PRESIDENT'S COUNCIL MINUTES
Present: Tom Anderson, Jim Fisher, Joe Good, Ray Greenberg, Anne Kilpatrick, Sarah King (and Heather Murphy), Bruce Elliott, Jerry Reves, Ken Roozen, Sabra Slaughter (Secretary), Stuart Smith, and Walker Coleman
Guests: Elaine Rosenblum, Sewell Kahn, Diane Colgan, and Paul Taylor
ITEM 1. Proposal for Collaborative Negotiation Training
Ms. Rosenblum overviewed several training resources, offering to provide a more extended demonstration for Council at a later date.
ACTION: Council thanked Ms. Rosenblum and will discuss further the need for such services as well as her offer. ITEM 2. MUSC Piggly Wiggly Partnership
In follow-up to Employee Appreciation Week discussions at the April 9 and 16 Councils, Mr. Fisher had contacted this organization at request of Council. Mrs. Colgan, Piggly Wiggly Marketing Director, presented a proposed partnership concept that would show appreciation for and mutually benefit employees of both firms.
ACTION: Council approved this recommendation pending some suggested simplifications as well as encouraged all members to keep soliciting/encouraging similar initiatives to benefit MUSC employees from other community-based organizations. Ms. Murphy will follow up directly on all such initiatives.
ITEM 3. Updates Dr. Kilpatrick summarized the prior day's Faculty Senate Meeting which included extensive discussion of faculty contracts. This led to Council discussion of ongoing concerns about and possible ambiguities in current Faculty Conflict of Interest/Commitment Policies.
ACTION: Council asked Mr. Coleman to contact Dr. West for assistance in preparing and reporting back an overview of current and any proposed policies as well as any issues of current debate on the subject.
Ms. Murphy updated on several PR activities ongoing and in the near future including release of the new Economic Impact Study and a CATALYST series of historical articles on faculty members who have attained the "distinguished" status. Suggested was a future Town Hall Meeting presentation of the excellent virtual tour of the clinical facilities plan.
Dr. Roozen and FRD colleagues continue to explore many potential opportunities as the FY closes, and gave several examples.
Dr. Elliott reported on the upcoming UMA Annual Membership Meeting, the Board and Executive Committee meetings in preparation, and the recent clinical agreement with Dr. Brooks on Kiawah.
Dr. Slaughter had just returned form the 10th Annual Conference of Health Professions Educators where considerable focus was devoted to distance learning and computer assisted learning.
Mr. Fisher noted development potentials being explored in Bluffton, which could also benefit the MUSC Executive Health Screening Program.