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Minutes: March 15, 2006

350th MEETING OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL COUNCIL
3 p.m., Wednesday, March 15, 2006
School of Medicine Administration, Board Room 103

PRESENT: Drs. Bhatti, Choi, Dagnelie, DeLeon, Flynn, Hillis, Honeycutt, Huang, Lehmann, Magaziner, Mooney, Niv, Robinson, Sterni, Tompkins, Walker, Zellars, Mr. Watkins, Mss. Foy and Jennifer Fairman (for Sandone).

ABSENT: Drs. Adger, Ain, Aucott, Bergles, Blok, Caterina, Chan, Colecraft, Cooper, Cormack, Denmeade, Efron, Gabrielson, Guity, Holcroft (excused), Iacobuzio-Donahue, Liu, Lorsch, Martins, Miller,  Peters, Pidcock, Pomper, Roper, Schulick, Woolf, Yaster, Messrs. Bagga, Grelotti, and Prucz.

GUESTS:  Dr. Cole, Mr. Koffenberger, Ms. Heiser

I.  Minutes

The minutes of the March 15, 2006 meeting were approved.

II. Security Update – Mr. Harry Koffenberger

Mr. Koffenberger reviewed the 2005 Security Report.  Overall, it was a very good year regarding crime reduction; no robberies were reported on campus in 2005.

Theft continues to be the most common crime on campus with 188 incidents reported in 2005.  The Security Department has instituted a crime prevention initiative and is providing informational sessions on crime prevention and awareness to departments. 

Mr. Koffenberger addressed the issue of identity theft both nationally and locally and indicated this is a growing concern.

Efforts continue with the Baltimore City Police Department and community leaders in addressing security issues in the areas adjacent to the campus.  Johns Hopkins security alerts will go to community leaders, and community leaders will inform Johns Hopkins Security about incidents in neighborhoods.

Security has a presence in areas off-campus where staff/students park; the Monument Street and Fallsway off-site parking areas are patrolled.

Security is working with the City to improve lighting around the new Orleans Street garage.  The intersection of Broadway and Orleans is manned 24/7 by security.  There have been no incidents of crime in the Orleans Street parking facility.

In response to questions, Mr. Koffenberger reported physical barriers will soon be in place on Orleans Street to direct pedestrian traffic to the crosswalk.  The Security Department is working with Facilities Design and Construction and consultants to plan security in the new hospital buildings.


III. Intensive Faculty Development Program – Dr. Karen Cole

Dr. Cole presented an overview of the faculty development program for clinical educators which was established in 1987 at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center under the leadership of Dr. Randy Barker.

The program consists of four components:

1) The longitudinal program in Teaching Skills, which provides knowledge and skills necessary to prepare clinician-educators for their roles as teachers and administrators. 

Part one: Introduces participants to concepts related to teaching and building relationships with medical trainees and patients.

Part tw Is highly individualized and provides advanced teaching concepts and leadership tools.  

2) The longitudinal program in Curriculum Development provides knowledge and skills in the areas of problem identification, needs assessment, the formulation of general goals and specific measurable objectives, the choice of educational methods appropriate to the educational objectives, program implementation and administration, learner and program evaluation, and continuous program improvement.

3) The Facilitator Training Program focuses on the skills of facilitating small groups of learners and leading whole group activities in either of our longitudinal programs.

4) The Consultation Service for Special Programs provides client institutions individualized workshops geared to participant needs.

The program has trained over 400 faculty and fellows from Johns Hopkins and other institutions since its inception.

Several Medical School Council members who have participated in the program reported it was a positive experience.  Discussion focused on the need to include investigator-educator faculty as well as clinician-educator faculty.  It was felt that the program provided a science and discipline applicable to all faculty.

Dr. Barker will present the program to the Advisory Board in March.  It is hoped the program, which has been primarily utilized by Department of Medicine faculty and fellows, will attract participants from a broader range of disciplines.

IV. Update on Joint Oversight Committee on Faculty Development and Gender – Dr. Nancy Honeycutt

Dr. Honeycutt provided a brief overview of the activities relating to faculty development and gender issues since the first Provost’s Report on the Status of Women in 1989. 

The recent and most extensive report on faculty development and gender was issued last year by a committee co-chaired by Drs. Griffin and Wolberger.  The report made nine recommendations including establishing an oversight committee to monitor progress in achieving goals identified in the report.  An oversight committee has been established as a joint committee of the Medical School Council and the Women’s Leadership Council with Dr. Honeycutt as chair.  The committee will work with the office of the vice-dean for faculty in generating an annual faculty salary survey.  The committee will also undertake a faculty survey every three years, will monitor promotion rates, and review key committee membership to assure equitable participation of women and minorities.

The committee will also participate in devising a faculty exit interview process.  There was discussion of various mechanisms to accomplish exit interviews.  It was the view of the Medical School Council that exit interviews be personal rather than an on-line process.

V. Other Business

Silver Book: The Silver Book Committee continues to make modifications based on input from the Professorial Promotions Committee which suggested rewording of the four pathways to promotion section.  The Clinician-Educator Committee will review the modified sections and a final draft should be available for MSC review in April or May.

It was suggested that both an Educator’s Portfolio example and a sample CV be included in the book.

There being no further business this meeting was adjourned at 4:15  p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary E. Foy

Secretary

Future Medical School Council meetings:

All meetings will be held in the School of Medicine Board Room (SOM 103), 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

May 24, 2006

June 21, 2006

 

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