Minutes of Winter, 2004 Meeting
February 13-14, 2004
San Diego State University
Present: Jim Gerber,
Kanghu Hsu, John Korey, Randy MacIntosh,
Ed Nelson, Jim Ross, Richard Taketa, Gene Turner
- MSC to
approve minutes of fall 2003 meeting at CSU Sacramento
conference call with Ilona Einowski (Berkeley)
regarding Field data
has set up a test site for the Field data files. URL is http://ucdata.berkeley.edu/new_web/csuftp/. Click on Restricted in the left
frame. It is restricted to the CSU
IP addresses that Randy gave Ilona.
The IE Browser (under Tools, Internet Options, Advanced) must be
set to “Use Passive FTP”. If a
window pops up and asks for a login and password, the browser setting is
incompatible with the FTP server. All
representatives should try this out and email Ed to indicate whether they
were able to make this work.
Please try it both in your office and in one of your labs.
first option was to have the campus provide another port for FTP access
to the Field data. The campus
declined to do this because of security concerns. Berkeley
decided to set up their own access point on an in-house server.
indicated to Ilona that this might be a problem. Many campus labs do not allow the user
to change the settings for browsers.
We tested this in the lab at San Diego
State which did not allow
users to change settings.
said that Field does not use a consistent naming convention for Field
data files including codebooks, raw data files, SPSS system files, and
SPSS syntax files.
Field sends the SPSS system file, the raw data file, and the
codebook. Other times it sends the
raw data file, the SPSS syntax file, and the codebook. Rarely does it send all four
files. Ilona needs a standard way
of naming files.
that we would like Berkeley
Downloadable files (codebook, raw data, SPSS system
file, SPSS syntax file)
Search capability (using UCSD search engine)
Technical assistance (amount of assistance would need
to be worked out)
Ilona indicated that this would cost $3,000 per year
assuming we can easily resolve the access issue. We discussed the possibility of a one-time
set up fee.
We also discussed the possibility of creating SDA files
for all Field data sets. Ilona will
develop a cost estimate that will be contingent on negotiating with Field a way
of producing codebooks in a consistent format.
of other issues relevant to SSDBA services
to handle other data files including Roper files, Sociometrics files, and
miscellaneous files including INS data, census data, and a few other
files -- Jim Gerber indicated he would discuss the possibility of storing
these data files at the Social Science Research Laboratory (SDSU) with
services that we thought were important:
Workshops—approximately four workshops per year on CSU
Travel support to one SSRIC meeting per year (maintains
current travel support)
Support for Teaching Resources Depository
tried to develop possible cost estimates for these services. Remember that these are only our best
access to Field data sets (without SDA) ($3,000)
Field data sets in SDA format ($7,000)
SDSU—providing access to Roper data files, Sociometrics
data files, and other miscellaneous data files ($3,000)
Travel support ($12,000)
Teaching Resources Depository support ($4,000)
To this figure we must add the dollar amount for the
social science data bases (ICPSR, Field, Roper) that the campuses must
provide. For 2003-2004, the campuses
Grand total ($80,250) assuming the previous estimates.
Question Credits for 2004-2005 -- Chancellor’s Office will receive four
to five of the six question credits for 2004-2005
to recommend Corissa Gwynne Barbary (Hayward)
for Field Student Intern. Ed to
talk with her by telephone first to make sure she understands the nature
of the work to be done as student intern.
to recommend Kimberly Nalder (Sacramento)
as Field Faculty Fellow and Francis Neely (San
Francisco) to receive question credits.
Nalder would receive seven or eight questions as Faculty
Fellow and Neely would receive six question credits. The reduced number of questions for the
Faculty Fellow allows for the four or five questions the Chancellor’s Office
This is contingent upon Nalder revising the proposal to
improve the questions that will be proposed to Field. Ted Lascher is willing to work with Nalder on
the development of the questions.
conference call with Desdemona Cardoza, Dean of the College
of Natural and Social
Sciences, CSULA, regarding SSDBA
Cardoza is considering making a proposal to move the SSDBA from Academic
Technology to the College of Natural
and Social Sciences as part of the establishment of a Social Science
funds might remain in Academic Technology for technical and server
support. Other funds would move to
the college for programming and maintaining the website.
to send the Dean a list of the components that we would like to see in a
revised SSDBA (see list in section on conference call with Ilona).
Dean will work with Peter Quan to prepare a proposal with the components
costed out so we can compare our options.
Summer Program-Jim Gerber is the new czar for the summer program. A description of the summer program is
on ICPSR’s website: http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/sumprog/. ICPSR provides the CSU with $3,000 to
distribute to faculty to help with expenses. All campus reps should notify their
faculty of the availability of these funds and send interested names to
Jim. Interested faculty should
apply directly to ICPSR and send Jim a copy of their application form and
a cover letter indicating their interest in being considered for these
Research Conference—Pomona-Friday, April 30
is a website describing the conference at http://www.class.csupomona.edu/pls/src.html.
speaker is Earl Babbie.
have been reserved in the Union.
were distributed. John will send
them to representatives not at the meeting.
Two awards for best undergraduate and best graduate
paper (each $100). Funds from SPSS book
One award for best paper using SSDBA data ($100). Funds provided by SSDBA. MSC to change the title of this award to best
paper for quantitative data instead of SSDBA data.
to send list of research-oriented faculty to SSRIC for revision. Then Ed will distribute a notice about
the conference to all faculty on the list. John to send Ed the notice to send out.
will contact the Deans at Chico,
Long Beach, and San
Bernardino is to ask if they would appoint a new
SSRIC representative. These are the
three campuses where we have vacancies at the moment.
is how we can revise the TRD to make it more useful.
can we find support for a technician to make the necessary changes and
for faculty to create the materials to put on the TRD?
to send NSF proposals to Jim Gerber.
Jim to consult with Bock Allen, Professor of Educational
Technology and Director, Center for Teaching and Learning, SDSU.
Brock is an expert on the theory of instructional design and the
psychology of technology-based learning.
to contact Lynda Harding (CETL, Fresno)
to get information on Pedagogy Enhancement Teaching Grants.
- MSC to
elect Richard Taketa as chair of SSRIC for 2004-2005.