Faculty Advisory Council

Mission Statement for the University of Minnesota Medical School Dean’s Faculty Advisory Council


In recognition of the need of the Dean for a responsible group of faculty advisers who can meet frequently when necessary on short notice, there shall be a Faculty Advisory Council of the Faculty Assembly of the Medical School. Members of the Faculty Advisory Council shall be those Medical School faculty who have been elected by their peers to the All-University Senate. In addition, any department not represented through the faculty election process will be represented by appointment to ensure that every medical school department is recommended. The Faculty Advisory Council shall, through the Dean, make recommendations to the Department Heads Council and/or the Executive Faculty, or its assembly as may be appropriate.


The Council is advisory to the Dean and is responsible for joint consideration and implementation of educational, research, and clinical programs, whenever such joint effort will facilitate the conduct of the programs. The Councils have no budgetary or other fiscal authority except as granted by the Dean.

The Dean’s Advisory Council for the University of Minnesota Medical School provides guidance, support, and advocacy for the medical school’s research and clinical missions from representative faculty members to the Medical School Leadership. The Council will guide and advise the Dean of the Medical School in each of the following areas:

  • Advise and assist in strategic planning
  • Advise and assist in the development and implementation of short-term and long-term goals
  • Advise and assist in development of methods for advocacy of the medical school with external communities
  • Provide the vision and support necessary to ensure improvement of the medical school for its faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
  • Review the Preamble Statements for the Clinical, Research, and Teaching Scholar Track Statements.
  • Assist in maintaining currency with changing state, national, and international needs; helps identify emerging directions for research, education, and clinical programs.
  • Serve as a conduit to and from the Dean and Faculty Advisory Council to each individual department.

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