November 5, 1971
Scope of Duties of Full-Time Faculty in the University of California's Schools of the Health Sciences
The attached policy statement on the referenced subject is effective as of this date.
It supersedes the policy statement titled "Scope of Duties of Full-Time Faculty in Clinical Departments of the University of California Schools of Medicine", which became effective April 1, 1968, and is essentially identical to the latter except that it now also applies to full-time faculty members in Schools of Dentistry, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Public Health.
C. O. McCorkle, Jr.
Office of the President
November 5, 1971
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA'S SCHOOLS OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES
Full-time faculty members at the University of California's Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Public Health have the following duties (1) the teaching of the respective professional curricula to undergraduate and graduate students and to postgraduate students such as interns, resident, fellows, and practicing professionals; (2) research and development applicable to the respective disciplines; (3) such academic functions as are inherent in responsible faculty service, for example, contributions to curricular reform or appropriate appraisal necessary for judicious appointments and promotions; and (4) community and public welfare service.
The first of these generic duties, and frequently the second and fourth as well, often are inseparable from participation in and responsibility for patient care. The latter may include diagonistic, therapeutic or consultative service for both personal private and departmental private ambulatory or hospitalized patients, depending upon the discipline, the administrative organization or the particular teaching program, and the logistics of patient care best adapted to teaching and to the individual faculty member's research. Such services may be provided in University-owned or in University-affiliated facilities or elsewhere as required by the University's best interests and the community and public welfare.