- Since a major commitment to administrative activities detracts from the time available for the primary areas of clinical care, teaching and scholarship, assistant professors are discouraged from significant administrative commitment and departments are discouraged from requiring such.
- Institutional service may at times be a factor in appointment, reappointment and promotion decisions for associate and full professors. For example, many administrative duties critical to all aspects of the operation of the School of Medicine require input from, or direction by, faculty.
- Thus, both the scope and the quality of administrative performance may be considered in the reappointment and promotion of senior faculty.
- Those with significant ongoing administrative duties, such as department chairs and service line directors, are understood to have less time for clinical care, teaching and scholarship compared with colleagues without such duties. In such cases, the quality of the performance may be considered in the reappointment and promotion process.