2010-05-01: Spring 2010

SSRIC Spring 2010 Business Meeting Minutes – May 1, 2010

CSU Fullerton

style='mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri'>1. style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>                  
Student Research Conference

Winners of the three awards were:Grad: Andria Black – w:st="on">Long Beach; Undergrad: Mark Ocegueda
San Bernardino;
Quantitative: style='font-size:10.0pt;line-height:115%;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"'>Daniel

was made to limit sessions to 3 papers, if time is shorter than an hour and 15
minutes or so.

For future conferences, the suggestions were also made to make
the criteria for the papers very clear
, and to make it clear that the
presentations themselves are more for practice, and that the awards are
strictly based on the papers.  Also,
using some type of quantitative rubric, based on readability, etc.

Another suggestion is that we can email out any specialized
papers, and perhaps read the papers a little bit sooner, to leave a couple days
to seek a specialist’s opinion.

There is a need for defined criteria, in order to know which
departments should be invited most rigorously, and who may not be as good a

Campuses who had a lot of submissions offered some of the
techniques that they used to solicit papers: these included (1) sending the
email solicitation to the list for SPSS users…At Long Beach a lot of classes
are doing poster sessions, etc. so the conference is in line with other
efforts; sent out to all the Deans, and personally announced the conference at
Deans/chairs meetings.

Question was raised about whether a letter is sent to
students, thanking them for participating. Could develop a
template for a letter for students who actually participated.

Jose mentioned: CAMPUS REP could also email students to find
out where they heard about conference and then email the faculty to thank

Question was raised about putting posters in call, and
seeing whether there are submissions.

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Consortium of Applied Social Science Research
Centers (Ed)

Some of the Research Centers are experiencing difficulties
staying open.

Ed gave an update on what is happening with the consortium.

The consortium now has a brochure, a roster, a list of
resources for each center in the consortium, and plans to have a website
sometime in 2010-11.

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Field report (Ed)

There were two tied proposals based on the committee’s work.
The proposals were discussed, it was determined that the reps from the campuses
of the two involved faculty would not vote. After discussion, a unanimous vote
yielded one proposal to award the faculty fellowship to. They will get 12
question credits, but the stipend and the additional 6 questions that have been
given in the past will not be given.  The
Field Faculty Fellow for 2010-11 is Professor Kimberly Nalder
(CSU Sacramento).

style='mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri'>4. style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       Summer

Pat Jennings was the summer program “czar” and Ellen
reported on her behalf that there was one faculty proposal and one graduate
student who had expressed interest. 
Ellen said she would check back with Pat and find out if the faculty
member’s proposal was adequate, in which case this proposal would be given
preference in terms of having bigger pay off back to the CSU as a system.

style='mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri'>5. style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>       Workshops

Completed:  seven
workshops on five campuses (Bakersfield, Fresno, Fullerton, Humboldt, class=GramE>San Bernardino).

To be scheduled:

Northridge (Fall, TBA)

Long Beach
(Fall, Databases)

San Bernardino
(Fall, Data in the classroom)

(Maybe Summer, SDA)

SLO (Data in classroom or databases)

Stanislaus (Fall, Databases and SPSS)

San Jose
(Fall, Database)


Ed and John
are going to do a workshop on Elluminate in late
September or early October, with a combination of databases and data in


Reps are encouraged to get experience running workshops so
that there is a larger pool of people available to conduct workshops.

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for 2010-11
– Fees for Roper have gone up from $13,000 to $19,500

Budget was M/S/P

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Proposed Social Science Research
and Instructional Council Budget, 2010-2011

Expeditures style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>







Data Subscriptions

























Web & Access Services



















Travel style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>(SSRIC meetings, workshops, etc.)






Conference calls



Conference & Meeting Expenses






Program Initiatives

TR Fellowships












SSRIC Newsletter






Student Research Journal






National Study of the Changing



















Note: style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times New Roman"'>  The Chancellor's
Office agrees to fund the shortfall in revenue between revenue from

campus style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times New Roman"'> dues and budgeted expenditures. style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  The SSRIC agrees to continue its efforts to

maximize style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial","sans-serif";mso-fareast-font-family:
"Times New Roman"'> campus subscription revenues.

of total budget

Maximum possible revenue from dues
for 2010-11

paid by CO

(rates continue to increase by 5%
in 2010-11 and all

campuses subscribe except


Minimum Chancellor's Office
contribution (shortfall)



for 2010-2011

Revenue from dues for 2009-10



Chancellor's Office contribution


Revenue from dues for 2008-2009



Chancellor's Office contribution
(shortfall) for 2008-2009


Revenue from dues for 2007-2008


Chancellor's Office contribution
(shortfall) for 2007-2008




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mso-bidi-font-family:Arial'>SSRIC meetings for 2010-2011 will, again be held
for one day only (tentatively Fridays).

The planned sites for 10-11 are style='mso-bidi-font-weight:normal'>:

(tentatively early October):  Sacramento
(Ellen Berg)

(tentatively early February): Channel Islands
(Billy Wagner and Steve Stratton)

(tentative May): San Jose
(Rich Taketa)


8. SSRIC Committees style='font-size:11.0pt;line-height:135%;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
mso-bidi-font-family:Arial'>:  The following members are the contacts for
SSRIC subcommittees:

Executive committee will be: Greg (chair), Ed, and Josh. style='mso-spacerun:yes'>  John will serve during the Fall
semester, with Lori serving in the Spring. 
Ellen will be on call as needed.

Teaching Resources: Gene Turner

b. Field: Ed Nelson

c. DIVA: Kathy Naff, Lori Weber

d. Web Liaison: John Korey

e. Workshops: Ed Nelson

f. Newsletter: Ed Nelson

g. Summer Program Liaison: Greg Bohr


Korey had a suggestion to be sure to address e-mails to make it clear whether
they are being sent to just SSRIC reps, or being sent to campus long lists. One
suggestion is to use the SSRIC template for the e-mail if it is going out to
long lists, but not do that if is just going to reps. style='mso-spacerun:yes'> 
Another suggestion made at the meeting was to
insert a note at the end of each email indicating to whom it was sent.

issue of offering to provide reps with letters for their ARTP files was brought
up. Ed will provide the template he used in 2006 to Ellen, and she will check
with reps about the need for that.