Mark I. Ryder, D.M.D., Chair

Meeting of October 18, 2000

PRESENT: Chair M. Ryder, Vice Chair D. Teitel, B. Dong, H. Fields, C. Miller, P. Sneed

ABSENT: P. Benner, K. Topp

The meeting of the Committee on Educational Policy was called to order by Chair Ryder on October 18, 2000 at 9:30 a.m. in Room MUW 427. A quorum was present.

Agenda Items for Upcoming Year

Chair Ryder expressed concern that the Committee has been passive in its activities and he would like the Committee to be proactive this year. He proposed that the Committee’s first effort should be to coordinate the education reform in each school in order to reduce duplicate thoughts, tasks, and resources. Chair Ryder indicated that Len Zegins, MD (TITLE?) has prepared a Health Sciences Issues Report which stressed the need to coordinate education reform efforts.

The Committee agreed to gather information from the chairs of each school’s Educational Policy Committee (or equivalent) by inviting them to the next two Committee meetings. The Committee will inquire if the schools would like assistance from the Committee to coordinate their curricula. Chair Ryder will send invitations to the chairs.

Chair Ryder reported that a proposed Center for Instructional Technology will address many technical issues of centralizing curriculum development.

Dr. Dong indicated that the School of Pharmacy is currently revising the curriculum. She stated that the Center for Collaborative Practices has studied this issue but no activities have occurred. The Committee proposed to request any reports from this Center to gather information.

The Committee also suggested inviting Molly Cook (TITLE?) and a Library representative to explore this topic.

Selection of Statewide Rep

The Committee selected Carol Miller to represent the Committee on the statewide University Committee of Educational Policy (UCEP).

Revision of Committee Bylaws

The Committee drafted changes to the current Bylaws. The Committee delayed the proposal to include each school’s Educational Policy Committee chair as an ex officio member until upcoming meetings with the chairs.

The Bylaws revision draft will be circulated to the Committee via electronic mail for any additional revisions. A final version will be forwarded to the Committee on Rules and Jurisdiction for review.

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 20 from 9:00 a.m. -11:00 in D 3209.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00 a.m.

Senate Staff:
Judy Dang
Administrative Analyst

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