Bloomberg School of Public Health
Members Present: Drs. Margaret Ensminger, John Groopman, Bernard Guyer, Martha Hill, Robert Lawrence, Jonathan Links, Roger McMacken, Noel Rose, Alfred Sommer, Donald Steinwachs, Scott Zeger; and Ms. Diane Glover, staff.
Members Absent: Drs. Robert Black, William Brody, Ron Brookmeyer, William Eaton, Diane Griffin, Steven Knapp, Edward Miller, Jonathan Samet, and James Yager.
Meeting Convened: Dean Sommer convened the meeting at 3:00 p.m.
Approval of the Minutes: Minutes of the 863rd meeting on July 18, 2002 were approved.
Remarks by the Dean
The Dean acknowledged Dr. Ensminger s final Advisory Board meeting as past-president of the Faculty Senate and thanked her for her participation and dedicated service over the years. Dean Sommer also recognized Dr. Noel Rose for his excellent work and loyal commitment to the School as Chair of the Committee on Appointments and Promotions since 1993. Dean Sommer noted that Dr. Rose will be present at the Advisory Board meetings for the coming year in his capacity as Past-President of the Faculty Senate.
Report of the Faculty Senate
Dr. Ensminger commented that it has been a privilege being a member of the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate and will miss attending the Advisory Board meetings. Dr. Links mentioned that the ballots for president-elect and the departmental representatives for the Faculty Senate will be mailed to the faculty soon. The first meeting of the coming academic year is September 12, 2002.
Request for authorization for the Dean or his designee to act on the Board s behalf in consultation with those Board members available during the summer months
The Advisory Board voted to approve this request.
Additional revisions of PPM Faculty #1 Dr. Sommer and Group
A considerable amount of time was spent at the Advisory Board discussing the latest proposed revisions to the Faculty PPM #1. Dean Sommer began by noting that the two memorandums (July 9 and July 11) included in the packet of the July Advisory Board materials specified the additional changes currently being proposed to the Faculty PPM #1. At the May 2002 Advisory Board, several changes had been approved to the Faculty PPM #1 that mostly affected the scientist and professorial non-tenure tracks. In response to concerns expressed by several faculty at their July Faculty Senate, Dean Sommer met with the department chairs most directly affected by the PPM changes. Suggested modifications were discussed by the Advisory Board, particularly in relation to the flexibility required for the diverse roles filled by non-tenure track faculty (non- tenure professorial track and scientist track).
Greater flexibility in the PPM for the non-tenure track faculty would require that chairs closely scrutinize the submissions of grants by non-tenure track faculty, to ensure the departments and the School are not encumbering institutional resources in areas not accorded high priority. While some faculty apparently feel things have changed from what they had originally understood, the Dean indicated that non-tenure track professorial faculty were never intended to develop independently funded programs unless specifically given that charge by their Chairs as an exploratory venture into a potentially new area. While some faculty apparently believe the non-tenure track and the tenure-track are the same, they are not, or the two separate tracks would never have been created. Both tracks have scholarly independence but only the tenure-track was meant to encumber resources through "programmatic independence. It was suggested that some chairs may have to meet with these faculty individually to clarify their status. Dr. Rose believes the School would serve itself well to be as generous as possible as faculty move into other tracks.
Additional changes were suggested and discussed, and the Dean agreed to review all suggestions and return with revisions at the next Advisory Board meeting. The proposed changes to PPM Faculty #1 will be voted on at the September 19 meeting of the Advisory Board.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:55 p.m.
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