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- The Council
2014-02-07: Winter 2014
Minutes, SSRIC Online Meeting, Friday, February 7, 2014
Participants: Ellen Berg (Sacramento), Greg Bohr (San Luis Obispo), Stafford Cox (Long Beach), Rhonda Dugan (Bakersfield), Gilbert Garcia (Los Angeles), Mario Guerrero (Pomona), Matt Jarvis (Fullerton), Kimmy Kee-Rose (Channel Islands), John Korey (at large; non-voting), Tim Kubal (Fresno), Josh Miesel (Humboldt), John Menary (Dominguez Hills), Francis Neely (San Francisco), Ed Nelson (at large; non-voting), Rich Taketa (San Jose), Jill Yamashita (Monterey Bay), Lori Weber (Chico)
Guests: Steve Stambough (Fullerton), Andrew Roderick (San Francisco)
Note: recorded votes are italicized; action items are in boldface.
1. Approval of Fall 2013 Minutes: M/S/P
2. Approval of Agenda: M/S/P
3. Election of Chair, 2014-2015: The Council elected Matt Jarvis by acclamation.
4. Student Research Conference:
5. Interim Data Utilization Report: Ed distributed a report (attachment A) comparing utilization for the first six months of 2013-2014 with the first six months and full year of 2012-2013. Compared to the same point a year ago, usage this year is up so far, but only slightly. Ed will check with Andrew about the possibility of tracking SDA usage.
6. Participation at Meetings: We have had several problems trying to run all-virtual and hybrid meetings, listed here in increasing order of importance:
7. ADA Compliance: We need to ensure that the Website complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Andrew reported that problems occur in three areas:
Michael Harper (for the Website staff) and John K (for the Council) will coordinate.
8. ICPSR 2013 Official Representatives Meeting. Matt reported that most of those in attendance were data librarians, and that the meeting dealt in large part with issues of data curating. Sessions on teaching and learning dealt mostly with the use of ICPSR instructional materials.
9. Budget for 2014-2015.
Ed will check with ICPSR, Roper, Field, Berkeley, and SFSU re charges for next year.
Though the idea was not introduced as a formal motion, extended discussion took place about the possibility of discontinuing our Field subscription, and using part of the funds to reduce campus subscriptions and the remainder to provide modest travel funds for workshops and meetings and for other purposes. Instead, the Council took up a motion to keep Field in the budget and to request a budget augmentation to fund travel to one meeting per year for a representative from each campus. M/S/P. In addition, campus representatives should ask their chairs, deans, etc. for funding for a second meeting.
Let Ed know if you’d like one or more workshops on your campus.
Consider a) surveying faculty in informal groups or via online software such as survey monkey to ascertain felt workshop needs; b) asking to be invited into colleagues’ classrooms to conduct mini-workshops on finding and downloading data, c) publicizing and utilizing online workshop materials (see http://www.ssric.org/participate/workshopsd) making short presentations at department meetings and meetings of social science department chairs.
11. Subscription renewal letter:
Early each summer a letter goes out to campuses asking that they renew their subscriptions to the SSRIC. The Council chair and Pamela Estaniel (for the Chancellor’s Office) cosign the letter. John K’s recommendation to Matt is that, in addition to talking about the databases, the letter should emphasize other goods and services we offer, including the Student Research Conference, workshops, instructional materials, the Field Research Corporation Faculty Fellowship, and the ICPSR Summer Program. See attachment B for a list of campus contacts for subscription renewals.
Check the information for your campus and let John K know of any corrections or updates. Among other things, check to see what office is listed as approving payment. Note that both nomenclature and organization structures are sometimes unclear. It appears that, currently, approvals break down as follows:
IT: 10 campuses
* includes two campuses (SLO and Pomona) on which individual departments and the library share costs with the College.
12. Information Items: