System Leaders Minutes 02/10/10

System Leaders Minutes 02/10/10

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Systems Community Leadership
Minutes – 02.10.10 

Health Sciences Library Room 1212 (Mock Learning Studio), 4:00 p.m.

Present (underlined) were: Brian Behm, Robert Bloodgood, Amy Bouton, Megan Bray, Mary Byrant, Troy Buer, Addeane Caelleigh, A. Bobby Chhabra, Pam Clark, Bruce Cohen, Alan Dalkin, Terri Ellison, Don Innes, Kambiz Kalantarinia, Darci Lieb, Stuart Lowson, Jim Martindale, Veronica Michaelsen, Melanie McCollum, Bart Nathan, Selina Noramly, Sue Pollart, Mitch Rosner, Mark Russell, Neeral Shah, Allan Simpson, Jonathan Truwit, Linda Wagoner-Fountain, Mary Kate Worden


  1. Introductionswere the first order of business at inaugural meeting of the Systems Community Leadership group.

  2. Meeting time: There was amazing agreement that Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. was best for all. Thus for the next 6 months, the meetings will be on:
    March 10
    April 14
    May 12
    June 9
    July 14
    August 11

  3. The primary purpose of the Systems Community Leadership is to foster communication among units, learn from each other by sharing ideas and experiences, and develop policy. We must strike a balance between maintaining administrative and pedagogic consistency from system to system while allowing for individual systems unique needs and ability to experiment with new methods of learning.
  4. Support for the Integrated Clinical Sciences (MCM, Systems, Micro, and CPD) will be the focus of the March 30/31 retreat to bring together faculty, course support staff, decision scientists, educational and simulation specialists, faculty development experts, instructional designers, and students to plan how to best support, coordinate, and administer the "Next Generation" Curriculum. The theme for the retreat is: "Partners in Delivering Excellence in Medical Education Support: First Class, Every Time, Everybody." In order to deliver excellent medical education to our students, many small and large parts need to come together seamlessly. From the communication with the students, room scheduling, Power Points, lecture notes, and course websites, to the final exam and submission of grades, each person’s contribution is essential to providing exceptional educational experiences for our students. Tuesday, March 30 from 12-4pm and Wednesday,
    March 31 from 8am-Noon. Location TBD.

  5. Faculty Development plans were outlined by Sue Pollart:
    Medical Education Journal Club, NBME Item Writing Workshop, and Casey White visits.

    Suggestions from the group for additional faculty development needs were made to Sue – the need for technology training – when best to use and how, how to work with less committed faculty, need for Dean’s support communicated to chairs.

    Note: Workshops on active learning training to examine techniques to make classroom learning more meaningful and on teaching with technology on how technology can be used to enhance student-centered learning, and why technology can be beneficial, and pitfalls to avoid are scheduled for March.

    Workshops are scheduled with Casey D. White, Assistant Dean Medical Education, Director, Learning Resource Center, University of Michigan Medical School

    April 19 & 20: Collaborative Learning - Working in Small Groups
    May 24 & 25: Cooperative vs. Competitive Learning - Promoting Team Learning
    June 28 & 29: Strategies for Formative and Summative Assessment
    July 26 & 27:  Dealing w/ the Interpersonal Dynamics of Active Learning

  6. The next meeting will be March 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the Mock Learning Studio. Topics for discussion will be:

    MCM review and alignment with CPD and coordination with other learning units –  Linda Wagoner-Fountain and Selina Noramly (30)

    Textbooks/handouts – Don Innes (15)

    Student Assessment – Jim Martindale (15)

    Future - Learning Studio use: availability, table assignments
    - more on administrative support