Minutes 12/07/99

Minutes 12/07/99

University of Virginia School of Medicine

Principles of Medicine Committee

Minutes 01.13.00

January 13, 2000, 3:00 p.m., Jordan 3-31.

Present were: Robert Bloodgood, Amy Bouton, Bruce Cohen, Alfred Connors, Claudette Dalton, Carl Creutz, Barry Hinton, William Hobbs, Peter Holloway, Donald Innes (Chair), Joanna Goldberg, Howard Kutchai, Elaine Lowe for Kevin Lee, Andrew Lockman, Jennifer McClune, Jonathan Moreno, Christine Peterson, Marjorie Rein, Virginia Taylor, David Waters, Brian Wispelwey, Wendy Golden, Allison Innes, Richard Pearson, Jerry Short, Eugene Corbett, Tony Tamburello, Mariecken Verspoor, Robb Williams, Andy Darby Guests: Gretchen Arnold, John Jackson

  1. Gretchen Arnold and John Jackson provided the Committee with an update on copyright issues for both paper and electronic mediums. Guidelines are becoming more stringent on electronic copyright. Assume everything on the WEB is copyright protected unless told otherwise. Resources on the UVA WEB for answers to specific questions are:

    < http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/it/journal/1997/Articles/robertf.html>

    To avoid copyright infringement, whenever possible use links to material that the library has licence for OR get permission from the publisher prior to use. The copyright laws for electronic reproduction of images on the WEB are being written through common law/ judicial decisions. The laws on "Fair Use" are becoming even more restrictive. Inability to locate the copyright holder is not a legitimate excuse. While the laws are restrictive, they also protect the intellectual property of the faculty of the University of Virginia.

  2. The general structure of the Saturday 1/15/00 retreat was outlined. The goal of this retreat is to "rough out" curriculum for the first year in a fairly detailed manner and look at the second year in "broad strokes". Course directors were asked to write the titles of their lectures/laboratories on postit's for use in coordinating the first year curriculum at the retreat. Each hour of lecture should be represented by ONE postit. Each laboratory should also be represented by ONE postit with the length (1 or 2 hours) noted on the postit. Sample block schedules for first and second year were distributed to the committee and a few basic rules outlined. Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 12:00 each day; 12:00 to 1:00 pm is a common lunch for both first and second year. Three afternoons from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm will remain open for self study. Note that in the Fall session, there are 14 usable weeks for lecture/laboratory/small groups and in the Spring, there are 18 weeks for the first year and 14 weeks for the second year. This year (99-00) we have about 15 hours of lecture per week - this will be limited to 12 hours per week in subsequent years, for a 20% reduction. This puts us more in line with other top medical schools.

  3. The draft of the "Strategic Steps to a 2020 Curriculum of Excellence" and comments from the "Looking Back" survey were distributed to the Committee.

The next meeting will be 02/03/00 at 2:00 p.m. in the Cell Biology Library (Jordan 3-31)

Minutes submitted by: Donald J. Innes, Jr., M.D. Date: 01/28/00