UTMB Faculty Senate Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month (unless otherwise noted) from 4:30 pm to 6 pm | Marie Hall Room, 4.622 | 4th Floor, SON/SHP Building
The UTMB Faculty Senate is an open forum and welcomes all faculty members to attend.
|February and March Musings|
Winter Greetings to faculty! In February we welcomed Dr. Alfredo Torres, Director of Faculty Diversity for SOM to give us an update. I’m happy to say that diversity continues to be a UTMB value, but we’d like to know if you want diversity to be included in UTMB’s #1 institutional… Read more »
|Faculty Exit Interviews||
The exit survey link is available on the Ombudsman page.
Contact your legislator on behalf of yourself (not UTMB) to
Clarification sought of how these are tied to incentives; on the lack of standardization of meets and exceeds expectations across the schools and within departments.
|3/17||Senate satisfaction survey||
Top 3 positives:Colleagues; Flexibility/variety of work
|3/17||Pulse poll on turnover||
31% think turnover is higher than it should be
|2/17||Pulse Polls||Initiated with turnover question|
|2/17||Scribes in clinic successfull, rolling out more||Trial was a success; rolling out more|
|2/17||Workload||UT Faculty Advisory Council Taskforce on Workload: forward your comments!|
|1/17||UT System Academic Time Initiative||Survey sent to physicians who are active in clinical care.|
|1/17||Faculty exit interviews||Dr. Cary Cooper, Ombudsperson, will be conducting exit interviews. Pending what standardized form will be used.|
|1/17||Publication fees||Pending: Drs. Jacobs and Niesel will discuss how departments and chairs want to prioritize funds.|
|1/17||Memorial Hermann site across from Victory Lakes||Dr. Callender informed the Senate that UTMB faculty will be working in the Memorial Hermann facilities. Collaboration!|
|1/17||Ombudsperson||Website for Faculty Ombudsperson Implemented|
|12/16||ppd and flu shots done at work site||Problematic to get ppd's read correctly; stalled flu shots - sites can request from Employee Health|
|12/16||Day Care on campus||UTMB Executive Leadership: was costing UTMB >$200,000 to subsidize; considered an asymmetrical benefit that only benefits a few, on which state funding frowns.|
|11/16||Faculty Senate Lounge in Rebecca Sealy||On hold due to budget issues|
|10/16||Bylaw change for committees||The only committee that requires members from each school is the University committee now. This is in order to vitalize the committees|
|7/16||Overbooking appointments||Per Dr. McCallum, this will not be instituted over all clinics as blanket policy|
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