ICDD Technical Committee Minutes

APPROVED MINUTES
Education Subcommittee
Wednesday, 20 March 2002
ICDD Headquarters
Chairman - Sue Quick

I. Call to Order and Attendance S. Quick

II. Appointment of Secretary
Chairman, S. Quick, appoints D. Flaherty, as Secretary.

III. Minutes from March 2001

MOTION:
G.G. Johnson, Jr. motions to accept the minutes from March 2001
Second by H. Jones
Motion passed 4-0-0

IV. Review of Mission Statement
Due to heavy agenda schedule and limited time, Chairman decides to defer this issue until the end of the meeting. Note: Meeting ends without being able to return to this item.

V. Old Business
A. 2001 & 2002 XRF & XRD Clinics
Please see Power Point presentation by L. Mooney for complete report. No comments, questions or discussions took place after the presentation.

B. Recent and upcoming workshops/Clinics
Please see Power Point presentation by T. Maguire for complete report, which also included information on the symposium PPXRD2. No comments, questions or discussions took place after the presentation.

C. Denver X-ray Conference
Please see Power Point presentation by T. Maguire for complete report. No comments, questions or discussions took place after the presentation.

D. X-ray Safety Articles
S. Quick summarizes the current situation - T. Jenkins is collecting articles off of the Internet regarding X-ray safety, and E. Sabina is reviewing those articles. Neither T. Jenkins nor E. Sabina is available for comments.

E. HPS N43
S. Quick comments on the long process for approval of the safety laws. Topic is slightly delayed until C. Hubbard is able to join the meeting and comment. Hubbard's comments: The process of drafting the recommended standards is still on going. He has voted down two drafts thus far, but did finally approve a recent draft. There are still many steps to be taking, but the new standards for Health Physics Safety are coming along. Permission to use this material was denied, including a link on the ICDD web page to their source.

F. Education Web-site Task Group
See presentation by H. Jones.
Main goal is to split up the existing Educational Resource Kit, and post it on the web at no or very low cost. ICDD only sells approximately 10 copies of the kit per year, so placing it on the web should not impose any financial loss for ICDD.
Comment: B. O'Connor states that the Task Group's work is very encouraging, and strongly supports migrating the kit to the web. He feels the project is worth continuing, but that ICDD should keep selling the instructors' guide as a paper product.

MOTION:
G.G. Johnson, Jr. moves to split up the existing Educational Resource Kit, and post it on the web at no or very low cost.
Second by B. O'Connor
Motion passed: 10-0-0

Discussion ensues regarding the development of additional educational packets for web delivery, and S. Quick asks for volunteers for this project. J. Kaduk, as a representative of the ICDD BOD, asks that the task group continue with this work, and bring their recommendations to the BOD before the October Board Meetings. He also states that the task group must do the bulk of this work, and not lay all of the responsibility on the BOD.
H. Jones volunteers to continue chairing the task group, to further explore the idea, and to have some concrete recommendations for the BOD by October. T. Blanton and F. Rotella agree to join the task group.

G. Backup Clinic Faculty
S. Quick comments on the new instructors that are being incorporated into the ICDD Clinic Faculty. See clinic report from L. Mooney for complete listing of faculty.

VI. New Business
A. Clinic course content
Clinic faculty is addressing issues from student evaluations, and editing course content as appropriate.

B. Short term use of full RDB for Educational Purposes
S. Quick explains to those in attendance that the BOD is looking for some feedback from the committee regarding this issue. G.G. Johnson, Jr. states that he would like to use a resource that would give him more finite answers.

MOTION:
H. Jones moves that the short-term use of RDB for Educational Purposes should be limited to the Education Subfile.
Second by G.G. Johnson, Jr.
Motion passed: 5-1-2

C. Revamp Educational Package
Discussion involves creating a CD-ROM product of the Educational Package. G.G. Johnson, Jr. comments that the cost should be low if using PDF and/or HTML. Consensus is that the web product should be developed first and then those files should be put on CD-ROM.

D. Revamp Methods and Practices
Time schedule does not permit the committee to address this issue. Must revisit topic at next meeting.

VII. Other Business
A. The Education Subcommittee recommends that ICDD develop a program to support student travel.
Comments: B. O'Connor strongly favors this recommendation, especially if it gives support to students to attend the Denver X-ray Conference.

MOTION:
S. Quick moves that the Education Subcommittee recommend to the BOD that a program be developed to financially support student travel to various conferences, including the Denver X-ray Conference.
Second by G.G. Johnson, Jr.
Motion passed: 7-0-0

B. Deane Smith Award
G.G. Johnson, Jr. suggests that a clinic tuition waiver be named in honor of Deane Smith, similar to the one named for Dan Sundeen a few years ago. In a few years, the award can then be named after another clinic instructor honoree.
J. Kaduk interjects with a comment that the issue will be addressed at the Technical Committee Meeting. The topic is dropped.

VIII. Meeting Adjourned