Guidelines for the activities and organization of the faculty are found in the ByLaws of the New Jersey Medical School (see ByLaws). They state that the faculty should be vigilant over the design, evaluation and revision of procedures under which the faculty operates and must meet as the Faculty organization (FO) at least four times a year.
The Faculty Organization works to fulfill this mission and to represent the faculty's opinions and positions through the school's Standing Committees and the Faculty Council (see information under Committees). The FO officers also meet periodically with the administration. Finally, the FO creates taskforces to work on issues identified by the faculty as important for faculty morale and the academic mission of the school (see information under Taskforces).
The FO makes several awards annually to promote academic excellence. "Outstanding students", a medical student and a graduate student, and "Faculty of the year", a clinical and a basic science faculty member, are chosen by an awards taskforce.
The FO maintains the faculty lounge in MSB C-601, which has coffee/tea machines and a refrigerator with a variety of milks (a nominal fee is charged), newspapers, an internet-linked computer, telephone, and the office of the FO clerk, Ms. Debbie Jacoby. Ms. Jacoby is there every day from about 9AM until 2PM.
The efforts of the FO are supported by annual dues ($75.00), which are collected in September at the beginning of the academic year.
Please feel free to contact the FO officers, the clerk Ms. Jacoby (see Contact Us), and members of the committees and taskforces. And come to the FO meetings.
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