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1 Faculty Senate Annual Report Charlotte Wisnewski, PhD, RN September 13, 2010

2 Faculty Senate Executive Leadership Charlotte Wisnewski PhD, RN (SON) Chair 6/09-8/31/10 Carolyn Utsey PT, PhD (SHP) Chair Elect 9/1/09-8/31/10 Past Chair - vacant this year

3 Faculty Senate / SOM Julie Broussard Susan Gerik Edward Hannigan Sunil Jain James LeDuc Don Powell Edward Smith Daneshvari Solanki Heidi Spratt Cindy Wigg 6 /GSBS Istvan Boldogh Stephen Higgs Sharon Petronella Pomila Singh Alfredo Torres Stanley Watowich 5 /SON Virginia Brooke Yolanda Davila Nonie Mendias Mary O’Keefe Kay Sandor 5 /SHP Caroline Jansen Michelle Kanuth Lodie Massey Debra Munsell Carolyn Utsey

4 Faculty Senate Support from the Provost Office / Office of the Vice President of Education Secretarial Financial Mary Schlobohm / Julie Parrish

5 Meetings – –Faculty Senate: 2 nd Monday of every month, 4:30- 6pm, All faculty are welcome. – –Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Past Chair, Chair, Chair-elect, committee chairs, Periodically and/or by – –Senate Leadership with Dr. Callender/Dr. Watson- monthly as needed – –Senate Leadership with Dr. Anderson- quarterly – –Senate leadership with Council of Deans (COD)- twice – –Senate Leadership with UT System (Sys Fac) 3X

6 Meetings: Faculty Senate Chair and Chair-Elect are members of the Faculty Advisory Council (FAC) of the UT System. 2-day meetings in Austin (October, March, May) with faculty governance leadership from all 15 UT Components (9 Universities – 6 Academic Health Institutions)

7 Activities / Involvements Monthly updates from Dr. Anderson, Provost, on campus plans post Ike and other mattersMonthly updates from Dr. Anderson, Provost, on campus plans post Ike and other matters Updates from Dr. Watson regarding Educational activities including Synergy,Updates from Dr. Watson regarding Educational activities including Synergy, Updates from four Deans (Protas, Cooper, Watson and Anderson) regarding the Schools, their activities, news, concerns, issuesUpdates from four Deans (Protas, Cooper, Watson and Anderson) regarding the Schools, their activities, news, concerns, issues Updates on Faculty Advisory Council meetings at Austin from Senate LeadershipUpdates on Faculty Advisory Council meetings at Austin from Senate Leadership Quarterly financial updates from William Elger, VP for FinancesQuarterly financial updates from William Elger, VP for Finances Updates regarding building progress, student emergency planning, influenza planning, and professional endeavorsUpdates regarding building progress, student emergency planning, influenza planning, and professional endeavors

8 Celebration!! We are entering our 13 th year as a Faculty Senate!

9 Recognition of Outgoing Senators: Certificates

10 Faculty Senate Committee Reports Faculty Academic Affairs Committee- Chair, Dr. Caroline Jansen, SHPFaculty Academic Affairs Committee- Chair, Dr. Caroline Jansen, SHP Faculty Governance Committee - Chair, Dr. Cindy Wigg, SOMFaculty Governance Committee - Chair, Dr. Cindy Wigg, SOM Faculty Quality Committee - Chair, Dr. Kay Sandor / Dr. Ed Smith, SON/SOMFaculty Quality Committee - Chair, Dr. Kay Sandor / Dr. Ed Smith, SON/SOM Faculty IHOP Committee - Chair, Dr. Debra Munsell, SHPFaculty IHOP Committee - Chair, Dr. Debra Munsell, SHP All committee chairs are part of executive Leadership.

11 Progress report August, 2010 Faculty Senate Academic and Administrative Affairs

12 Members Stephen Higgs, GSBSStephen Higgs, GSBS Caroline W. Stegink-Jansen, SHPCaroline W. Stegink-Jansen, SHP –Chair of the AAAC task force James Le Duc, SOMJames Le Duc, SOM Nonie Mendias, SONNonie Mendias, SON Pomila Singh, GSBSPomila Singh, GSBS Heidi Spratt, SOMHeidi Spratt, SOM

13 Issues addressed Overview by Mr. New regarding research infra-structureOverview by Mr. New regarding research infra-structure Assessment of grading issuesAssessment of grading issues Exploration of “Export Control” requirementsExploration of “Export Control” requirements

14 Research infra structure:  Report by Mr. New January 11, 2010  Questions asked: –What is the mission of the University Core facilities? –What is UTMB’s vision for these facilities? –How accessible are these facilities? –Can cores offer training to graduate and post doc trainees? –Does UTMB plan to strengthen the cores?  Answers: See Jan 11, 2010 Senate Minutes  University Core Development Committee “UCDC” was established by the provost.  Action:  Monitor development of research infrastructure; Invite representative back for updates.

15 Grading The Charge/questions asked:The Charge/questions asked: –What are the UTMB grading policies and is the assignment of grades consistent within the UTMB and in line with other Texas Universities? –A concern was brought forward regarding faculty input into proposed changes in the grading, when such proposed changes could affect programs. Action:Action: –An overview diagram of grading systems showed inconsistency in grading policies between UTMB schools. –Dr. Kathryn Fiandt DNS, FAANP who is heading up an UTMB task force to look into the issue of grading provided a grading system. –The process of the implementation of faculty input prior to changes in grading are implemented was reviewed. Motion approved : “When grading changes are proposed, the Faculty Senate and faculty will provide input to the Council of Deans.”Motion approved : “When grading changes are proposed, the Faculty Senate and faculty will provide input to the Council of Deans.”

16 Export Control Questions asked:Questions asked: –Do the UTMB policies regarding export control adequately support faculty in their efforts to meet regulatory requirements? –Are the policies clear, documented and easily accessible Action:Action: –A brief presentation was given to explain the problem to the Senate, written by Frances Streeter, JD, Research Contract Analyst- UTMB, Center for Technology Development –Motion approved: “I move that the Senate supports the development of a new campus-wide export control compliance policy and program, including expanded personnel efforts, should it be needed, to ensure the success of the program. Further, the Senate requests that it be periodically briefed on progress towards that goal.” Plan: Monitor newly developing UTMB export control planPlan: Monitor newly developing UTMB export control plan

17 Faculty Senate Governance Subcommittee

18 Members Cindy Wigg, SOM, Co-ChairCindy Wigg, SOM, Co-Chair Virginia Brooke, SON, Co-ChairVirginia Brooke, SON, Co-Chair Istvan Boldogh, GSBSIstvan Boldogh, GSBS Julie Broussard, SOMJulie Broussard, SOM Yolanda Davila, SONYolanda Davila, SON Lodie Massey, SHPLodie Massey, SHP Don Powell, SOMDon Powell, SOM

19 Issues Addressed Reviewed Minutes of the previous 2 years (one year prior to Ike, one year subsequent)Reviewed Minutes of the previous 2 years (one year prior to Ike, one year subsequent) Goal was to identify issues that might have been dropped with issues surrounding the storm. Three issues were identified:

20 Issue #1Issue #1 –Develop a tracking form to ensure that agenda items and carried until resolution Resolved: The Senate adopted a tracking form that is kept by the Chair Elect of the Senate and is used to develop the Agenda for the following meeting

21 Issue # 2Issue # 2 –Faculty Compensation Status: The issue is in the Faculty Compensation Committee for review

22 Issue #3Issue #3 –Faculty Ombudsman

23 Plan: The Faculty Ombudsman Selection Committee headed by Dr. Sierpina has received input from the Faculty Senate regarding eligibility and recommendations for procedure. Currently the Committee is accepting applicants that meet the following criteria “Qualified candidates will possess a minimum of PhD or MD, tenured Associate Professor or Professor or a retired individual who held the rank of Associate or Full Professor and was tenured. Currently holds or previously held a faculty appointment in an academic institution. Applicant cannot have an active salaried faculty appointment at UTMB” They have advertised in some journals and are planning to advertise in more local publications, and are accepting names from any faculty who have suggestions for candidates.

24 UTMB Faculty Senate Faculty Quality Committee Annual Report Annual Report September 13, 2010

25 Faculty Quality Committee Current Members Kay Sandor SON (Chair)Kay Sandor SON (Chair) Edward Smith SOM (Co-Chair)Edward Smith SOM (Co-Chair) Stanley Watowich GSBSStanley Watowich GSBS Michelle Kanuth SHPMichelle Kanuth SHP Susan M. Gerik SOMSusan M. Gerik SOM Alfredo G. Torres GSBSAlfredo G. Torres GSBS Edward V. Hannigan SOMEdward V. Hannigan SOM

26 Faculty Quality Committee The Faculty Quality Committee will deliberate on issues of faculty status, rights and responsibilities, and when necessary, investigate instances of curtailment of faculty prerogatives, infringement of faculty rights, interference in the discharge of faculty responsibilities and/or attenuation of faculty status and welfare in schools at UTMB and will recommend measures to the Executive Committee of the Senate for the protection of faculty at UTMB.

27 Major Activities Standardize Faculty Post-Tenure Review (PTR) Policies examine PTR policies for each school to ensure UTMB- wide consistencyexamine PTR policies for each school to ensure UTMB- wide consistency examine PTR policies to ensure compliance with UT Regent’s Rules and UTMB’s SOPexamine PTR policies to ensure compliance with UT Regent’s Rules and UTMB’s SOP Ensure Compliance with UT Regent’s Rules (RR) establish transparent review and arbitration of possible deviations from RRestablish transparent review and arbitration of possible deviations from RR ensure consistent and fair application of RR that protect faculty interestsensure consistent and fair application of RR that protect faculty interests Make recommendations for application of RR in financial exigencyMake recommendations for application of RR in financial exigency

28 Proposed Activities in Finalize SOP in case of financial exigencyFinalize SOP in case of financial exigency Ensure that faculty lounge is re- establishedEnsure that faculty lounge is re- established Investigate standardized merit raises for facultyInvestigate standardized merit raises for faculty

29 UTMB Faculty Senate IHOP Committee IHOP Committee

30 IHOP Committee The function of the committee is to: 1) be informed of any and all changes to the IHOP that have direct or indirect effects on UTMB faculty; 2) summarize the changes in terms of the positive and negative effects on UTMB faculty and 3) make recommendations to the full Senate after which the Senate will vote to approve or disapprove the said changes. The function of the committee is to: 1) be informed of any and all changes to the IHOP that have direct or indirect effects on UTMB faculty; 2) summarize the changes in terms of the positive and negative effects on UTMB faculty and 3) make recommendations to the full Senate after which the Senate will vote to approve or disapprove the said changes. This Committee was added to the Standing Committee list in September 2008

31 IHOP Committee Committee MembersCommittee Members –Debra Munsell, SHP, Chair –Carolyn Utsey, SHP, Co-Chair –Mary O'Keefe, SON –Sharon Petronella, GSBS –Sunil Jain, SOM –Daneshvari Solanki, SOM

32 Major Activities Identification of all policies and procedures directly affecting FacultyIdentification of all policies and procedures directly affecting Faculty Identifying those policies most in need of revisionIdentifying those policies most in need of revision All Faculty related policies sent to faculty for commentAll Faculty related policies sent to faculty for comment Comments gathered and reviewed by FSComments gathered and reviewed by FS Policies changes voted on by FS or sent for further review with stakeholdersPolicies changes voted on by FS or sent for further review with stakeholders Recommendations for revisions (if needed) forwarded to COD and Institutional IHOP for review.Recommendations for revisions (if needed) forwarded to COD and Institutional IHOP for review.

