Trainer Review

  • The CMB Program reviews 1/5 of the current affiliated faculty trainers each year based on the first letter of their last name
  • All current faculty trainers will be reviewed once every five years, as an ongoing process
  • Recently admitted faculty trainers may be reviewed sooner than five years based on where their last name falls in the rotation
  • The faculty trainer review usually takes place in May or August/September at the Coordinating Committee meeting
  • The Coordinating Committee will review the completed form and consider the following:
    • How appropriate the current research area of the faculty trainer is in relation to the CMB Program
    • Research quality, as judged by a continuing record of productivity and extramural funding relating to cellular and molecular biology
    • Participation in various CMB Program functions
    • Track record of training graduate students and the training environment provided in the lab
  • Faculty trainers will be informed of the Coordinating Committee's decision within one month of when the Coordinating Committee meeting takes place
  • Faculty trainers whose research focus, research quality, or CMB Program participation is determined to be unsuitable for the CMB Program will receive a letter from the Coordinating Committee stating they have been removed from the CMB Program as a faculty trainer
  • Faculty trainers may challenge their removal by submitting a timely appeal to the Coordinating Committee
  • A removed faculty trainer may also apply for reappointment at any time following removal
     
  • The reappointment process is similar to the original review process, however, the Coordinating Committee may request supplemental information if necessary
     
  • The Coordinating Committee will apply somewhat more rigorous standards for reappointment than for the initial appointment of a new faculty trainer