Dear LSU School of Medicine Faculty and Visitors:
Welcome to the School of Medicine (SOM) Faculty Assembly website. The Assembly is comprised of 30 Delegates elected by full-time SOM faculty to serve as a collective voice to the administration of the SOM and the LSU Health Sciences Center (HSC). The Assembly also elects 8 Senators to represent the SOM faculty on the Faculty Senate. All faculty members are encouraged to participate in the organization’s activities by attending meetings or identifying issues of interest to the SOM faculty either in person or via a delegate.
The Assembly delegate list can be found on this website under “Roster”. Meetings are open to all faculty of the SOM and approved minutes are posted on this website.
Assembly delegates are elected to three-year terms and each year a third of the Delegates are replaced by newly elected faculty. Of the 30 delegates, 18 come from clinical science departments and 12 come from basic science departments. At least one clinical delegate comes from each of our affiliate campuses - Earl K. Long Hospital in Baton Rouge and University Medical Center in Lafayette.
This year, the Faculty Assembly anticipates working on a number of initiatives:
- lecture capture in the classroom
- representation on the “Houses” professionalism groups
- fostering enhanced communication between the Assembly and the clinical and basic science departments
- development of tools for Department Head and Center Chair evaluation by faculty
Additionally, we stand ready to advise the Dean and Chancellor about ongoing faculty concerns as they arise.
As in previous years, we look forward to recognizing outstanding faculty at our school through the Faculty Assembly Awards for Outstanding Service to the Institution, Outstanding Service to the Community, Outstanding Accomplishment by a Young Faculty Member, and Outstanding Mentor.
We are proud to serve the SOM faculty as their voice to the administration and welcome participation by all faculty members. We hope to hear from you about your ideas. Please continue to visit this webpage for updates on the Assembly’s work.
Murtuza “Zee” Ali
President, Faculty Assembly 2012-2013
Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Cardiology
School of Medicine
LSU Health Sciences Center