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34 Rebuilding process after Hurricane Ike to get the Faculty Senate re-engaged, positive energy, and activeRebuilding process after Hurricane Ike to get the Faculty Senate re-engaged, positive energy, and active Improved committees and maintained committee work, more active attendanceImproved committees and maintained committee work, more active attendance Improved overall attendance by SenatorsImproved overall attendance by Senators Restart meetings of Executive LeadershipRestart meetings of Executive Leadership Have an active schedule of leaders meeting with Faculty Senate in order that Faculty Senators have an overall sense of leadership activities at UTMBHave an active schedule of leaders meeting with Faculty Senate in order that Faculty Senators have an overall sense of leadership activities at UTMB Maintain and improve communication between Faculty Senate and administrative UTMB leadersMaintain and improve communication between Faculty Senate and administrative UTMB leaders Improve communication between Faculty Senate and UTMB FacultyImprove communication between Faculty Senate and UTMB Faculty Assist Faculty Senators in looking at issues affecting the campus (Post-tenure review, AAUPAssist Faculty Senators in looking at issues affecting the campus (Post-tenure review, AAUP Assist faculty in individual issuesAssist faculty in individual issues Faculty Senate Accomplishments

35 Improved attendance: senator attendance goals were met this year. All monthly business meetings had a quorum.Improved attendance: senator attendance goals were met this year. All monthly business meetings had a quorum. Three executive meetings were held with quorums presentThree executive meetings were held with quorums present Willingness to work on activities on days other than meeting days; e.g. IHOP committee must meet with University CommitteeWillingness to work on activities on days other than meeting days; e.g. IHOP committee must meet with University Committee Staying after meetings for committeesStaying after meetings for committees Generally seeming more engaged with good questions, input and discussion at meetings.Generally seeming more engaged with good questions, input and discussion at meetings. Tenor of meetings is generally to find solutions to problems.Tenor of meetings is generally to find solutions to problems. Rebuilding process after Hurricane Ike to get the Faculty Senate re-engaged, have positive energy, and active in affairs of the Senate

36 September117 faculty in attendance October20/26 November22/26 December23/26 January23/26 February23/26 March19/26 April22/26 May23/26 June19/26 July18/26 August18/26 ATTENDANCE

37 Met three times with CW and CU meeting more frequently than in previous year,(December, Feb, and April)Met three times with CW and CU meeting more frequently than in previous year,(December, Feb, and April) Drs. Wisnewski, Utsey, Wigg, Munsell, Sandor, Jansen, and Watowich (elected so that GSBS had representation on executive leadership)Drs. Wisnewski, Utsey, Wigg, Munsell, Sandor, Jansen, and Watowich (elected so that GSBS had representation on executive leadership) Looked at overall goals, committee reports and progress, need for additional input from UTMB leadersLooked at overall goals, committee reports and progress, need for additional input from UTMB leaders Executive Leadership

38 Have an active schedule of leaders meeting with Faculty Senate in order that Faculty Senators have an overall sense of leadership activities at UTMB MonthSpeakerActivity September 2009 Dr. Garland Anderson, ProvostSpeaker at Faculty Luncheon, State of UTMB October 2009 Pam Falk, RNH1N1 Flu prep December 2009 William Elger and Cameron Slocum Melvin Williams Financial Update UTMB Ombudsman Committee William New and Laurie Sowers Research Dept

39 January 2010William New and Drew WalkerResearch: new titles February 2010Dr. CallenderState of UTMB/new goals March 2010 April 2010Donna SollenbergerState of the UTMB Hospitals/Clinics May 2010Dr. Loffredo / Mike Mastroangelo Mike Shriner Student emergency preparedness Rebuilding after Ike June 2010Amanda Porter / Tony Edmonds Insurance Benefits Speakers

40 Monthly meetings with Dr. Callender, Dr. Watson, Dr. Wisnewski, and Dr. UtseyMonthly meetings with Dr. Callender, Dr. Watson, Dr. Wisnewski, and Dr. Utsey Meetings with Dr. Anderson/Dr. Watson/Dr. Wisnewski/Dr. Utsey- newly established (X2)Meetings with Dr. Anderson/Dr. Watson/Dr. Wisnewski/Dr. Utsey- newly established (X2) Council of Deans meetings with all Deans/Provost – (X2)Council of Deans meetings with all Deans/Provost – (X2) All Deans (Anderson, Cooper, Protas and Watson) attend monthly Senate Meetings, prepare extensive written reports; also give oral report; reports are linked to minutes; Posted on Senate WEB Site usually within a month of the prior meetingAll Deans (Anderson, Cooper, Protas and Watson) attend monthly Senate Meetings, prepare extensive written reports; also give oral report; reports are linked to minutes; Posted on Senate WEB Site usually within a month of the prior meeting Maintain and improve communication between Faculty Senate and administrative UTMB leaders

