PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL MINUTES
Present: Tom Anderson, Thad Bell, Rosalie Crouch, Bruce Elliott, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Jim Fisher, Anne Kilpatrick, Sarah King, Jerry Reves, Sabra Slaughter(Secretary), Stuart Smith, John Sutusky, Paul Taylor, and Walker Coleman
Guests: Patrick Wamsley
NOTE: Copies of all handout and visual materials used at the meeting are on file in the Office of the Council Secretary.
ITEM 1. Revised Mission Statement for Office of Continuing Medical Education in the College of Medicine
Dr. Crouch presented this recently revised statement which requires MUSC Board approval in order to meet accreditation standards for the College.
ACTION: Council referred this to the Board of Trustees with a recommendation for approval.
ITEM 2. Draft Policy for Protocols Involving Human Subjects: Principal Investigators and Mentors
As requested at the 04/03/02 President's Council, Dr. Crouch presented the further revisions from the Deans' Council.
ACTION: Council approved this revised version of the policy. ITEM 3. GASB Statements 34 & 35
Mr. Wamsley previewed the presentation he will be making to the MUSC Board on the history and requirements of Government Accounting Standards Board Statements 34 & 35 which go into effect for all higher education institutions on July 1. This will substantially change the format and content of MUSC official financial reports, and all should be aware that portions of these reports may reflect losses that are not actual.
ACTION: Council accepted this as information and thanked Mr. Wamsley for the comprehensive information.
ITEM 4. Updates
Dr. Crouch presented updated student application statistics as well as plans in minority shortage areas being worked on with Mr. Bonaparte to attract appropriate preceptors.
Mr. Taylor and Mr. Good will determine when Mr. Bonaparte should present to the Board information on the Office of Federal Compliance discussions.
Mr. Fisher commented on the successful past week Board of Visitor's meeting and the excellent Eye Institute presentation.
Dr. Kilpatrick invited all to attend the Faculty Forum to be held tomorrow at 5:00pm in the Basic Sciences Auditorium.
Mr. Good updated on the past month's legal affairs and meetings between local health care institutions and local court to help expedite clogged dockets.
Mr. Smith discussed the agenda of this week's Board Facilities Committee meeting as well as several items that will be deferred to future meetings.
Dr. Greenberg asked Mr. Coleman to present an update on Rumor Mill activity at next week's Council meeting.
Dr. Bell reminded of the Dr. Randall Kennedy lectures.
Dr. Reves noted that the Department of Medicine Chair recruitment is drawing to a close.
As instructed earlier by Council, Dr. Sutusky presented a list of Academic Units with Delinquent Property Inventory Reports. He reminded that Council had originally directed on 12/05/01 that these overdue required reports be completed no later than 01/31/02 to meet strict audit requirements. The additional time had been allowed to encourage full compliance.
ACTION: Council reaffirmed the importance of full compliance, and asked Dr. Crouch and Dr. Reves to make sure that the remaining units turned in reports as soon as possible.