Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division
The Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division (VIDD) is governed by two standing committees: the Executive Committee and the Appointments and Promotions Committee.
The VIDD Executive Committee (EC) is comprised of five member-track faculty members (including the Director of VIDD, who also serves as a Hutchinson Center senior vice president) and two ex-officio members. The EC meets one to two times monthly. The EC is charged with the development of strategic and professional leadership activities and the mentorship of faculty in accordance with the Faculty Affairs Office.
The Appointments and Promotions Committee meets once a month and consists of eight voting members who are nominated by faculty at large, then voted on by VIDD faculty at the June faculty meeting. Nominations are accepted by the EC and must satisfy the composition requirements to include six member track faculty members and two staff scientist track members. Members serve three year terms with a maximum of two consecutive terms. The APC is chaired by the Head of the VIDD Faculty Affairs Office.
The members of the APC review and recommend changes to VIDD’s A&P policies and procedures, provide recommendations to the voting faculty for advancement to candidacy for promotion, review requests to change tracks or pathways, and review the qualifications of candidates seeking appointment as affiliate investigator, associate, or internal and external joint appointments.
The APC conducts face-to-face annual reviews and midterm reviews with assistant members, and midterm and candidacy-for-promotion reviews with associate members. The committee reports to the faculty above rank on the progress of junior faculty and makes recommendations to these faculty for renewal of appointments of mid-rank assistant members and for advancement to candidacy for promotion at both assistant and associate member ranks.