Surgery Committees & Professional Organizations

Department Committees

  • Education - oversees medical student, resident and post graduate educational programs.
  • Executive Committee (department)
  • Faculty Development & Mentoring Committee
  • Foundation Board of Directors - oversees Foundation function.  Works with the Chair to set financial and clinical policies.  Responsible for the overall financial success of the Foundation.
  • Grievance - The standing Grievance Committee is charged to hear any complaints which are unsolvable after discussing with the individual directly involved, another faculty member not involved, or the Chair of the Department.  After completion of a review, the committee will make known their findings to the appropriate individuals and recommendations, if any, to assist in resolving the complaint.
  • Practice Operations
  • Department Promotion & Tenure Committee
  • Quality Improvement - monitors quality improvement reports, develops areas to evaluate, recommends changes and identifies areas of concern.
  • Research - coordinates research effort, projects level of funding to Chair, oversees research.

Professional Surgery Organizations



It is imperative that faculty members review the official SOM Annual Assessment of Faculty Members Guidelines, as well as the SOM Promotion and Tenure website which are the definitive resources. For assistance or questions about reviews for this year, or P&T, please contact Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development.

Last modified: Jun 17, 2013
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Mentoring Towards Promotion and/or Tenure (P&T)
The School of Medicine provides resources regarding Promotion and Tenure (P&T) so that a faculty member can see at-a-glance the expectations detailed in the official SOM Handbook, such as:

Prepare For Your First Annual Assessment

Applying for Promotion and Tenure


At-a-Glance Resources

How to determine Rank & Track

Abridged Guideline for Promotion

Matrices for Promotion

Definitive Resources

Promotion and Tenure Overview, Instructions for Application and Schedule

University Of Kansas Handbook for Faculty and Unclassified Staff

Faculty Mentoring