Charge of Curriculum Council Steering Committee
The Curriculum Council Steering Committee is the faculty body that manages the medical curriculum for the Indiana University School of Medicine through oversight of its design, implementation and management of the School's curriculum at all campuses. The CCSC sets curricular policy for education and has oversight responsibility for ensuring compliance and comparability. The CCSC reviews data at specified intervals to monitor and evaluate the curriculum as a whole and make informed decisions to enhance, coordinate, and ensure coherence of the educational program.
Relationship to the Dean
The CCSC has the authority to manage the IUSM curriculum. This includes establishing policy and determining procedures for the implementation of the medical school curriculum. The Dean and Dean’s representatives should inform the CCSC of policies and circumstances adequately to permit the committee to exercise its authority in a responsible and effective manner. The CCSC shall inform the Dean and/or the Dean’s representatives about the decisions of the committee. The CCSC has direct responsibility for the curriculum of the medical school.
Relationship to the Faculty Steering Committee
The CCSC is a standing committee of the IU School of Medicine as outlined in the constitution. The Faculty Steering Committee is the overall faculty governing body for the Indiana University School of Medicine.
CCSC Subcommittees and Charges
Foundational Component Committee (FCC)
The Foundational Component Committee (FCC) is charged by the CCSC to oversee the design, implementation, and quality of the integrated basic science curriculum at IUSM. Its focus is on the management of a contemporary foundational science curriculum guided by the IUSM Institutional Learning Objectives, oversight of course level comparability, and management of student outcomes/performance across the timeline of the foundational science curriculum. The FCC recommends policy on matters relating to the foundational science curriculum as a whole and reports to the CCSC.
Clinical Component Committee (CCC)
The Clinical Component Committee (CCC) is charged by the CCSC to oversee the design, implementation, and quality of the clinical science curriculum at IUSM. Its focus is on the management of a contemporary clinical science curriculum guided by the IUSM Institutional Learning Objectives, oversight of clerkship level comparability, and management of student outcomes/performance across the timeline of the Clinical Science curriculum. The CCC recommends policy on matters relating to the clinical science curriculum and reports to the CCSC.
Academic Standards Committee (ASC)
The Academic Standards Committee (ASC) of IUSM is charged by the CCSC with implementing a systematic evaluation process for the curricular components (courses and clerkships) of the medical education program to ensure adherence to the IUSM Institutional Learning Objectives and curricular policy; comparability of instruction, assessment, and outcomes; and equivalency in grading.
Elective Sub-Committees (FCC-ESC and CCC-ESC)
The Elective Sub-Committees oversee the review and approval of all medical student electives. The FCC-ESC reviews all electives and special electives related to the foundational sciences. The CCC-ESC reviews all electives and special electives related to the clinical component, which includes all international clinical electives, for individual students. These sub-committees are also changed with the review and revision of the IUSM elective catalog.
Educational Policy Sub-Committee
The Policy Subcommittee will review, revise and make recommendations for undergraduate medical education policies in accordance with the requirements by the LCME, IUSM and University regulations.
Program Assessment and Evaluation Subcommittee
The PAE Subcommittee is charged with the development and maintenance of the plan for evaluation of curricular content and pedagogy under CCSC oversight.