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IUSM-PO-EDU-CUR-0005

Full Policy Contents

Scope
Policy Statement
Reason for Policy

Procedures
Definitions
Sanctions

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Additional Contacts
Forms
Related Information
History

Effective: Retroactive
Last Updated: 11/28/2018

Responsible University Office:
Medical Student Education

Responsible University Administrator
Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs

Policy Contact:
Chairs, Curriculum Council Steering Committee

RESPONSIBLE Co-Chairs of the Curriculum Council Steering Committee (CCSC)
ACCOUNTABLE CCSC
SUPPORT MSE Medical Student Education (MSE)
CONSULT Deputy General Counsel
INFORM Faculty Steering Committee

LCME Standards

8.1 Curricular Management


Scope

This policy applies to all campuses, courses, and clerkships of the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM).


Policy Statement

The Curriculum Council Steering Committee (CCSC) sets curricular policy for the Indiana University School of Medicine and as policies are endorsed by the Dean, the Council will have oversight responsibility for ensuring implementation.

The Curriculum Council Steering Committee is the faculty body that manages the medical curriculum for the Indiana University School of Medicine through oversight of its design, implementation and management of the School’s curriculum at all campuses.  The CCSC sets curricular policy for education and has oversight responsibility for ensuring compliance and comparability. The CCSC reviews data at specified intervals to monitor and evaluate the curriculum as a whole and make informed decisions to enhance, coordinate, and ensure coherence of the educational program.

The CCSC has the authority to manage the IUSM curriculum. This includes establishing policy and determining procedures for the implementation of the medical school curriculum. The Dean and Dean’s representatives should inform the CCSC of policies and circumstances adequately to permit the committee to exercise its authority in a responsible and effective manner. The CCSC shall inform the Dean and/or the Dean’s representatives about the decisions of the committee. The CCSC has direct responsibility for the curriculum of the medical school.

The CCSC is a standing committee of the IU School of Medicine as outlined in the constitution. The Faculty Steering Committee is the overall faculty governing body for the Indiana University School of Medicine.


Reason for Policy

The CCSC seeks to create a professional culture and learning environment that enhances our educational endeavor and fosters excellence through a competency-based curriculum, and so intentionally works with transparency and in collaboration with faculty, staff and student colleagues.


Approval

Approved by the CCSC 10/07/2016


Procedures

Committee Procedures

a. Membership. Recommendations are made to the Education Executive Associate Dean (EAD)/Senior Associate Dean for filling of the position, and they are conferred with the acknowledgement of the CCSC chair. Members for all the committees are:

  • Appointed members on recommendations of the committee chairs, with approval of the EAD
  • Voted representation from the faculty under the FSC nomination process and voting
  • Ex officio members and student members by appointment by the MSC and then approval by the relevant chairs.
  • ESC committee chair is appointed by the CCCC chair

b. Term Limits. Term limits are only relevant to student members (1 year) and voted faculty representation (2 years).

Structure of CCSC

a. Organizational Chart

b. Subcommittee descriptions

Foundational Component Committee (FCC)
The Foundational Component Committee (FCC) is charged by the CCSC to oversee the design, implementation, and quality of the integrated basic science curriculum at IUSM.  Its focus is on the management of a contemporary foundational science curriculum driven by the IUSM Institutional Learning Objectives, oversight of course level comparability, and management of student outcomes/performance across the timeline of the foundational science curriculum. The FCC recommends policy on matters relating to the foundational science curriculum as a whole and reports to the CCSC.

Meetings: Scheduled meeting times: 12-2 on the 4th Tuesday of each month

Meetings per month: 1

Average monthly work of membership/month (in hours): 1-2 in addition to meeting attendance

Clinical Component Committee (CCC)
The Clinical Component Committee (CCC) is charged by the CCSC to oversee the design, implementation, and quality of the clinical science curriculum at IUSM.  Its focus is on the management of a contemporary clinical science curriculum driven by the IUSM Institutional Learning Objectives, oversight of single clerkship comparability across all nine campuses, and management of student outcomes/performance across the timeline of the Clinical Science curriculum. The CCC recommends policy on matters relating to the clinical science curriculum and reports to the CCSC.

Meetings: Scheduled meeting times: 11:30 am –1 pm, first Tuesday of each month

Meetings per month: 1

Average monthly work of membership/month (in hours): 2+ in addition to meeting attendance

Elective Sub-Committees (FCC-ESC and CCC-ESC)
The Elective Sub-Committee oversees the review and approval of all medical student electives. The ESC reviews all electives and special electives related to both the foundational science and clinical component, which includes all international electives, for individual students. This sub-committee is also charged with the review and revision of the IUSM elective catalog.

Meetings per month: 1

Average monthly work of membership/month (in hours): 1–3 hours in addition to meeting attendance.

Academic Standards Committee (ASC)
The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) of IUSM is charged by the CCSC with the mission of providing oversight of the “one school” status for all IUSM medical school curricula.  ASC also hears Level 2 grade appeals, focusing on the policies and procedures used in the assignment of a grade.

Educational Policy Sub-committee
Committee Description/Oversight: The Policy Subcommittee will review, revise and make recommendations for undergraduate medical education policies in accordance with the requirements by the LCME, IUSM and University regulations.


Definitions

LCME – Liaison Committee for Medical Education is the accrediting body medical education programs leading to the MD degree in the United States and Canada.


 

Additional Contacts

Subject Contact Phone Email
MSE MSE Operations (317) 274-1965 askmse@iu.edu

Forms

http://facultysteering.medicine.iu.edu/resources/


Related Information

LCME Standards (Functions and Structure of a Medical School)

IUSM Committee Information


History

Original Policy Approved by CCSC: 10/07/2016
Submitted under the policy template: 11/28/2016
Organizational Chart updated to reflect structure approved by CCSC on 01/17/2017
Committee charges updated to reflect content approved by CCSC on 10/07/2017.
Additional contacts updated and organizational chart updated to reflect structure approved by CCSC on 06/12/2018.
Revision approved by CCSC 08/14/2018.
Revision of ESC charge to reflect status and process revision from 8/21/18 CCSC meeting.
Revision approved by CCSC on October 9, 2018.