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2008 Annual Report and Members' Forum Minutes

  1. 1. 2008 SECTION ANNUAL REPORT I. Contact Information Section of Continuing Dental Education William O. Butler, M.S., Councilor University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School Office phone: 210-567-3177 Fax number: 210-567-6807 ButlerW@UTHSCSA.Edu May 12, 2008 II. Mission Statement The Section on Continuing Education supports those individuals who assist ADEA member schools fulfill their educational mission of life-long learning for all members of the oral health sciences. III. Goals and Objectives The goals and objectives of the Section on Continuing Education mirror the teaching, service, and research goals of our respective institutions. This is accomplished through: 1. Providing a common meeting for participants in the lifelong initiatives of our respective institutions. 2. Promoting communication strategies among that cohort. 3. Disseminating information about adult learning among the members and other interested parties. 4. Providing advice and other feedback to colleagues as particular conditions arise that require such consultation. 5. Evaluating and promulgating evidence-based “best practice” in adult professional lifelong learning. 6. Championing our respective institutions’ critical role as a vital and enduring resource in the daily practice life of dentists and staff.
  2. 2. IV. Accomplishments The Section on Continuing Education continues to maintain it’s membership levels during continued difficult financial periods of time that has seen a great deal of stress to make budget commitments to members institutions. Our current roster appears to be in the top one third of all sections that responded to the ADEA Open registration period from January 1 to March 1, 2007 and again during the renewal period. We will continue to encourage more to participate. Our Section continues to witness a successful partner shipping with the other Sections. Continued efforts of cooperative programming with the Section for Alumni Affairs and Development will hopefully lead to an expanded half day program at next year’s Annual Session. This could lead to an increased registration for our membership. V. Membership and Attendance Total membership for the Section on Continuing Education as of March 2008 was 972. 59 members attended the Section’s 2008 Program. Of the total, there were 15 CDE section members. 19 members attended the Section’s 2008 member forum. VI. Section Structure COUNCILOR: Term expires at close of the Annual Session, Spring 2009 William O. Butler, M.S., Director University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Dental School, Office of Continuing Dental Education and Alumni Affairs 7703 Floyd Curl Drive San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900 Office phone: 210-567-3177 Fax number: 210-567-6807 Email: ButlerW@UTHSCSA.Edu CHAIR: Carol E. Trecek, Director Marquette University, School of Dentistry Office of Continuing Dental Education and Alumni Relations P.O. Box 1881 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201-1881 Office number: 414-288-3093 Fax number: 414-288-8354
  3. 3. Email: carol.trecek@marquette.edu CHAIR ELECT: Lonnie Robinson, Director The Ohio State University, College of Dentistry Office of Continuing Dental Education and Alumni Affairs 305 W. 12th Avenue, P.O. Box 182357 Columbus, Ohio 43218-2357 Office number: 614-292-2402 Fax number: 614-688-3188 Email: robinson.728@osu.edu SECRETARY/TREASURER: Linda Young, Director University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry Office of Continuing Dental Education 515 Delaware Street SE 15-209 Moos Tower Minneapolis, MN 55455 Office number: 612-625-1418 Fax number: 612-624-8159 Email: young002@umn.edu VII. Financial Support N/A VIII. Section Communication The Section communicates primarily via E-mail with occasional mailings. Communications are coordinated through the Chair and Councilor, with other officers as necessary. The Councilor of the Section will submit the Annual Report to ADEA. The Section Chair is responsible for the Annual Session Section Program. The Chair-Elect will be responsible for reading abstracts for the Annual Session. The Secretary/Treasurer brings forth the slate of nominations for new officers at the Annual Session and will serve as WEB Master to the ADEA office and coordinated through the Chair and Councilor. All three officers can post section business with the appropriate contact at ADEA. IX. Meeting Minutes ADEA Section of CE Business Meeting March 30, 2008 In Attendance: Yvette Haas, UT Houston; Becky Deason, UT Houston; Dorothy Perry, UCSF; Penni Ryan, Iowa; Lynda Young, Minnesota; Marie Baudek, Minnesota; Sue Felton, UNC; Bernie Karshmer, UC; Carol Trecek, Marquette;
