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Minutes: June 20, 2007

3 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, 2007
School of Medicine Administration, Board Room 103

PRESENT: Drs. Diana Scorpio (for Brayton), Dagnelie, Geller, Honeycutt, Maragakis, Mears, Mooney, Pidcock, Robinson, Schramm, Sterni, Zellars, Zhu, Mss. Foy and Sandone.

ABSENT: Drs. Aucott, Bergles, Bhatti, Bluemke, Caterina, Chan, Choi, Cormack, DeLeon, Denmeade, Efron, Flynn, Gultekin, Holcroft, Huang, Iacobuzio-Donahue, Kravet, Lehmann, Liu, Lorsch, MacDonald, Magaziner, McCarthy, Peters, Roper, Schulick, Siberry, Tompkins, Tufaro, Walker, Wang, Whitmore, Woolf, Yaster, Messrs. Kobayahsi, Pirruccello, Prucz, Rais-Bahrami, and Watkins, Ms. Cohen.

GUESTS:   Drs. Janice Clements and Barbara Hawkins, Messrs. Harry Koffenberger and Luu Pham, Ms. Michelle Carlstrom

I.  Minutes

The minutes of the May 23, 2007 meeting were approved. 

II. Security Update – Harry Koffenberger

                Mr. Koffenberger circulated a Calendar Year Crime Comparison Report which showed a 15 year crime comparison for robbery, assault, and theft on campus.  He noted the dramatic drop in these incidents over the past year, pointing out that robbery and assaults were 7 in 2007 compared to 21 in 2006 and thefts decreased to 55 in 2007 from 188 in 2006.

                He outlined the current borders of the campus and noted the boundaries are expanding as the campus expands to the north and south.

                Mr. Koffenberger commented on the improved security website which contains a weekly report of incidents reported to the security department.  He also called attention to the new wristband ID that will replace the current pull and stick badge that is issued to campus visitors.

                Mr. Koffenberger responded to several questions and addressed an incident on the basic science lot in which an under-age child of a faculty member was denied access to a laboratory.  Mr. Koffenberger noted one must be 18 years of age to be in a lab.  As there appeared to be confusion regarding age/access, Mr. Koffenberger will clarify the policy with the Safety Department and the Legal Office and communicate the policy to his staff.

                Mr. Koffenberger reported a 100% turnover last year in the BSI hired staff; the protective services staff had a lower turnover rate.  He commented on the higher costs associated with high turnover.

                Dr. Sterni thanked Mr. Koffenberger for his presentation.


III. Facutly Salary Study – Dr. Janice Clements and Mr. Luu Pham

            A copy of the 2006 Faculty Salary Analysis was distributed.  Dr. Clements opened her presentation by noting the salary study has been posted on the faculty website; she encouraged faculty to visit the website.

          The goals of the annual review are three-fold:

          1) A systematic analysis to insure salary equity

          2) Analyze salary data for gender equity

3) Provide salary data to School of Medicine administration and department chairs for use in establishing faculty salaries.

Dr. Clements reported many salary adjustments have been made over the past several years based on the salary analysis reports.

Faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor and above were included in the study.  Assistant Professors accounted for 50%, Associate Professors for 24%, and Professors for 26%.  The gender distribution was 70% male and 30% female.

Two forms of salary were analyzed; base salary and incentive salary.  In terms of full time equivalent salary, women earned 3% less than men in FY2006.  This difference represents approximately 0.5% increase from the FY2005 analysis.  Of the eleven department groupings analyzed, five had smaller differences in salary between female and male faculty than the overall differences.

           Dr. Clements encouraged faculty to discuss salary with their department director/division director at the time of annual review.

           Dr. Sterni thanked Dr. Clements and Mr. Pham for their work on this study and asked members to encourage faculty to review the report on the faculty website.

IV. Work Life Programs – Ms. Michelle Carlstrom

                 Ms. Carlstrom, the newly appointed Director of WorkLife Programs and FASAP , reviewed the various services available to faculty and staff that are designed to enhance personal effectiveness and professional productivity.  She circulated brochures on the different services offered.  The following were addressed:

Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FASAP)

                This service available to faculty, staff, and their families provides assessment and identification of personal, family, or work related problems, brief counseling and crisis intervention, referral to resources, and follow-up when indicated.  The assessment services are confidential and without fee.  If referrals are made for other services and resources there are fees, many of which are offset by health insurance.

WorkLife Program

                The WorkLife Program is a service provided by Human Resources that offers information, referral, and consultation for child care, elder care, and for other issues blending personal and work life.

                The program also provides a relocation assistance program, “Live Near Your Work” program, financial planning seminars, and retirement workshops.

                Additional information on all the services offered is available at

                Ms. Carlstrom offered to make individual presentations to departments on the services her department offers.

                Dr. Sterni thanked Ms. Carlstrom for her presentation.

V. Other Business

There being no further business this meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                                                Mary E. Foy


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.

September 19, 2007

October 17, 2007

November 14, 2007

December 12, 2007

January 23, 2008

February 20, 2008

March 19, 2008

April 16, 2008

May 14, 2008

June 18, 2008