- Teaching Resources
- The Council
2000-02-24: Winter 2000
Meeting of February 24-25, 2000
Present: E. Barkan (SB), M. Blue (DH), J. Ebeling (CH), T. Lascher (SA), J. Korey (PO), J. Ross (BA), N. Chico (HA), J. Gerber (SD – Chair), G. Turner (NO), E. Nelson (FR), T. Anagnoson (LA – Scribe), G. Garcia (SSDBA, LA), A. Hernandez (SSDBA – LA).
Absent: G. Baldwin (MB), R. Shaffer (SLO), R. Taketa (SJ), D. Dixon (SO), J. Emenhiser (HU), P. Gianos (FU), L. Giventer (ST), F. Gossette (LB), R. Serpe (SM), D. Tabb (SF).
1. The meeting was called to order at 9:10 a.m. on Friday, February 25, 2000, in the Advisement Center at CSU Dominguez Hills by Jim Gerber, Chair.
2. Minutes of the Fall, 1999 meeting were approved as submitted.
3. Student Research Conference – suggestions for improvement:
a. Poster sessions
Motion (Ebeling/Nelson): to move the conference to the Spring SSRIC meeting, hold it on Saturday, promote it through a list of activities to be sent around from Ted Lascher, hold it with poster sessions, and to move it up in April from the last weekend of the month toward the middle of the month, and to allow or emphasize jointly written faculty/student papers, with the student presenting. Passed unanimously.
Also consensus to hold it separately from the CSU, and to arrange displays of software or books if possible.
Paper winners for this year: Peter Kim of CSU Northridge won the Nesvold award for the best graduate student paper for his paper "Ronald Reagan vs. Terrell Bell: Conflict in the Status and Significance of the U.S. Department of Education." Steven Andringa of CSU Pomona won the McCall award for the best undergraduate paper for his paper "The Middle East and Religion’s Relation to the Political Structure."
Thanks to Margaret Blue for the excellent arrangements and speaker at the conference.
4. Does Tony Hernandez have a vote on the council? Consensus to send around language to amend the bylaws in the Spring meeting.
5. Attendance at the meeting – some campuses do not attend on a regular basis. What should the chair do? Consensus to discuss the possibility of designating a co-representative from the particular campus, someone who would attend more often. The Chair will contact the appropriate representatives....
6. Teaching Resource Depository – N. Chico – looking for more material. Homework for all reps is to send material in the next two weeks. Noted that ICPSR has a TRD also.
7. Social Science Data Base Archive – T. Hernandez. Tony distributed the report for Summer and Fall quarters, 1999-2000, and reported on the current status..
a. The SSDBA has been moved from Institutional Research on the LA campus
back to Academic Technology Support, in order to increase support for the
technical needs of the SSDBA.
8. Chancellor’s Office report – no report.
9. Chair for next year: m/s/p unanimously Ted Lascher to be chair of the council.
10. Location of next year’s meetings: While Tenaya Lodge in Fish Camp was enthusiastically proposed by Nelson and seconded by Anagnoson, the meetings for next year will be held at:
Fall – Sacramento
11. Field Report – Ed Nelson:
a. The CO proposal for the Field questions was withdrawn.
12. SSRIC Newsletter – Korey was/is to do a list of issues, etc. Material should be sent by the end of March to John Korey. Essay on how to use data bases in classes, 1-2 economics sites for classroom use – other reps to propose other sites for their disciplines.
13. Spring Workshops – Ed Nelson received funds from the American Sociological Association to sponsor two workshops in the Spring – These are "Web-based Resources for Instruction"—to be held on the LA campus June 14 and Hayward campus on June 19th.
a. A new copy of SPSS for Windows, v. 9.0, by Richard A. Shaffer,
Edward E. Nelson, Nan Chico, John L. Korey, Elizabeth Ness Nelson and James
15. ACCESS and AIRC – E. Nelson. CO now deemphasizing these and calling them "affinity groups." E. Nelson is chair of ACCESS this year.
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