  4. 4. Janice Gibbs UNJ; Jane Wright Hayes, Univeristy Pacific; Durinda Mattana, Detroit Mercy; Bill Butler, UTCSA; Hubert Benetez, Manitoba; Kenny Hooper, Maryland; Sam Low, Florida; Vince Liberto, LSU; Lonnie Robinson, OSU; Mary Borysewkz, ADA CERP 4:00 PM Meeting brought to order by Chair Sue Felton Sue Felton, Chair asked for group to remove last years minutes and asked for a vote of approval; Approval of last years meeting notes was moved by Durinda Mattana and Seconded by Sam Low; Approval was voted unanimously Nominations for incoming ADEA section of CE Secretary were asked for from the floor; Lynda Young was nominated and voted in by the group unanimously. Next years office will be as follows: Bill Butler, UTCSA - Councilor Carol Trecek, Marquette – Chair Lonnie Robinson, OSU – Chair Elect Lynda Young, Minnesota - Secretary Mary Borysewkz of the ADA CERP presented updates to the group. She stated the following: 1.) Only 9% of CERP approved providers are Corporate Providers 2.) Huge response to the purposed revision of standards concerning “recognition of individual CE”; half of the group stated they had concerns that it would reduce the high standards; the other half of the group felt it would be good to pass it so that it reduce the duplication process. 3.) June 2009 the ADA CERP could be combined with the AGD and that individual CE will be CERP approved. CERP does believe that the different groups should have a different set of standards and will ensure that checks and balances are in place; there will be a review of standards and there will be more changes down the road. The over all goals are with Joint efforts between the two groups there should be better overall standards. 4.) A complaint policy has been put in place to ensure confidentiality 5.) There has been a single invoice change with a July 1st due date. Fees have not been changed. 6.) There will be an ADA workshop in October that demonstrates “best practices” regarding CERP. Concerns voiced by the group regarding the recognition of Individual CE were as follows: The over all group felt that this was “diluting the waters” and giving less strength to the standards. Some suggested that State Boards may even stop recognizing
  5. 5. the standards as a value and others felt sure that eventually this would move the legislature to get involved. Some felt that the individual CE providers will be very competitive for their programs and allow the Faculty at their schools to have free reign at CE; others suggested it was time to tighten school policy to avoid this. The overall consensus of the group was irate and as a whole voiced that they felt the ADA had made the wrong move for all school based programs. Mary encouraged the complaint process. Bill Butler passed out a list of ADA CERP progress and issues currently being addressed. He also suggested everyone go to the Macy Foundations web site and review their take on life long learning and how the support the school based CE programs. Durinda Mattana gave a brief history of the Association of Continuing Dental Education and introduced the officers. She shared information about the ACDE brochures and asked the schools to share with their Deans. She also shared the NADL add and information regarding the booth that was being sponsored in the Exhibitor Hall. She reviewed details about the upcoming August meeting. Suggestions came from the floor to do a similar program like we had this year but focus more on the CE side of things; the group agreed that the program held prior to the business meeting was very Development oriented and the goal is to show how CE assists these groups. 5:00 PM Meeting Adjourned X. Section Program Evaluation Summary Summary of the program evaluations indicate the program was well received. All four speakers did a great job in this combined section program. Many participants took the time to note on the evaluations they needed a longer program to justify the expense involved to participating at the Annual Sessions. Trying to develop a program that will “fit” with the theme will continue to be difficult for our Section. I will be attempting to bring the following section together for a possible all day program or at least a four hour program, focusing on a common theme to all Sections involved. The following Sections will be approached: Business & Financial Administration, Development & Alumni Affairs and P.R., Student Affairs & Financial Aid, Practice Management, Dental School Admissions Officers, and Clinical Administration. A possible focus could be what events that happen at a dental school that effect all of our departments as a result of our “relationship” to the school. How are such “fires” put out in the
  6. 6. corporate world? Could that be a good model? If so, we may approach members of the Corporate Council for possible presenters. This will be a continuation of the program we presented this year. XI. Feedback to the Administrative Board The discussion at the last three year’s member forum sessions included the dwindling number of active members that attend the Annual Session. The meeting time at ADEA for sections is very short, the theme does not always “fit” the Section, and the membership overlaps with the Association for Continuing Dental Education. Members present, for the most part, felt that the Association for Continuing Dental Education meeting was a more useful meeting for persons directing continuing education programs in the dental schools. We will continue to work hard to keep our Section as active as possible. It was felt that attendance at the ADEA meeting by continuing education persons would continue to be very low given the financial constraints in most schools that might limit funds for travel to meetings. THANK YOU