University of Virginia School of
Principles of Medicine Committee
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
- 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:
- 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.
- 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
- 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