41 Faculty Senate Web Site: has motion tracking form and Question button which goes to leadership(new 2010)Faculty Senate Web Site: has motion tracking form and Question button which goes to leadership(new 2010) Send out minutes notice to all faculty once postedSend out minutes notice to all faculty once posted Minutes are posted within one month of meetingMinutes are posted within one month of meeting Improve communication between Faculty Senate and UTMB Faculty

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43 Faculty Senate Chair, Carolyn Utsey, PhD, SHPFaculty Senate Chair, Carolyn Utsey, PhD, SHP Faculty Senate Chair- Elect, Sharon Petronella, PhD, GSBSFaculty Senate Chair- Elect, Sharon Petronella, PhD, GSBS Past Chair- Charlotte A. Wisnewski, PhD, SONPast Chair- Charlotte A. Wisnewski, PhD, SON Officers

44 Chair Carolyn Utsey, P.T., Ph.D.Carolyn Utsey, P.T., Ph.D. Associate Professor, School of Health ProfessionsAssociate Professor, School of Health Professions Faculty member at UTMB since 1990;Faculty member at UTMB since 1990; Appointed Chair Department of Physical Therapy SHP December 2008Appointed Chair Department of Physical Therapy SHP December 2008

45 Chair (continued) Major Interests:Major Interests: –Physical Therapy, –Global Health Initiative, –Teaching and learning, –Self-regulation of learning, –Motivation and learning strategies –Women’s Health

46 Faculty Senate Responsibilities Survey results from Sept faculty luncheonSurvey results from Sept faculty luncheon –Discussed results at Faculty Senate –Resolution to many of the concerns –Work in progress on others Motion Tracking Form on Faculty Senate websiteMotion Tracking Form on Faculty Senate website Suggestion “button” on Faculty Senate Website.Suggestion “button” on Faculty Senate Website.

47 Faculty Senate Proposed Goals Facilitate open communicationFacilitate open communication –Faculty Faculty Senator –Faculty Senator Faculty Senate –Faculty Senate Appropriate Entity –Response disseminated so that all understand that the process/solution was completed

48 Goals Continued Foster understanding of and meeting the needs of faculty based onFoster understanding of and meeting the needs of faculty based on –responses sent through the “suggestion button” –survey of Faculty satisfaction, needs, and recommendations Utilize the experience and expertise of Faculty Senate sub-committees to accomplish the overall goals of the Faculty SenateUtilize the experience and expertise of Faculty Senate sub-committees to accomplish the overall goals of the Faculty Senate

49 Faculty Senate SOM Barbara Bryant Lisa Farmer Susan Gerik James LeDuc Harold Pine Don Powell Taylor Riall Edward Smith Daneshvari Solanki Heidi Spratt 6 GSBS Istvan Boldogh Stephen Higgs Clifford Houston Sharon Petronella, Chair elect Pomila Singh Alfredo Torres 5 SON 5 SON Patricia Crane Yolanda Davila Nonie Mendias Mary O’Keefe Carol Wiggs Charlotte Wisnewski, Past Chair 5 SHP Kira Beal Caroline Jansen Lodie Massey Camellia St. John Dana Wild Carolyn Utsey, Chair

50 Get Involved! Communicate with your Senators Attend Faculty Senate meetings as possible (second Monday of each month, 4:30-6:00 p.m.) Volunteer to serve as ad hoc members of Senate committees when asked

51 Sharon Petronella, PhD Chair ElectChair Elect GSBSGSBS

52 Speaker: Dr. David Callender, MD President, UTMB

53 Faculty Senate Annual Meeting and Luncheon David L. Callender, President The University of Texas Medical Branch September 13, 2010 Working Together to Work Wonders

54 Agenda Current State −Academic Enterprise −Health System −Business & Finance FY2011 −Goals −Legislative Agenda −Mission, Vision, Values −Rebranding Initiative

