Education Council

The Education Council and its two committees are concerned with all aspects of the content and conduct of the School's educational programs.

Membership

Faculty members appointed by the Dean serve three-year terms. Faculty members elected from the Curriculum Oversight Subcommittees, student members, and the Chair of the Education Council serve one-year terms. There is no limit on the number of consecutive terms that may be served.

  • Five faculty members appointed by the Executive Dean, three of which will be from the Kansas City campus, two will be from the Wichita campus;
  • Four elected faculty members: two elected by and from the Phase I Curriculum Oversight Subcommittee, and two elected by and from the Phase II Curriculum Oversight Subcommittee
  • Five students, selected by their peers: one Phase I student and one Phase II student from the Kansas City campus, one Phase I student and one Phase II student from the Wichita campus, and one Phase II student from the Salina campus
  • Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
  • Associate Dean for Student Affairs (Kansas City Campus) (ex officio, non-voting)
  • Associate Dean for Student and Academic Affairs (Wichita Campus) (ex officio, non-voting)
  • Associate Dean for Medical Education (ex officio, non-voting)
  • Director of the Salina Campus (ex officio, non-voting)

Committee Members 2013-14
Education Council (Note: At large positions are filled by the Dean’s appointment)

Voting Members Department Membership Type Term
Joseph Fontes, Ph.D.  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, KC Phase I representative 1-year (8/14)
Wolfram Zueckert, Ph.D. Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Immun., KC Phase I representative 1-year (8/14)
William Gabrielli, Jr., M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, KC Phase II representative 1-year (8/14)
Hannah Maxfield, M.D. Family Medicine, KC Phase II representative 1-year (8/14)
Beth Levant, Ph.D. Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutics, KC At-large representative 3-year (8/14)
Robin Heinrichs, Ph.D., L.P. Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, W At-large representative 3 year (8/14)
Isaac Opole, M.D. Internal Medicine, KC At-large representative 3-year (8/15)
Mark Harrison, M.D. Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, W At-large representative 3-year (8/16)
Dan Swagerty, Jr., M.D. M.P.H Geriatics and Palliative Care, KC At-large representative 3-year (8/16)
Glen Cox, M.D. Sr. Assoc. Dean, School of Medicine Senior Assoc. Dean
Eliot Hill, MS2 Phase I student representative - KC Medical Student 1-year 
Becca Milburn, MS2 Phase I student representative - W Medical Student 1-year
Christopher Miller, MS4 Phase II student representative - KC Medical Student 1-year
Armand Heyns, MS3 Phase II student representative - W Medical Student 1-year
Daniel Linville, MS3 Phase II student representative -S Medical Student 1-year
Nonvoting Members 
Giulia Bonaminio, Ph.D. Assoc. Dean, Medical Education
William Cathcart-Rake, M.D. Director, School of Medicine-Salina
Mark Meyer, M.D. Assoc. Dean, Student Affairs, Kansas City  
Garold Minns, M.D. Dean, Wichita
Alternates
Sida Niu, MS1 Phase I student - KC Medical Student 1-year
Dyllan Landry, MS1 Phase I student - W Medical Student 1-year
Kelly Stumpff, MS3 Phase II student - KC Medical Student 1-year
Katy Leavitt, MS4 Phase II student - W Medical Student 1-year
Other
Stephen Charles Medical Education Director - Wichita
Gary Doolittle, M.D. Phase I Director
Pam Shaw, M.D. Phase II Director

 

Duties

  • Regular and timely review of the curriculum, including implementation and evaluation
  • Making recommedations to the Executive Dean on modifications to the overall goals of the content and organization of the required curriculum and of other requirements for graduation
  • Making recommendations to the Executive Dean for the implementation of any detailed changes in curriculum and/or its organization consistent with, and necessary to attain, the overal educational policy goals and competencies established and approved by the SOM faculty
  • Encouraging and fostering innovation in the curriculum, taking advantage of the unique characteristics of the different campuses
  • Reviewing outcome measures and making appropriate recommendations for improvements

Process

Required meetings in Spring and Fall. Regular meetings as needed to conduct business (usually monthly).

Further Information:

Office of the Executive Dean
Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development
913.588.5765
ljennemann@kumc.edu

For more detailed information regarding the Education Council view the Bylaws.

Subcommittees of Education Council
Proposed bylaws changes would confirm the two permanent subcommittees as Year One and Two Oversight Committee and Year Three and Four Oversight Committee. Previously subcommittees were the curriculum committees on each campus.

This page last updated August 2013.

Last modified: Nov 27, 2013
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