Minutes 02.04.10

Minutes 02.04.10

University of Virginia School of  Medicine
Curriculum Committee

Pediatric Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.

Present (underlined) were: Gretchen ArnoldRobert Bloodgood, Megan Bray, Donna Chen, Eugene Corbett, Thomas Gampper, Wendy Golden, Donald Innes (Chair), Keith Littlewood, Jim Martindale, Veronica Michaelsen, Mohan Nadkarni, Chris Peterson, Jerry Short, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, Bill WilsonMary Kate Worden,  Lisa Herrmann, Evan Lapinsky, Debra Reed (secretary)  

  1. Advice on MCM and Systems Timetables

    The Committee discussed MCM timetables in particular but the schedule should also apply to the other systems. Guidelines should be provided as to when course curriculum (objectives/activities/database) should be complete, when handouts should be collected from the faculty and distributed to the students, when faculty development should be designed, scheduled and completed, and when exam questions should be collected and exams prepared.

    For MCM, Selina Noramly has asked thread leaders to provide the names of the faculty who will be teaching in each of the activities.

    Support staff for MCM and the Systems has been identified and will meet at a retreat in March.

    Examinations will be assembled in a word document and then put into the on-line database testing by the support staff. Questions regarding "private" questions and those available to the students prior to the exams need to be addressed. Faculty and staff will require training in Oasis evaluations.

    Faculty development should start for each system as soon as the curriculum content and faculty involved can be identified and no later than ~6 months before the beginning of the unit.

    Demonstrations of active learning have begun. Faculty and system directors need to be familiar with these methods prior to constructing their learning activities. Sessions in the Mock Learning Center for our teaching faculty should begin as soon as possible. These could be videotaped for faculty to review.

    Percentage of active learning versus lectures was discussed. Ideally it is hoped that for structured time we will attain >60% active learning and <40% lecture.

    Culture change for students - coming to class having read the material and prepared to discuss is essential.

    The Committee was asked to consider these proposed deadlines and provide input to Don Innes by e-mail dji@virginia.edu.

Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D.