Minutes 04.13.11

Minutes 04.13.11

University of Virginia School of Medicine                 
Systems Leadership Community
April 13, 2011

Medical Education Building, Learning Studio, 4:00 p.m.


Present (underlined) were:  Brian Behm, Alan Binder, Robert Bloodgood, Elizabeth Bradley, Megan Bray, Chris Burns, Mary Bryant, Troy Buer, Addeane Caelleigh, Eva Casola,  Randolph Canterbury, Bobby Chhabra, Pam Clark, Bruce Cohen,  Eugene Corbett, Alan Dalkin, John Dent, Terri Ellison, Allison Innes,   Don Innes, John Jackson, Kambiz Kalantarinia, Karen Knight, Darci Lieb,   Stuart Lowson, Jen Marks, Jim Martindale, Melanie McCollum, Veronica Michaelsen, Mo Nadkarni, Bart Nathan, Selina Noramly, Sabrina Nuñez, Richard Pearson, Chris Peterson, Sue Pollart, Ellen Ramsey, Mitch Rosner, Mark Russell, Neeral Shah, Allan Simpson, Nassima Ait Daoud Tiouririne, Jonathan Truwit, Linda Wagoner-Fountain, Mary Kate Worden, Elizabeth Wright, Zhen Yan

Convenors:  Bart Nathan

  1. Faculty attitudes expressed to students.  Bart Nathan reminded System Leaders that faculty should be careful about the attitudes they express in front of students.  For example, referring to the new curriculum as the “experimental curriculum” and to the students as “guinea pigs” undermines the students’ confidence in the faculty and the curriculum.

  2. Sabrina Nuñez’s workshops for Systems faculty.  Sabrina Nuñez, working with Kimberly Joyce, is developing workshops for faculty of upcoming Systems.  They will soon be offered to CV and Pulmonary faculty and will be available to other faculty.  They have developed an instructor packet of useful information and templates to help instructors develop their course materials; both are available on the Collab site for System Leaders.

  3. Organization of upstairs-downstairs schedule must be finalized by June.  The general schedule for use of the downstairs (Learning Studio) and upstairs (Lecture Hall) has been set:  Class of 2015 will be downstairs 8-10 a.m.; Class of 2014 will be downstairs 10-11 noon.  Systems Leaders may swap those times by mutual agreement; that final schedule must be completed by June.

  4. Upcoming TBL session on Friday, April 15, 8:00-10:00 a.m.  This session, focused on mild traumatic brain injury and sports-related concussion, would be a good one for faculty of upcoming systems to observe.  It is shorter than many others and yet will illustrate the full TBL structure and process.

  5. Faculty evaluations.  Elizabeth Bradley reported for the working group that is developing a faculty evaluation instruction that reflects the NxGen curriculum and works for P&T.  She distributed a draft of the new evaluation form.  Comments and suggestions were made about revisions, including that

  6. MBB System Leaders:  Lessons learned and tips.  Bart Nathan, Mary Kate Worden, and Nassima Ait Daoud Tiouririne noted lessons based on their experience with MBB:

  7. X-Credit.  John Jackson demonstrated the X-Credit software application, explaining that is needed to design and manage the overall curriculum and its components, to respond to LCME visit and questions the survey team may ask, and to analyze students’ performance across topics and years.  He showed how the system allows analysis of curriculum systems and threads.  He also demonstrated how instructors will upload and submit their classroom materials.  There was considerable discussion of the issues of “one learning objective – one test item,” which John emphasized had been demonstrated in the literature as the educational best practice.  Darci Lieb’s group is backloading the learning objectives for earlier systems in 2010-2011, and the system will soon be ready for instructors to upload their materials from this point onward.

  8. “Course Design Course 2011” at the Teaching Resource Center.  Bart Nathan urged Systems Leaders to take the course being offered through the TRC.  Several participants, including Don Innes, comments about how helpful it had been to those who have already taken it.

  9. Next meeting.  The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at 4:00, in the Learning Studio of the Medical Education Building.