Course Directors Committee

The Course Directors (Phase 1) and Clerkship Directors Committees (Phase 2 and 3) report to the Associate Dean of Medical Education and are responsible for the daily operation of the medical curriculum. Any committee recommendations for significant changes in the educational program are submitted for review and approval by the Curriculum Committee. Chairs of the Course Directors and Clerkship Directors Committees are appointed for three-year terms by the Associate Dean of Medical Education from the membership, with the approval of the Curriculum Committee. Regular monthly or bimonthly meetings are scheduled, and minutes are recorded.

The Course Directors (Phase 1) Committee is responsible to the Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Curriculum Committee. The committee’s roles and responsibilities include;

  • Ensuring horizontal and vertical integration/coordination across the curriculum.
  • Implementing the goals, objectives, and teaching responsibilities of the curriculum for each course.
  • Maintaining an organized schedule of teaching activities.
  • Coordinating student assessments and evaluations in Phase 1 of the curriculum.
  • In collaboration with the Director of Program Evaluation, reviewing syllabi, learning objectives, and assessment criteria to ensure effective integration of course materials, teaching and assessment methods across Phase 1 and ensuring adherence to College and University policies.
  • Providing input to the Curriculum Committee related to potential gaps and/or unplanned redundancies informed by course reviews, AAMC GQ, student outcome data, and other relevant data.
  • Sharing teaching methods and education delivery modalities to promote learning.
  • Reviewing overall student/class performance in preparation for Phase 2 of the curriculum.

Membership of the committee consists of:

  • Individual course directors of required educational experiences
  • Basic science discipline representatives
  • Thread leaders
  • Director of Health Systems Science, or designee
  • Director of the Collaborative Learning Groups, or designee

Fifty percent or more of voting members (including the chair) must be present for a quorum. The chair will vote only in cases of meeting quorum or tied decisions. Recommendations will be presented to the Curriculum Committee for final action.

Ex officio (non-voting) members include:

    • Vice Dean of Education
    • Senior Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education
    • Associate Dean of Medical Education
    • Associate Dean of Student Affairs
    • Assistant Dean of Student Affairs
    • Directors of the Learning Environment
    • Medical Director of the Anaclerio Learning and Assessment Center
    • Director of Program Evaluation and Student Assessment
    • Director of the Office of Student Counseling and Development
    • HSC Library representative
    • Assistant Dean of Medical Education Quality Improvement and Accreditation
    • Director of Education Quality Improvement and Accreditation
    • Ad hoc faculty members demonstrating interest in medical education, after review of request