2004-04-30: Spring 2004


California State
University


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Minutes, Meeting
of 4/30/04


At California
State Polytechnic University, Pomona


 


Present: 
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Ted Anagnoson (LA), Colin Campbell (SSDBA, LA), Jim Gerber (San Diego),
Laura Hecht (Bakersfield), John Korey (Pomona), Ed Nelson (Fresno), Mike Reibel
(Pomona), Dick Shaffer (San Luis Obispo), Rich Taketa (San Jose), Gene Turner
(Northridge). 


 



  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">Meeting called to
    order
    at 9:10 a.m. 

 



  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">Minutes of the
    Winter meeting approved as written. 

 



  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">Future of the Social
    Science Data Base Archive
    . 

 



    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Gerry Hanley of the
      CO has not sent out the bills to the campuses for membership in the archive
      as yet. 
    2. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Ed Nelson is to get
      in touch with Gerry to ascertain what the current situation is. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Nelson subsequently learned that
      Hanley was waiting until the Governor’s “May revise” to send out the bills
      for the memberships. 
    3. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">M/s/p to appoint an
      Executive Committee composed of R. Taketa, E. Nelson, and J. Korey to act
      for us in any negotiations that need to take place. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 
    4. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">The Council asked C.
      Campbell to move the data that is not from the Field Institute and not from
      the ICPSR to a hard drive to be sent to M. Reibel of CPSU Pomona. style="mso-spacerun: yes">  Colin will check on what data there
      is from the 1980 and earlier Census studies. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

    5. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Campbell asked for
      permission to dispose of the paper codebooks, now taking up some space in
      the offices from which his area must move this summer – the Council felt
      that since ICPSR provides electronic codebooks, these could be disposed
      of. 

 



  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">Conference
    Debriefing
    .

 




    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Those present for
      the student research conference on Friday, April 30th, felt that
      the conference was successful in that the papers presented were of quite
      good quality, but the conference was relatively small, with only 11 papers
      presented. 

    2. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Conference award
      winners were:


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i. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     
Charles McCall Award for the Best Undergraduate
Paper:
 “Supporting and Opposing
Gun Control,” Jeff Garner, CSU Fresno. 

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ii. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     
Betty Nesvold Award for the Best Graduate Paper: style="mso-spacerun: yes">  “Female Sexuality and the Social
Construction of Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Romana Pokorny, CSU Fullerton. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

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iii. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     
Gloria Rummels Award for the Best Paper Using
Quantitative Data:
  “The
Politically Neglected: Variables Influencing Young Voter Turnout,” Daniel P.
Perez, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 


    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Some reasons for the
      low number of papers are:

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i. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     

Reductions in travel support.


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ii. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     
Competition with the CSU systemwide student research
conference the same weekend, as well as a GIS conference. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

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iii. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     
Posters might be included for a poster session, thus
alleviating some student concern at presenting results in front of a bigger
audience. 

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iv. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     

Consensus that the experiment of allowing papers from
community college transfer students was successful, with two papers being from
community college students. Community college papers might also be appropriate
for a poster session. 




    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">There was discussion
      of alternatives – not holding the conference, merging with the CSU
      systemwide conference if feasible, holding the conference at a different
      time of year (although Winter was tried for several years, with no more
      success than Spring), others. 
    2. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Placing the
      conference papers on the web: 
      The Council decided to place the abstracts, along with the names and
      institutions, of the winning papers on the SSRIC website. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

 


  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">Bylaw Amendment.

 




    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">J. Korey proposed
      the following amendment for the SSRIC Bylaws:

 


“If the chair should become vacant,
the chair-elect will become acting chair. If the chair-elect has not yet been
chosen or is unavailable, the most recent past chair available will become
acting chair. If the vacancy is temporary, the acting chair will serve until the
chair returns. If the vacancy is permanent, the acting chair will serve until
the next business meeting, at which time a new chair will be elected for the
remainder of the term of office.” 


 



    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">The amendment was
      moved, seconded, and passed. 

 



  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">Campuses with No
    Active Representative to the SSRIC
    .

 



    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Campuses that have
      no active representative to the Council at this point include: style="mso-spacerun: yes">  LB, CH, FU, SO, SM, SB, MB, ST,
      Maritime, and CI. 
    2. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Consensus that the
      chair-elect would contact the relevant deans to ask that a representative be
      appointed. 
    3. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">In general, the
      Council felt that two representatives were desirable, so that the backup
      representative could attend when the member was unavailable. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

 



  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">ICPSR Summer
    Program
    . 

 




    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Jim Gerber presented
      the applications for summer program support at the ICPSR Summer Program at
      the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. 
      The Council decided to award funds as follows:

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i. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     
K. Baltzer, SDSU, $0.

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ii. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     

B. Brown, CPSU Pomona, $1,250.


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iii. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     
B. Wu, CSU Sacramento, $1,250.

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iv. style="FONT: 7pt 'Times New Roman'">     
E. Arredondo, SDSU, $500. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

 



  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">Meetings for Next
    Year
    .

 




    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Fall, SJSU,
      October 29-30, 2004. 
    2. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Winter, CPSU
      San Luis Obispo, February 4-5, 2005.
    3. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Spring, CSU
      Fresno, date left open because the dates of the all-CSU student research
      conference were unknown. 
    4. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">E. Nelson
      subsequently announced that the SSRIC Student Research Conference would be
      Thursday, April 28th, the day before the all-CSU Student Research
      Conference in Sacramento on April 29-30. The business meeting will be
      Friday, April 29th. 
      Note the change to a Thursday/Friday meeting schedule. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

    5. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Ideas for speakers
      are welcome and should be sent to E. Nelson at CSU Fresno. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

 



  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">SSRIC
    Website
    . 

 




    1. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">The SSRIC website
      has not be re-designed since 1998-99 and is in need of refurbishment. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

    2. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">The following were
      appointed to deal with refurbishment of the SSRIC and TRD websites: style="mso-spacerun: yes">  J. Korey (chair), E. Nelson, R.
      Taketa, G. Turner, J. Ross, Liz Nelson, N. Chico, L. Hecht. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 
    3. style="tab-stops: list 1.0in; mso-list: l0 level2 lfo1">Workshop on web page
      design for courses.  J. Korey is
      to talk to Nan Chico and Jim Ross to see where they are on this. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

 



  1. style="tab-stops: list .5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1">Meeting adjourned at
    12 noon, with copious thanks to John Korey for his help and hospitality. style="mso-spacerun: yes"> 

 


Minutes submitted 5/21/04.


Amended 5/23/04. 


Ted Anagnoson, LA


Scribe