director of Education Technology
- Director of Curriculum Evaluation
- Director of Assessment and Evaluation -Inova campus
- Director of Academic Enhancement
- Senior Advisor/Founding Member
Appointment of At-Large Members
At-large members are elected from the School of Medicine (SOM)Charlottesville and Inova faculty based on their sustained interest and active participation in undergraduate medical education (UME) and shall not hold a current SOM administrative position. Elections for the Charlottesville faculty will be held annually over the summer as needed to maintain ten members. Each June, the Dean of the School of Medicine requests self-nominations to fill any open at-large positions. This call will include committee member responsibilities and requirements. Interested faculty may send the Chair a letter of intent outlining their desire to participate, explaining their teaching experiences and describing their visions and view for medical education. The School of Medicine’s 23 elected Faculty Senate representatives will elect at-large members from the slate provided by the Chair to ensure a broad faculty perspective in the Committee’s decision-making.
The two at-large faculty members from the Inova Campus are selected in a parallel process which includes self-nomination by interested candidates followed by selection by the medical education leadership team at the Inova Campus.
Committee Member Responsibilities
All Committee members are expected to contribute to the Committee’s activities and attend at least two-thirds (2/3) of regular meetings during an academic year. The Chair shall review attendance annually to determine whether each member’s responsibility has been met. Failure to participate as required will jeopardize committee membership.
There are four voting student members of the Committee: the President of the Mulholland Society, two representatives of the Student Medical Education Committee (one representing pre-clerkship phase and one representing the clerkship/post-clerkship phases) and the Inova academic student representative.
The Chair serves at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Medicine. The Vice-Chair serves for the period of his/her term. The term for at-large faculty is three years, with the potential for one consecutive renewal at the discretion of the Chair. Anyone desiring to continue service to the Committee beyond two terms must wait a period of two years before reapplying.
Additional term renewals could be granted, at the discretion of the chair, to avoid significant overturn of the committee’s membership during a single year. This would assure maintenance of institutional and committee experience.
Appointment of Chair/Selection of Vice-Chair
The Chair shall be the Associate Dean for Curriculum by virtue of the position. At-large members will select one of their group to serve as the Vice-Chair of the Committee.
Members who no longer wish to serve on the Curriculum Committee shall submit their resignations in writing to the Chair.
See list of committee members (VMED)