UTMB Faculty Senate
November 14, 2022

1. Faculty Senate Meeting - Call to Order

The Meeting was called to order by Dr. Chris Messenger at 4:30 PM

  • Attendance “Roll Call” & Establishing Quorum, confirming a senator is present to represent each school.
    • Diana Riddle – SHP
    • Wissam Khalife – JSSOM
    • Huey-Ming Tzeng – GSBS
    • Jaquelyn Svoboda – SON
    • Sharon Croisant - SPPH
  • Agenda Adoption
    • No objections, the agenda is adopted.
  • Prior Meeting Minutes
    • Approved and uploaded to the website

2. Victor Moreno, AVP Workforce Operations - "Faculty Compensation Incentive Plan"

    • MOA Components:
      • A: Rank Based Salary
      • B: Titled Admin Component
        • C1: Mission Expectation Component
        • C2: Individual Historical Production Component (A+B+C1+C2 = Base Salary)
        • D1: Individual Incentive Compensation Component (Estimated)
        • D2: Group/QA/Institutional Incentive Comp (estimated)

          Estimated Total Compensation (annualized)

    • Compensation Cap:
      • 20% Base Salary Cap, Year over Year comparison. Includes mid-year changes.
      • 20% Total Compensation Cap, Year over Year Comparison, Excludes NRM’s
    • Clinical:
      • If MD, MBBS, DO, DPM, benchmark at AAMC MD 20th percentile (Podiatry, Optometry or Electrophysiology, use MGMA)
      • If PhD, benchmark at AAMC PhD and 50th percentile
    • Research:
      • If PhD or MD, benchmark at AAMC PhD at 50th percentile (SPPH – ASPPH, SPH-CUPA-HR, SON-AACN)
      • Dependent researchers are exempt from salary adjustments
    • Education:
      • If MD, MBBS, DO, DPM, benchmark at AAMC MD at 20th percentile
      • If PhD or equivalent, benchmark at AAMC PhD at 50th percentile (SPPH-ASPPH, SHP-CUPA-HR, SON-AACN)
    • Incentives:
      • Clinical estimates are based on historical wRVU production from May 1 -April 30 from previous fiscal year.
      • Research estimates are based on previous fiscal year’s salary support coverage
      • Both are finalized at the end of the fiscal year and made ready to review to each department prior to payout on 12/1 paycheck.
    • At Risk:
      • Clinical – The C2 component of the MOA is 100% at Risk
      • Research – Up to 25% of the Research Effort Compensation is At Risk.
        Faculty whose FTE <0.50 FTE are excluded from At Risk Adjustments and Incentive Payouts.
    Base Compensation is calculated for each mission, driven by benchmarks for rank and specialty:
    Sample Faculty Efforts: 50% Clinical / 30% Research / 20% Education.

    30 x Research Benchmark + 20% x Education Benchmark + 50% x Clinical Benchmark = Base Comp

    • Research: rFTE*50th%ile AAMC PHD Benchmark ($186,000) =30% * $186K=55,800
    • Education: eFTE*20th%ile AAMC MD Benchmark ($208,000) =20% * $208K=$41,600
    • Clinical: cFTE*20th%ile AAMC MD Benchmark ($208,000) =50% * $208K=$104,000
    • Total: Research + Education + Clinical = $55,800+$41,600+$104,000=$201,400

Note: If a faculty with wRVU-generating clinical effort has a history of clinical productively above the median and is no longer in guarantee/ramp-up period, additional salary dollars may be paid via MOA Salary Component C2 (Historical Production Component). 

3. Officer, Board, and Standing Committee Reports:

  • School of Public and Population Health completed election process and elected Dr. Sharon Croisant, Brian Downer, Monique Pappadis. Dr. Crosiant will be on the executive committee.
  • Unfinished Business & General Orders: - No unfinished business from last meeting.
  • New Business:
    • From Dr. Diane Collins: “Educational Grant Incentive”.
      • Motion to approve 2nd - by Lucy Villarreal
      • Dr. Collins: previously sent email to Victor Moreno regarding the Educational Grant Incentive. “In the June meeting in the FCIP we all challenged that they were not going to consider that for promotion the educational grant that would pay salaries for post docs and we all voted that it should be considered.  I think this this was somehow lost in the edits and Chris you need to discuss with Dr. Mouton because this is important. Who will write an NIH grant to cover other people’s salaries if they get no credit for it?”
      • Dr. Rossi response: “they don’t really bring in a lot of indirect costs that they keep the University running. And so, I think that's part of the main sticking point, getting grants and contracts that bring in those in directs they are happy to receive. But then when it comes to being able to get clout and retain. Really, good students attract future students, I think, unless we can help convince them that this is a worthwhile endeavor that the Senate is willing to back up. There might not be a lot of traction.

  • Committee Meetings - Closed Senate Meeting (Attendees: UTMB Faculty Senators Only)
    Senators were sent an email with their assigned committee, senators were asked to join their committee and select a Chair and Co- Chair, open discussion and will send a report to Dr. Messenger and Annie. Once completed, free to log off.
    • Clinical:
      • Kelly Carmichael - Chair, going to send email
    • Education:
      • Juliet McKee - Chair, concerned about lack of educational incentives kind of across the board.
    • Research:
      • Huey-Ming Tzeng - Chair,  wants admin to recognize educational grants.
    • University:
      • Shannan Rossi: - Chair, discussed Daycare.

    Meeting adjourned at 6:00PM.