Tuesday, October 21, 1997 / 3 pm / 805th Meeting
MEMBERS PRESENT: Drs. Diane Griffin, John Groopman, Bernard Guyer, Robert Lawrence, Ellen MacKenzie, Roger McMacken, W. Henry Mosley, Jonathan Samet, John Scocca, Alfred Sommer, Donald Steinwachs, Scott Zeger, and Barry Zirkin; and Ms. Robin Fox, staff.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Drs. William Brody, James Anthony, Robert Black, John Breitner.
GUESTS: Dr. Michael Trush and Ms Diane Glover.
Dean Alfred Sommer convened the meeting at 3:00 p.m.
Approval of the Minutes:
Minutes of the 804th meeting on September 30, 1997 were approved.
REMARKS BY THE DEAN:
Dean Sommer reminded Advisory Board members that nominations for 1998 Society of Scholars inductees are due at the end of October. He noted that current CVs for all full-time and adjunct faculty have been requested by January 5, 1998. He circulated application information for the Oxford Health Plan Foundation.
REPORT OF THE FACULTY SENATE:
Dr. Zirkin reported the Senate is considering two issues. The draft policy on faculty ownership of educational materials has been circulated to the faculty, and comments are being forwarded to Dr. Zirkin. The Senate is also discussing the creation of "rainy day funds" to support faculty between grants, and is considering different ways to organize such funds.
Ad Hoc Committee on ownership and use of educational materials
Dean Sommer thanked the Ad Hoc Committee, chaired by Dr. MacKenzie, for engaging the faculty in development of a rational policy on ownership of traditional and new, non-traditional educational materials. After earlier discussion by the Faculty Senate and Committee of the Whole, the Ad Hoc Committee made several minor changes. Dr. MacKenzie then reviewed the Ad Hoc Committee's recommendations and draft policy on ownership and use of educational materials, highlighting recent changes in the proposed policy. Several additional changes of a minor nature were suggested and will be added. Future changes to and interpretations of the policy will be recommended by the proposed faculty standing committee. The Advisory Board will have oversight of the committee and its functions. The role of students in development and ownership of educational materials will be part of a larger discussion about student involvement in teaching and research programs. After further discussion, Dr. Sommer asked that any further comments be provided to Dr. MacKenzie. The final draft policy will be voted on at the November Advisory Board meeting.
Report on Maryland Public Television program for middle school science teachers
Dr. Groopman described two summer institute programs developed by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences for middle school science and health teachers under grants from the NIH to support science education. The institutes will continue during the summer of 1998. Dr. Michael Trush has been the Department's leader in this effort.
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5 p.m.
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