Tuesday, January 28, 1997 / 3 pm /767th Meeting
MEMBERS PRESENT: Drs. Robert Black, John Groopman, Bernard Gayer, WallaceMandell, Roger McMacken, Laura Morlock, W. Henry Mosley, Jonathan Samet, John Scocca, Donald Steinwachs, and Scott Zeger; and Ms. Robin Fox, staff.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Drs. William Brody, Diane Griffin, Robert Lawrence, Alfred Sommer and Barry Zirkin.
GUESTS: Drs. Benjamin Caballero, Sharon Krag, Noel Rose and Jonathan Weiner; Ms Diane Glover; Messrs. Herbert Hansen, Ross McKenzie and Michael Taylor.
Dean Ellen MacKenzie convened the meeting at 3:00 p.m.
Approval of the Minutes: Minutes of the 796th meeting on December 17, 1996 were approved.
Remarks by the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs: Dr. MacKenzie announced that President Brody, Provost Knapp, Dean Sommer and the other deans are at a retreat called by the President. She noted that the planning committee for the School's own retreat on April 4-6 has met and will make assignments in preparation. She requested that those attending the retreat return the requested information to the Dean's office.
Dr. MacKenzie announced that Dr. John Breitner will become chair of the Department of Mental Hygiene by July 1, 1997. Dr. Breitner, now at Duke University, is a psychiatrist working in the area of Alzheimer's disease research. Dr. MacKenzie thanked Dr. Zeger for chairing the search committee and Dr. Griffin for serving on the search committee.
Mr. Hansen then reported that in the process of reviewing general funds allocations projected for 97-98, an over-allocation to the departments was detected. It is likely to affect the departments proportionate to their size. A number of options for resolving the over-allocation are being discussed with the Dean and the Committee on Finance, and Mr. Hansen plans to propose solutions over the next few weeks. He will meet with each department chair to discuss the impact on the departments. Additional checks and balances will be imposed to prevent similar occurrences in the future.
Report of the Faculty Senate: Dr. Scocca reported that the Faculty Senate discussed student academic ethics at its most recent meeting and that the faculty will continue to educate itself about this issue.
A number of department chairs indicated interest in seeing whether departmental student spaces can be upgraded similar to upgrades in the more common areas. Mr. McKenzie will let the department chairs know of the plans for improving Information Systems access, and the time frame for doing so. Security, word processing and a number of related issues were addressed, after which the Advisory Board congratulated the Committee on Information Technology and Office of Information Systems on their successful efforts to improve the School's computing environment.
Pew "Managed Care and Public Health" grant
Dr. Weiner requested that faculty from diverse disciplines and departments with an interest in this area should contact him. There will be opportunities for collaboration with the MCOs in a very applied fashion and interests of the MCOs will dictate to a large extent the expertise of the collaborating faculty. It is anticipated that the School will have a number of opportunities to demonstrate the value and cost-effectiveness of prevention strategies within MCOs.
Dr. Steinwachs noted that the Department of Health Policy and Management deliberately moved to seek such opportunities as a result of a departmental retreat two years ago. After further discussion, the Advisory Board thanked Dr. Weiner for bringing this interesting opportunity to their attention.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.
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