UNH Faculty Senate

Motion on Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary Education
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UNH FACULTY SENATE
Motion # IX-M2

Ad Hoc Committee on Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary Education

 

1.  Sponsoring committee:  Agenda Committee

2.  Motion Presenter:  Jeff Salloway

3.  Date of Faculty Senate discussion:  September 13, 2004

4.  Motion:

The Ad Hoc Committee on Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental and Pre-Veterinary Education is charged as follows:

General Charge:  To review the quality and function of pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary education at UNH and to report to the Faculty Senate by April of 2005 the committee’s findings.

Specific Charges:  To work collaboratively with existing UNH departments and the Office of the Provost to

1.      Assess the function and quality of pre-professional advising as above;

2.      Assess the adequacy of course offerings at UNH for the preparation of pre-professional students in the programs above;

3.      Compare performance of UNH students on national tests such as MCATs, pre-dental and pre-veterinary exams with selected comparator universities and with national averages;

4.      Compare grade performance of UNH students in the pre-professional programs above with the performance of students at comparator universities and national averages;

5.      Compare rates of successful admissions, rejections, and drop-outs from pre-professional studies at UNH and comparator universities;

6.      Compare the process of providing letters of recommendation at UNH and comparator universities;

7.      Assess the role of faculty in advising students;

and to compile these findings in a report to the Faculty Senate with recommendations for action as will be determined by the committee.

The ad-hoc committee will consist of two faculty members from COLSA and one each from CEPS, Liberal Arts and SHHS, along with a student member from each of the pre-professional programs named above and non-voting representatives from the advising offices. 

6.  Senate Action:  passed, on September 13, 2004

Vote:  a voice vote with one abstention

Senate Chair’s signature:  Mimi Becker

Forwarded to:  President Ann Hart, on September 13, 2004

Forwarded to:  Bruce Mallory, on September 13, 2004

Forwarded to:  Mark Rubinstein, on September 13, 2004

Forwarded to:  Jeff Salloway, on September 13, 2004

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