55 Working Together to Work Wonders Education Update Welcomed ~950 new students, 175 new house staff Steady/increased enrollment, all four schools; highest number of GSBS students and applicants YTD #1 in Hispanic graduates, #10 in African American graduates ( ); 2 nd in % of underrepresented minority students* >50% of matching medical students going into primary care residencies; 59% matched in Texas residencies UTMB’s School of Nursing programs are ranked in the top 25% of comparable programs nationally. Over the past five years, UTMB medical students have the highest passing rate on national board exams of any medical school in Texas. 100% of the graduating class in Respiratory Care passed both entry level and advanced level credentialing exams, greatly exceeding the requirements of accrediting agency *Does not include medical schools in Puerto Rico and historically black universities)

56 Working Together to Work Wonders Research Update FY2010 total grants/contracts: $203M Increased grants and contracts revenue by $11.8M Ranked 41st in NIH funding (out of ~130 schools) 7 medical departments ranked in top 20 (3 in top 10) School of Health Professions ranked 6th among peers

57 Working Together to Work Wonders Inpatient enterprise −400 beds −26,000 admissions in FY10 −John Sealy Hospital Modernization ongoing −Proposed new hospital in design phase; projected to go to Board of Regents for full approval summer 2011 Outpatient enterprise −80 on- and off-island clinics −580,000 visits in FY10 −Anticipate return to Level I Trauma Center status in 2011 Health System Update

58 Working Together to Work Wonders Health System Update Island clinics −All primary, specialty services available on/adjacent to campus −Reopen Primary Care Pavilion −“Restack” UHC clinics; expand GI service Off-island clinics −Victory Lakes: −13,900+ visits in 87 working days (average 160 per day) −2,247 new patients −Brittany Bay: Otolaryngology, OT/PT, Oral Surgery (October) −Bay Colony Pediatrics: specialty, primary care (October) −Victory Lakes Town Center: Diabetes Center, Medical Specialties, Pain Management, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Transplant, Aviation Medicine (to Regents in November)

59 Working Together to Work Wonders Financial Health Ended FY10 with positive margin to reinvest in mission −First time in ~10 years −Includes 5% GR reduction and CMC losses Factors contributing to financial health −Clinical revenue exceeding budget −Faculty Group Practice: $127M projected FY10 revenue ($119M budgeted) −Hospital: $402M projected FY10 revenue ($387M budgeted) −Managed expenditures (pace of recruitment) −Contained/reduced CMC costs

60 Working Together to Work Wonders Employees/Recruitment Employment numbers holding steady for FY10/FY faculty members hired since Ike; 61 of whom were hired since June 1 Faculty recruitment efforts ongoing

61 Working Together to Work Wonders Construction Update HEALTH CARE The Concourse Jennie Sealy & Old Shriners demolition John Sealy modernization Clinics – Brittany Bay ENT, Bay Colony Pediatrics RESEARCH Keiller Building Children’s Hospital NMR Dockside ACADEMIC & BUSINESS School of Nursing/Health Professions Building Moody Medical Library ground floor (begin construction on upper floors) Rebecca Sealy Hospital Marvin Graves Building Pharmacology Building Administration Building ground floor (begin construction on upper floors) Ronald McDonald House INFRASTRUCTURE Distribution Systems (beginning work): –High-temp hot water –Chilled water Utility production equipment Campus-wide lighting system All elevator work should be completed in 2012

62 Working Together to Work Wonders The Road Ahead Recruit and retain highest-quality faculty and staff Optimize use of Health System facilities Implement comprehensive enrollment plan Expand/modernize facilities, equipment and technology Manage financial health Strengthen public interface/awareness/relationships

63 Working Together to Work Wonders What UTMB Needs in the 82nd Session Access to full $150M provided in HB 4586 Continued legislative and executive commitment to recovery plan developed during last session TRB debt service for new hospital tower (beginning FY12) Continued commitment for UTMB’s base funding for education, research and health care

64 Working Together to Work Wonders Mission & Vision MISSION UTMB’s mission is to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. VISION We work together to work wonders as we define the future of health care and strive to be the best in all of our endeavors. 64

65 Working Together to Work Wonders Our Values We demonstrate compassion for all. We always act with integrity. We show respect to everyone we meet. We embrace diversity to best serve a global community. We promote excellence and innovation through lifelong learning. 65 Our values define our culture and guide our every interaction.

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