Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee
|Chair (Assistant Dean for Admissions & Financial Aid)||Dr. Pamela Sandow|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Micaela Gibbs||2014|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Shannon Holliday||2014|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Tim Garvey||2014|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Deborah Dilbone||2015|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Richard Kelowitz||2015|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Shannon Wallet||2015|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Geraldine Weinstein||2016|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Susan Nimmo||2016|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Edna Perez||2016|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Maggie Ribeiro Dasilva||2016|
|Full-time faculty elected by Faculty Assembly||Dr. Rosalia Rey||2017|
|Private Practitioner appointed by the Dean||Dr. Demetrick Lecorn||2016|
|Private Practitioner appointed by the Dean||Dr. Cathy Taylor||2016|
|Private Practitioner appointed by the Dean||Dr. Brian Decker||2014|
|UFCD Alumni Practitioner appointed by the Dean||Dr. Gerry Weaver||2016|
|Representative from Basic Sciences appointed by the Dean||Dr. Seunghee Cha||2016|
|Dental student (senior)||Maryam Rostami (Alternate: Jesse Alonso)||2014|
|Dental student (junior)||Jacqueline Garcia (Alternate: Shaun Bullard)||2015|
|Dental student (sophomore)||Natasja Isaacs (Alternate: Melissa Dixon)||2016|
|Ex officio: Director of Student and Multicultural Affairs||Dr. Patty Xirau-Probert|
|Ex officio: Freshman Class Advisor||Dr. Pamela Sandow|
|Ex officio: Director of Student Financial Aid||TBD|
|Ms. Stacy Buford||Support staff|
The Assistant Dean for Admissions will serve as a member and permanent chairperson of the committee. The committee will consist of twelve full-time faculty members elected by the Faculty Assembly for three-year terms, three private practitioners identified by the Dean for three-year terms, one member from an alumni group identified by the Dean for a three-year term, three dental students, and one member from the basic science departments identified by the Dean for a three-year term. Members of this committee who are not full-time members of the College of Dentistry will be identified by the Dean, whether they are elected by their constituents or appointed, and may be re-appointed for one additional three-year term. The Director of Student and Multicultural Affairs, the Freshman class advisor, and the Director of Student Financial Aid will serve as ex officio members. All committee recommendations are presented directly to the Dean.
Standing Committee Charge
As stated in the Constitution and Bylaws, it is the responsibility of the committee to recruit, select, and recommend to the Dean the most outstanding group of student applicants for admission to the D.M.D. program of the College of Dentistry. The committee may seek consultation with relevant individuals, committees, or departments within the College, but will have the final responsibility for establishing all selection criteria for admission.
Committee Mission Statement
To assure high quality and increased access to oral health care in the United States, the Committee on Student Admissions and Recruitment will strive to increase the selection and enrollment of dental students who will be of high quality, diverse, and sensitive to the oral health needs of patients.
Additional Charge from the Dean for 2013–2014
I am requesting that the Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee continue to work to evaluate our admissions processes and procedures in regards to qualified underrepresented minority applicants.
The committee should refer all committee action items to the Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) on an ongoing basis for FAB’s review, discussion and subsequent action, as needed.
Each standing faculty committee will be charged with reviewing relevant outcome measures from the college strategic plan. The measures which should be reviewed by the Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee include:
- Annual demographic profile (number, percent) of students in terms of age, race/ethnicity, and gender.
In addition, this year I would like the committee to evaluate data on the following additional outcome measures:
- Number of economically and environmentally disadvantaged students in entering UFCD class.
- Number of pre-dental students receiving information about UFCD through career fairs, presentations, tabling, campus visits, etc.
- Number of advising calls/appointments to pre-dental students.
The committee should evaluate performance on these measures and when appropriate, action plans for improvement should be instituted using the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle. The PDCA is the college’s model for outcomes assessment and evaluation.
Individual Faculty Member Responsibilities
Members of the Admissions Committee are required to attend 4 meetings throughout the year. These meetings include a full-day session in November, as well as one- to two-hour meetings in January, February and June, respectively. In addition, committee members must commit to interviewing potential students for six ½ days between July and February each year. A schedule of interview dates and meeting dates for the upcoming year becomes available in May of each year.
Preparation time outside of meetings varies by committee member but may include review of applications in the Office of Admissions. Application essays are available online for committee members to review.
Time commitment: A minimum of 35-40 hours per year as described above.
Schedule of Meetings
|February 22, 2013||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|January 25, 2013||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|November 16, 2012||CG-29/MDL-6||View||View||N/A|
|July 25, 2012||C1-3||View||View||N/A|
|June 8, 2012
(ADEA Admissions Committee Workshop)
|February 24, 2012||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|January 27, 2012||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|November 18, 2011||D3-21||View||View||N/A|
|July 26, 2011||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|February 24, 2011||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|January 28, 2011||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|November 19, 2010||D3-21||View||View||N/A|
|July 21, 2010||CG-29||View||View||N/A|
|February 23, 2010||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|January 28, 2010||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|November 20, 2009||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|June 30, 2009||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|February 20, 2009||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|January 23, 2009||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|November 20, 2008
(joint meeting with Curriculum Committee)
|November 14, 2008||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|February 22, 2008||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|January 18, 2008||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|November 15, 2007||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|July 13, 2007||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|February 23, 2007||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|January 26, 2007||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|November 17, 2006||D1-26||View||View||N/A|
|June 27, 2006||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|May 23, 2006||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|February 24, 2006||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|January 27, 2006||D8-46||View||View||N/A|
|November 17, 2005||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|July 20, 2005||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|February 18, 2005||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|December 8, 2004||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|November 18, 2004||D4-16||View||View||N/A|
|June 29, 2004||D4-16||View||View||N/A|