2003-04-26: Spring 2003

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align=center>Minutes of the Meeting
of
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Francisco

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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Present: style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> Elliott Barkan (San Bernardino), Chris
Bettinger (San Francisco), Colin Campbell (SSDBA), Nan Chico (Hayward), Jim
Gerber (San Diego), John Korey (Pomona), Ted Lascher (Sacramento), Ed Nelson
(Fresno) Jim Ross (Bakersfield), Dick Shaffer, chair (San Luis Obispo),
Rich Taketa (San Jose)

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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The meeting was convened at
class=GramE> by Chair Dick
Shaffer
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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Agenda Items style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">


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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">1. Approval of
Minutes


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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Winter meeting minutes were
reviewed and approved
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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">2. Approval of
Agenda


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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The agenda was
approved
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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">3. Assessment of Student Research
Conference

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The Council briefly
discussed the prior day’s Student Research Conference. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 
The consensus was that it had gone well,
with more papers (about 30) than had typically been presented in recent years, a
wide variety of topics, and strong award winners. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  However, concern was
expressed
about the few number of papers using archival data from the
SSDBA, ICPSR, etc.


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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The Council thanked Chris Bettinger for the
Conference.


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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">4. ICPSR Summer
Program

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John Korey and Dick
Shaffer were named to the ad hoc subcommittee for
approving funding requests for the ICPSR Summer Program.


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Two questions class=GramE>were raised regarding eligibility for funding. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  First, the question class=GramE>was raised as to whether a CSU staff member with a Ph.D. and
active research agenda– but no teaching responsibilities– should be eligible for
funding.  The consensus was that
such a person should be eligible because it might benefit the whole
system.  Second, the question class=GramE>was raised as to whether FERPed faculty members should be
eligible.  The consensus was that
they should, but only if funding was available after considering requests from
regular faculty, students, and staff (i.e., FERPed faculty would have lowest
priority).

style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">5. ICPSR Biennial Meeting
(
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2003
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Current rotation
list of campuses is as follows:


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1.
San
Jose
, 2.
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">San
Bernardino
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">, 3. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE> style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Bakersfield class=GramE>, 4. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> Humboldt, 5.

style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Fresno class=GramE>, 6. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE>San
Diego
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">, 7. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE>San
Francisco
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">, 8. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE>Los
Angeles
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">, 9. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE> style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Sonoma class=GramE>, 10. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> SLO, 11.

style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Pomona class=GramE>, 12. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE> style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Fullerton class=GramE>, 13. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE>Long
Beach
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">, 14. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE> style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Sacramento class=GramE>, 15. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> Northridge, 16.
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Hayward class=GramE>, 17. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE> style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Chico class=GramE>, 18. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> Stanislaus, 19.

style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Monterey class=GramE>
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Bay
class=GramE>, 20. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> class=GramE>San
Marcos
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">, 21. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> Dominguez Hills,
22.
Maritime Academy


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The following
campuses are off the rotation for the fall meeting because no representative
attended an SSRIC meeting this academic year: style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 
Humboldt,
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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Monterey style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Bay style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">, class=GramE>San style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> Marcos style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">.


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There was brief
discussion of whether budgetary cutbacks would affect funding for official
representatives to attend the meeting; Ed Nelson indicated that he believed such
funding remained in the contract.


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John Korey (a
current member of the ICPSR Council) indicated that a slate of nominees for open
Council positions had been approved. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 
Among these nominees were two people
with strong commitments to instruction and with an appreciation of fiscal


constraints faced by
federations and other member institutions: Paula Lackie
(
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( style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">University style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> of style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Wisconsin Eu
Claire
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Korey said that
nothing definitive had been decided about the ICPSR
membership fee structure.  He also
said that he “thinks we’re okay.” 

He added that it’s more than a question of just maintaining the
“federation” status; it’s a matter of developing a dues structure that’s
reasonable for teaching institutions. 
The Council discussed the possibility of drawing more community colleges
(currently only a single one is a member of ICPSR), perhaps by offering
subscriptions without voting rights rather than
memberships.


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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">7. SSDBA style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">


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Colin Campbell
reintroduced himself to the Council members. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 
He is again in charge of the SSDBA,
although this is only one part of his responsibilities at CSU Los Angeles (in
fact, overseeing SSDBA represents only about 20% of his job). style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Peter Quan, Vice President for
Technology, is Colin’s boss.


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The Council held a
lengthy discussion of the status of and need for the SSDBA. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 
Concern was
raised
that the quality of service at SSDBA had slipped in the last
couple of years.  Some Members said
that their campuses did not receive the services that

they had paid for,
and that it was hoped that SSDBA would feel some
obligation to improve services because of these previous payments? style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 
It was style="mso-spacerun: yes">  also hoped that the SSDBA would
use the next year to try to rebuild both its services and its reputation. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Beyond that, a larger issue class=GramE>was raised about the need for SSDBA given implementation of
direct access to ICPSR data at many CSU campuses (and the ability of the
remaining campuses to move to direct access if they choose). style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Because of direct access, individuals no
longer need to go through SSDBA to get a great many relevant data sets. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Council members indicated that SSDBA was
at present needed to gain access to Field and Roeper data, although it might be
possible to get at least the Field data from other sources. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Given these changes and the current
budgetary crisis, some Council members indicated they could not urge their deans
to offer the current level of campus support to SSDBA. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  This suggested the need for considering
a change in SSDBA services and fees, given that

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“not run the SSDBA at a loss.”  The
possibility of the SSDBA folding was considered. style="mso-tab-count: 4">                                        


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After much
discussion, a three part motion was made. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 
The motion 1)
requested that SSDBA as soon as possible develop a scaled down, less expensive
service to be offered to campuses that would at a minimum include access to
Field data and serving as a “hub” for ICPSR billing purposes, with second
priority given to access to Roeper data, 2) authorized current SSRIC Chair
Shaffer and/or incoming Chair Randy MacIntosh pursue alternative means of
obtaining access to Field data if SSDBA could not develop a scaled down services
plan, and 3) requested that SSDBA make provision for preserving access to all of
its data files in the event it needed to shut down operations.
style="mso-spacerun: yes">  The motion was
approved
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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">8. style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">California style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> Social Survey style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">


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Ted Lascher reported
on e-mail correspondence he received from Henry Brady, Director of the
style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Survey style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Research style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Center style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt"> at UC Berkeley. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Brady had responded to a draft developed
by Korey, Lascher, and Nelson and shared with the SSRIC at the winter
meeting.  Brady was generally
favorable toward the proposal but recommended some changes in the focus and
funding request.  The consensus was
that the CSS subcommittee should continue to work with

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project.


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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">9. Dates and Locations for 2003-04
Meetings
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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">The following meeting dates and locations
were approved.


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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Fall: Oct. 24-25,
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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Winter: Feb. 13-14,
San
Diego
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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">April 30-May 1,
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conference)


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Colin Campbell class=GramE>was thanked for returning to the Council and being willing to
discuss the status of the SSDBA.

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style="mso-bidi-font-size: 12.0pt">Dick Shaffer was
thanked
for serving as SSRIC chair.


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Ted Lascher,
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