State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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
- Meeting called to
order at 9:10 a.m.
- Minutes of the
Winter meeting approved as written.
- Future of the Social
Science Data Base Archive.
- Gerry Hanley of the
CO has not sent out the bills to the campuses for membership in the archive
- Ed Nelson is to get
in touch with Gerry to ascertain what the current situation is. Nelson subsequently learned that
Hanley was waiting until the Governor’s “May revise” to send out the bills
for the memberships.
- 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.
- 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. Colin will check on what data there
is from the 1980 and earlier Census studies.
- 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
- 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
- Conference award
Charles McCall Award for the Best Undergraduate
Paper: “Supporting and Opposing
Gun Control,” Jeff Garner, CSU Fresno.
Betty Nesvold Award for the Best Graduate Paper: “Female Sexuality and the Social
Construction of Female Sexual Dysfunction,” Romana Pokorny, CSU Fullerton.
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.
- Some reasons for the
low number of papers are:
Reductions in travel support.
Competition with the CSU systemwide student research
conference the same weekend, as well as a GIS conference.
Posters might be included for a poster session, thus
alleviating some student concern at presenting results in front of a bigger
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bylaw Amendment.
- 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.”
- The amendment was
moved, seconded, and passed.
- Campuses with No
Active Representative to the SSRIC.
- Campuses that have
no active representative to the Council at this point include: LB, CH, FU, SO, SM, SB, MB, ST,
Maritime, and CI.
- Consensus that the
chair-elect would contact the relevant deans to ask that a representative be
- In general, the
Council felt that two representatives were desirable, so that the backup
representative could attend when the member was unavailable.
- ICPSR Summer
- 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:
K. Baltzer, SDSU, $0.
B. Brown, CPSU Pomona, $1,250.
B. Wu, CSU Sacramento, $1,250.
E. Arredondo, SDSU, $500.
- Meetings for Next
- Fall, SJSU,
October 29-30, 2004.
- Winter, CPSU
San Luis Obispo, February 4-5, 2005.
- Spring, CSU
Fresno, date left open because the dates of the all-CSU student research
conference were unknown.
- 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.
- Ideas for speakers
are welcome and should be sent to E. Nelson at CSU Fresno.
- The SSRIC website
has not be re-designed since 1998-99 and is in need of refurbishment.
- The following were
appointed to deal with refurbishment of the SSRIC and TRD websites: J. Korey (chair), E. Nelson, R.
Taketa, G. Turner, J. Ross, Liz Nelson, N. Chico, L. Hecht.
- 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.
- Meeting adjourned at
12 noon, with copious thanks to John Korey for his help and hospitality.
Minutes submitted 5/21/04.
Ted Anagnoson, LA