University of Virginia School of
Pediatric Pathology Conference Room, 4:00 p.m.
Present (underlined) were: Reid Adams, Robert
Bloodgood, Anita Clayton, Al Connors, Gene Corbett, Joanna
Goldberg, Donald Innes (Chair), Steven Meixel, Jerry
Short, Bill Wilson, Robb Williams (Mark Mikkelsen), Debra
- The issue of Anatomy class time on Wednesday and Friday mornings
versus afternoons has been resolved. Anatomy laboratories will be
held the last two hours of scheduled time on Monday, Wednesday and
Friday in the fall of the 1st year.
- Meeting have been scheduled for next week (3/1 and 3/3) for both
spring first year course directors and fall first year course directors
to finalize the 2000-01 first year schedule. As soon as a
date/time can be arranged, second year course directors will also meet.
The exam schedule will be discussed at these meetings. It is hoped that
more coordination of subject matter between courses can be achieved
through these meetings.
- Discussion has been initiated regarding acknowledgement of
compensation for both course directors and faculty who teach medical
- Bob Bloodgood outlined a proposal for yearly self-study reports
for the Basic Science Courses.
- The evaluation process is important for improving individual
courses, as a tool for the Curriculum Committee to evaluate the courses
and overall curriculum, and as a ready source of information for the
LCME. Basically, we need to know
- a) did the students learn the objectives,
- b) was the learning process a positive experience, and
- c) is the course as well designed as it could be?
- In addition to the student and faculty evaluations, the self
study reports should include course objectives, course schedule,
analysis of new initiatives tried during the current year with outcomes
and recommendations for the future, proposed initiatives for following
year with strategies to address concerns and a summary.
- Evaluations should be computerized, centralized and uniform
to be best used for comparison.
- The committee was concerned that a yearly self-evaluation might be
too labor intensive and that evaluations every other year might be
appropriate. In-house review of the course self evaluations would be
undertaken by the Curriculum Committee or an appointed subcommittee
with an outside professor(s) participating in the review every other
time each course was evaluated (every 4 years). Outside review would
also require funding.
- Work will begin on a uniform evaluation form (Bob Bloodgood; Al
Connors; Jerry Short; Mark Mikkelsen). Jerry Short will try to attain
copies of evaluation forms used by other medical schools to help in our